Saiga 12 shotgun

Saiga 12 shotgun

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    Saiga 12 shotgun

    Anyone here own or ever fire a Saiga 12ga. shotgun?
    They are built along the lines of the AK. Are autoloading and magazine fed.
    I'm just wondering what your experiences / thoughts may be.

    Thanks,

    Rick
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    I've got a Tromix converted one.
    Great gun ... recoil on slugs is surprisingly low.

    Plus its about the most evil looking gun on the planet (in addition to a side folding Ace stock and SAW style grip, mine has the Tromix Door Breeching muzzle brake ... its an evil looking bit of steel that could almost be used as a bayonet).

    I keep mine loaded up with ball bearing shot as a home defense gun.

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    How's the reliability on it? My Saiga rifle is 100%, but I would think shottie might be different.
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    I have a stock Saiga 12. It is an excellent weapon; reliable and very heavy duty (both typical AK traits). They recoil is very low for a .12 Gauge (even when firing slugs/00 Buck); I haven't tried magnum loads out of it.

    I'd love to get mine done up by Tromix....and then get a .20 Gauge Saiga.
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    Wow! Those are pretty wicked looking shotguns. I had not seen them before. I don't guess you can use the 10-round mag for dove hunting . . . ;-)
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    I honestly thought the saiga 12 was an NFA item like the street sweeper is now by fiat . BTW a buddy's that i shot years ago was fun , and i may be trading for a .410 ( which i understand is not regulated ) with the thought of makeing a small mag ( depends on how many i can make feed ) .45 long colt carbine .. dont ask me why other than no one else has one lol .
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    There's been some talk about a large cap .410 as the bore diameter is no where near a DD diameter... .45/.410 would be cool, could use the Taurus .45/.410 as the sidearm to go with it.

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    The Saiga 12 is awesome. Tromix makes some beatiful firearms, although I do enjoy the stock version. My wife loves to shoot clays with it. :-D

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    shot a 20 gauge, very reliable and fun too!

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    Thanks for the responses..... They seem to be a hard weapon to get. I haven't been able to locate the basic Saiga 12 with a 19" bbl in stock anywhere.
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    More info available on the Saiga forum...

    IIRC some one was saying only a limited quantity was headed to the US and most were spoken for...

    I'm not usually checking out the shottie parts of the Saiga forum though.. I have my S.223, so I've been reading up on giving my "Russian bride" a makeover.. LOL

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