Saiga 308 trigger conversion accuracy


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303 hunter
February 7, 2012, 09:04 PM
I took my factory 308 Saiga to the range today for the first time. At best, 4"-5" groups were the best I could do at 100 meters; and that was with me really concentrating. Would those of you who have done the trigger conversion tell me how much difference it made in your groups? What brand components did you use? I am very disappointed so far. I also carried my early Chinese SKS with polished trigger, and vintage Weaver Marksman 4x scope too. 2" groups were no problem. What can I expect out of a converted Saiga 308? Also, I was using DAG surplus, and Remington Core Loct 150 gr. soft points.

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Girodin
February 7, 2012, 10:15 PM
Would those of you who have done the trigger conversion tell me how much difference it made in your groups? What brand components did you use? I am very disappointed so far.

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into accuracy. Replacing the awful excuse for a trigger on the 308 with something usable is very likely to help. I remember the first time I shot my S308 before I did the conversion. I shot it along with another one of my converted 7.62x39 guns. I remember being so frustrated by the awkward upwards pull of the s308 that I put it away and just shot the x39. I was shooting at steel at 100 and 200 yards. The x39 was much easier to make shots with. I think there are too many variables to say how much it will shrink your groups but I have no doubt it will help the shooter a lot to have a better trigger.

Generally speaking I would expect a S308 to be capable of 2-3" groups at 100 (by which I mean consistent 5-10 shot groups not cherry picked 3 round groups which could be much better).

Mr.510
February 8, 2012, 04:48 AM
I put a Tapco G2 trigger in my 16" Saiga .308 when it was brand new so I don't know how much the trigger helps. I don't have a gauge but the trigger pull is as light as any rifle I've fired. I get pretty consistent 2-1/2" groups at 100 yards with typical non-surplus ammo. I do not consider myself to be very good with a rifle. :o

The Sarge
February 8, 2012, 08:01 AM
How many rounds did you go through? I found my Saiga .308's need plenty of fouling rounds before they settle down.

JohnnyK
February 8, 2012, 01:08 PM
I have Saiga .308 and got all my conversion parts from Carolina Shooters Supply... great stuff, great prices... I use Brown Bear .308 and got 2-3" groups shooting over 300 rounds to break her in... I got their "beryl" scope mount and it rocks get the metal one not the plastic one... I couldn't stand the factory trigger... it was a joke... I used 3-9 scope...

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