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Old February 17, 2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Saiga 308, should I add a scope or.....?

I am new to this style of gun. I have a Saiga 308, should I add a scope or what are my other options? I might use it for prarie dog hunting or coyote hunting but mainly will just be using it for shooting for fun.

Also is it hard to find a bipod for it?
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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I also have a RRA AR .223. I was thinking maybe put aa scope or something of that nature one one of the two but not both. Which would be more enjoyable/useful with a scope or other sight upgrade?
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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You want to use your .308 for coyote and prairie dog hunting buy you have a .223 already?...

Add a scope to your RRA for varmint hunting, that gun is much more suited for the job.

What are the specs of your AR?
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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I don't think a Saiga is accurate enough for prairie dog shooting, at least mine isn’t. Also, the scope mounts for those things are something like 3+ inches above the bore line. Impossible to get any kind of a check weld. I had a red dot sight on my Saiga, for about ten rounds then it came off.
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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sounds like scope on the 223 is the way to go. So no reflex or red dot on the 308 sounds like either?
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Old February 17, 2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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A reflex or red dot would be fun on the Saiga, but I would put a magnified optic on the AR first.

I will ask again because you might have glanced over it, what are the specifications of your AR? (i.e., flat-top or A2 style upper? Barrel length? etc.)
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Old February 17, 2013, 11:20 PM   #7
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the AR is a RRA elite. 16 " barrel and not sure how i tell what style upper
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Old February 17, 2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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Well, it isn't quite a prairie dog gun, but it would work much better than a Saiga...especially one in .308
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