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RWC Group IZ137 Saiga Rifle 8+1 308WIN 16"

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Model: IZ137
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 81154
UPC: 814716015179

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The Saiga autoloading rifle is based on the rugged Kalashnikov design. In the Saiga line of rifles, this timeless design utilizes a proven gas piston system, rotary bolt, and very few internal parts that provide the reliability that Izhmash has delivered for over 60 years. A hammer forged, chrome lined barrel and chamber provide the ultimate in long life. The driftable post front sight with protective ears is adjustable for windage and elevation. The notched side catch with bar rear leaf sight is adjustable for elevation. The rear sight has presets for 109, 218, & 328 yards. The comfortable, ergonomic operating handle makes charging the firearm effortless. The spring loaded magazine release provides for quick magazine changes. The elongated selector handle allows for a smooth transition from safe to semi-auto.
Finish Black
Action Semi-Automatic
Caliber 308 Winchester
Barrel Length 16.3"
Overall Length 43.5"
Trigger Standard
Safety Lever
Stock Fixed
Weight 8.6 lbs
Finish Matte Blue
Action Pistol
Caliber 6.5X284 Norma
Barrel Length 26" Fluted
Overall Length 31" - 34.25"
Trigger Timney
Safety Sliding Tang Safety
Stock Altamont Classic VI w/Checkering
Weight 8.6 lbs
Finish Brass
Action Pistol
Caliber 5.56x45mm
Barrel Length 22" & 28"
Overall Length 31.5"
Trigger standard trigger
Safety Thumb safety
Stock Camo/Collapsible
Weight 8.6 lbs
Finish Matte Nickle
Action Single Shot
Caliber 22 Long Rifle
Barrel Length 10"
Overall Length 43.37"
Trigger Precision JP Trigger
Safety Manual
Stock Foliage Green Laminate
Weight 8.6 lbs
Finish Olive Drab
Action Lever
Caliber 9x19 mm
Barrel Length 23.37"
Overall Length 32.5" - 33.75"
Trigger 2 Stage
Safety Manual
Stock MBA-1
Weight 8.6 lbs

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3 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.7 of 5 Stars! [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Theyo E on 11/22/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is one fine rifle. The craftsmanship, the action on this rifle is amazing. I ordered an extra 8rd. Saiga magazine for it. I am thinking about a conversion on this one, but have not decided about that. Bought it on the lawaway plan, this is a great way to do it. You still get the cash discount price and you don't have that credit card interest. I have bought about 30 guns from Buds. Their service is great, products have always arrived on time and in excellent condition. They are where I shop first and last.

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Reviewed By: Cyrus F on 09/28/2012 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
I spent about an hour on a long review, and bud's logged me out and forgot it when asking me to log back in.
So this won't be as detailed as I was hoping to be, but I'm not writing that all out again.

Some key points, though:

eats through any 308 or 7.62x51, including cheap steel case
thick chrome-lined barrel, about as accurate as AKs will get, plenty durable, I bet it'll last 10k rounds
recoil lets you know its there, but is comfortable
lefty friendly, ejection angle is forward, actually more forward than rightward
easy to field strip, if you follow the manual
decent aftermarket for parts, some compatible from AK stuff
mags are convertible to 10, there are 15, 20, and 25rd mags available.

-heavy, front heavy
-my extractor had some machining marks jutting out of it that made manual extraction really tough, had to take apart the bolt to fix that, which was a big bother to get back together
-my gas block pin is a bit of wire jammed in and bent to fit the handguard over it. Disappointing!
-not the most durable of finishes, the safety immediately cut a groove in it
-monte carlo stock on a blocky AK receiver. This izhmash mishmash makes for pretty bad ergonomics.
-the moved-rearward trigger is bad, you pull your finger back, and the angled trigger slides along your finger upwards. Or you could lift it, that's weird too, though.
-since it's imported, there's 922r laws restricting modifications
-not very suitable for a muzzle device, front sight's in the way
-standard AK sights, not suitable to 308, I think

Overall, 4/5 as a base rifle for conversion, 2.5/5 as is.

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Reviewed By: RObert C on 10/30/2010 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Arrived on time and in excellent shape. very good purchase.

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