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Te Anau
January 26, 2006, 11:22 AM
Weight wise?
I have one thats cool (arent all Saigas cool?) and want to bring in 1000 rounds of Wolf.I cant decide on whether to get 55gr or 62gr.I havent tested them side by side so I dont know which really works better with the Saigas twist rate.Anyone have the answer?:)

Te Anau
January 28, 2006, 01:33 PM
I guess nobody was smart like me and got one.:p

Dave R
January 28, 2006, 01:39 PM
What's the twist rate on your Saiga?

I dont' have a Saiga, but FWIW I have a SAR-3, which is probably 1st cousin. Romanian built AK in .223. It groups 55gr bullets significantly better than 62gr bullets. Which is weird because its twist is 1:8.5 or something like that. So its fast enough to group 'em, but it doesn't. Must just be a barrel harmonics thing. If so, no telling which yours will like better.

ford_shooter
January 29, 2006, 03:14 AM
I shoot 62 gr. Wolf out of my Saiga 223 and get 1 in. groups at 100 meters. Not bad for a cheap round.