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    The 308 Galil bolt is standard length with standard size lugs. It may be made of higher strength steel that regular AK bolts. The 308 Valmet and the 308 Yugo bolt use larger bolts. The 308 Galil bolt and maybe an RPK or PSL trunnion. The AKM trunnion would really be pushing things. THe PSL trunnion seems harder than most trunnions to me but it may be exactly the same. I haven't seen any factory 308 AK's use standard AKM trunnions and I have seen some of those fail in 7.62x39.

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    The Russian tried making 308 AK's with AK-74 type bolts and they failed to pass the CIP proof testing in Europe. CIP proof is 125 percent of the standard pressure limit. The Russians then changed the bolt design to the three lug bolt. The 308 Valmet and the Yugoslavian 308 AK both use longer and heavier bolts but they were both designed before the CIP proof testing was required for sales in Europe. Then there is the 8 mm M76 and now a 308 PSL. I have heard of the 308 Galil receivers cracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    I read a story on threm years ago (possably internet BS) and it said there had been reports of 308 Galil bolts failing.

    I was not aware that the russians tried to use a AK74 type bolt in there testing. I have also heard the the three lug bolt was not due due to previous failures.
    I have also never seen any thing offical saying the 2 lug bolts failed CIP tests i have only heard stuff on forums.
    Do you have any thing that shows or proves that the two lug bolts faild CIP tests??? Id loe see some documintation other than what I always see in forums like this. Im not doubting you or any one else but Id like to see the source of the reports.
    I was told this before I had the internet. Before a certain date, CIP proof testing wasn't required to market firearms in Europe. I think 1989 or maybe 1991 or later. The story I got was the original Russian 308 design was with a two lug bolt which held up using normal ammunition but not the required proof testing. What helps support this story is the Saiga and Vepr were made by two competing Russian companies at the time. If it was just to improve accuracy, as some claim on the internet, I think the more expensive Vepr might have done it but not the cheaper Saiga and not both at exactly the same time. Three lug bolts aren't any more accurate than two lug bolts but they can spread the load over a wider area.

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    284 Winchester is a pretty fat case. I've seem 6.5mm-284 but for 6mm I would consider 6mm Remington. It is a short action cartridge due to the shortness of 6mm bullets and uses a 7mm Mauser / 257 Roberts case. It's 2.825 inches long and the 308 Winchester is 2.81 inches. That's a larger case than the 243 Winchester and a smaller diameter than the 284 Winchester case.

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    I know pookie made a svu 308/g3 mag ak with romanian G parts basically profile of yugo m70 bolt/trun. the yugo m77 308 bolt is 2 lug and i havent seen anything about it failing. all the pics i have seen the top lug is identical to the m70 bolt, the only big difference is the m76 is thicker face becauseit longer distance from mag.

    safety says to stay at the levels of max psi standard caliber the bolt was made for -- 51,500psi 762x39 and 55,100psi 545x39. a 11k-7k psi difference is a decent play with unknown variables of the standard akm/74 bolt/trun. it bothers that there is no info on this, and you never know until you test the bolts/trunnion lugs thresholds yourself.
    I would be tempted to build if it could at least handle off the shelf 308 win loading or 54r(if mosin takeoff could be sourced), video of the action and checking headspace/fatigue/cases after each rd if it makes it that far would be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    I dont know what a 308 Saiga can handle. Id hate to find out the hard way.
    I run my hot 175 SMKs through my Saiga 308 with out any issues. If I do my part I can get 1.5moa out of it. My AR308 is more of a .65-.70 with the same ammo.
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