The Russian American Saiga 308 is a semi-automatic hunting rifle chambered in .308 Win. The Saiga family of rifles are based on the ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifles, of which the AK-47 is the most widespread exponent. The AK design is very rugged because it can still function after being exposed and submerged in water, sand, dirt, and mud. Just like the AK, the Saiga 308 uses a very clean gas-piston operating system. It functions by capturing propellant gases into a tube near the muzzle, directing gas onto a piston, the piston then drives the bolt to the rear and the bolt ejects an empty casing and loads a fresh round.
Features include iron front and rear sights that are adjustable for windage and elevation, a Picatinny rail is mounted on the left side of the receiver for adding an optical sighting device, and the 308 is available in either a wood or black plastic butt stock and fore-end.
The Russian American Armory Company recommends the Saiga 308 for hunting large and medium-sized game.
|Sights:||Adjustable iron sights|
|Stock:||Black plastic<br />Wood|
|Barrel Length:||16.3"<br />21.8"|
|Twist:||1 in 12"|
|Overall Length:||37.3"<br />43.3"|