View Full Version : Saiga .308 Flyers

05-15-2010, 6:14 PM
I was shooting my Saiga at the range today with min to no wind. I started well but then I started getting 2/5 shots a flyers. I am no pro so it could be me but I am going to post some targets (if I can figure it out). Some are with Bushnell Trophy Red Dot and some are open sights. I will try to label. BTW, I really like the open sights.

So there are more targets but they repeat the same pattern. The one with the sticker was shot with my Red Dot at 50 yd. The second was open sights. Both were standing.

05-15-2010, 6:58 PM
Saiga never have guaranteed group precision.

What kind of ammo did you use ?

05-15-2010, 8:38 PM
The ammo was good German surplus in the battle packs on both targets. I also shot a box of white winchester. I had 2 failures to fire with the winchester (on first round) which may have been me not releasing the bolt freely !?!?!? 80 rounds total.

05-15-2010, 8:55 PM
you shot these groups from 'standing' position and you're expecting no fliers?

shoot it from the bench on rifle rest & sandbags and see what happens. But before that, dry fire, a lot, thru the scope and practice to a point when the trigger breaks the red dot doesn't move.

05-15-2010, 10:04 PM
Stock Saiga triggers are really bad. Convert it and install the Tapco trigger and your groups will really close in. On my 7.62x39 16" Saiga conversion I shot a string of 5 rounds and 4 of the holes were touching each other at 35 feet. Considering it is an AK and I was using really cheap ammo I am happy with it.

05-15-2010, 10:57 PM
My converted S308 can do pretty consistent groups of 1-2" at 100-yd with FGMM, but the groups are not consistent with surplus ammo. The group sizes can vary from 0.5" to 5" and most are 2-4". I use a scout scope on the S308. I think the group size might be a bit tighter if I use a target scope.

05-15-2010, 11:48 PM
Is it the carbine or long barrel?