I just ordered a Saiga 12, I had been wanting one bad for a long time... but before I ordered it I was having a hard time finding one, I was considering either a .308 or a .223, just because supplies were more abundant. So I guess a positive for the .308 is you can still find them relatively easy, they are cheaper than the Saiga 12 because of the whole ATF Survey has everyone buying them up, so most suppliers are out of stock and raiseing the prices! Another positive for the .308 is your range and accuracy... your going to get way more distance with it than the Saiga 12. A positive for the the Saiga 12 is it's just plain BADA$$! Where else are you going to find a semi-auto AK-shotgun that can shoot 20rds of #4 buckshot!!! But in the end it's up to you, and what your intended use is going to be for. I'm in agreement with XD.45DUDE, they may quit importing them soon, good luck with whichever one you choose!