Last edited by 1biggun; 03-06-2016 at 10:48 PM.
Why not just get a Saiga 308 bolt?
U.S. Army (Ret)
NRA for Life
Saiga .308 bolts are in short supply. That is why I use a Bulgarian 5.45 bolt in my 7.62 NATO AK. Although I did have to open up the bolt face, and dremel the extractor a little.
The 308 Saiga bolt is a different design. A standard AK bolt may hold up to a bit of shooting, but it might not. When firearms are proof tested they are placed inside a steel container.
Last edited by 1biggun; 03-06-2016 at 10:49 PM.
thats what I have read as well. i dont know the source but it makes sence that they would have not redesigned the bolt for know reason.I would like to know where you heard that from. What are the sources for that information?
Well...I happen to talk to some of their designers and specifically mentioned this to them on a side note and they were very quick to correct me that the pressures were fine and that the reason they added that extra lug was to try and squeeze a little more accuracy out of the .308. I'll find out more on my next visit with them, but until I can see the actual "publication" and from what source...which I will ask them about and have them verify...I am going to remain skeptical. I have seen a few .308 builds that do just fine on hot handloads without a third lug. How many does the M76, PSL, .308 M90s have???