I'm thinking about purchasing a Saiga .223 and need to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's a basic black plastic furniture model for $299 at the local shop. I've never fired one, but the reviews seem to all say "buy it!" What I need to know is why I SHOULDN'T buy it! Also, should I buy the .223, 7.62, or .308? I'll primarily use it for the range, but may someday use it for varmits or whitetail. I think I've ruled out the .308 (more recoil than I need). I like how cheap ammo is for the 7.62, but like the accuracy of the .223. Lastly, other than changing the look, are there any benefits to the pistol grip?