Hey all... I sold my 308 SASS rifle back late in november thinking that after christmas I would pick up something to replace it, and was strongly considering a Sig 716, then Newtown happened, and the price went from 1500 bucks to between 2800 to 3k, and that was out of budget. So after watching Gunbroker for several weeks, I found a Saiga 308 that was fully converted with the SGM tactical rail fore end, adjustable trigger group, folding stock, barrel threaded for a standard AR10 flash hider, and came with 8 20 round unita polymer mags. Took it to the local indoor range today to see how it functioned, and it worked perfectly. I put a hundred and sixty rounds through it, and the only malfunction was that the front screw on the handguard fell out cause it had no loctite in the threads. The mags are a little wobbly in the mag well when they are empty, but with more than a couple rounds in them they stay pretty snug. The gun shoots straight, well as much as I can tell shooting standing up with no support at 25 yards. As compared to the SASS I sold, obviously it isn't going to shoot nearly as well at any distance, but it weighs about 30% less, and being gas piston driven is probably going to require less maintenance to keep it running right. I think I am going to pick up a few Csspecs metal mags to use when it is cold out, and also considering adding a recoil reducing stock as it does pack quite a punch compared to the 7.62x39 or AR. I also ordered a beryl style top rail, fixed stock, and Optisan Mamba optic for it. I will post some pics when I get it put together like I want it. So, if the first outing with this rifle is any indication, I think it's going to be a good one, and I would recommend this rifle if you are looking for something economical in the 308 platform. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!