Izhmash Tigr-308 России Ижмаш Тигр
Izhmash Tiger in 7,62x51 for the European market. Note the straight polymer ten round magazine and short SVDS flash hider. The long SVD flash hider is also available as an option, as well as no muzzle device at all.
The flash hider for the .308 model has a different sight base than the SVD type. This model also has the 2-setting adjustable gas regulator.
A .308 Tigr offered by Guncity in New Zealand. Flash hiders are not allowed unless you have a special permit.
Sam in NZ sent this email and photos regarding his Tigr-308:
"I'm a Dragunov owner myself here in NZ. I have a Special Edition Dragunov Tigr-308 made by Legion with POSP 4x24 M & PO 3-9x42 M scopes."
"In case you're wondering, the differnce between the regular and special edition is laminated SVD style wood furniture and a polished chrome bolt carrier & trigger."
Legion logo in white.
"Some other minor differences between my rifle and other Tigrs is it has a fully adjustable gas regulator and unlike other Tigr leaf sights I've seen which only have up to 300m it has the full ranges right up to 1200m. Apparently there were only 5 imported into NZ" -Sam
In New Zealand the Tigr is classified as a hunting rifle so no special permits are required to purchase one other than a firearms license. The firearms license is a bit of nuisance to obtain but once you have it you are good to go for 10 years. Basically the license requires safe storage, a short multi-choice test and interviews with a relative and non-relative so they can vouch for your sanity. They also do a police backround check. The process takes about 2 months from beginning to end.
A flash hider on a semi-auto in New Zealand requires extra paperwork to approve a license.
This .308 flash hider has a unique sight base.
Polished chrome bolt carrier.
The newer POSP-1 M has a range finder calibrated to 1.8 meters, an upgrade from the 1.7 meter height of older PSO military scopes. 1.8 meters is roughly 5 foot 9 inches, the average height of 21st century man.
Tigr-308 magazine is not compatible with Saiga, Vepr, or NDM-86.
Tigr-308 factory test target.
Supressors are also legal in New Zealand for anyone who has a firearms license. This one is made by Gunworks.
Polymer .308 Winchester magazine and steel 7.62x54R magazine. Both hold 10 cartridges.