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Hi all,

   I have a Saiga .308 (16" barrel) Rifle and searching for a good "cost effective"Scope.  I thought about just using the open sites but, my older Eyes can not see (shoot/hit) squat beyond 50 yards using open sights.  I plan to mount the Scope using a UTG (AK side mount).  Would the
(on sale) Sightron 3x9 SI scope be a good choice for my Saiga ?  That is to say, is the Sightron is TOO much Scope (size) for the Saiga or might I be better off trying to find a (on sale) 4X or 3X7 Scope which I would think would be physically smaller than the Sightron.  Thanks for any help/suggestions.

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 WELCOME to OT,SixCats.
 
  Actually that S1 3-9x40 is not that much heavier (3.3oz) or longer (1.43") than a VX-1 2-7x33 which is considered to be a fairly compact scope.  I've got an S1 3-9x40 (let's just say it's in the family somewhere)and can say it's NICE scope.  ESPECIALLY at that closeout price.  What's your main use of the rifle going to be?
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Hi 300S&W,

   Thank you for responding to my thread.  The Saiga .308 will be my "all around" SHTF rifle.
I originally wanted to buy a M1A but, too much money for a poor guy like me.  I bought the Saiga a few years ago when they were rather IN-expensive.   I'm glad I bought it back then as the price has more than doubled on the .308 Saiga (if you can find one)!  I must admit however, with a 16" barrel, the .308 is LOUD!  I wish I had thought about how loud it would be BEFORE I bought the Rifle lol.  I've read that many feel the 16" barrel Saiga is more accurate than the 21" barrel, I suspect due to the shorter barrel having less whip if you will.  That being said, I prefer a more compact/short OAL Rifle.  I recently bought a Sightron 3X9 SI Rimfire Scope for my new CZ 452 Trainer 22LR.  I haven't yet set it up.  The Sightron no doubt is a quality scope for the (sale) price. 

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