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New Saiga 12 gauge

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Alaskapopo, May 12, 2010.

  1. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    Just came back from R&R

    I put 60 rounds of bird, low recoil buck and some 2 3/4 mag slugs and it works great.

    I got it for open class shooting in three gun but it would also make a great self defense shotgun.
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    I have 3 12 round mags and 1 20 round mag. I also got Briley chocks for it.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  2. Aceman

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  3. ricklee4570

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    20 round mags, now that is some serious firepower!
     
  4. Jon_R

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    I am thinking of getting one just like it for the same use (USPSA 3-Gun) and for fun. I guess you can't go prone with the 20 rounder. :) You could probably sit and use it as a monopod.

    I really like the AR style safety. Being a lefty the AK style safety is not very convenient when you start the stages on safe.
     
  5. MTPD

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    Cool! Never have seen one on the range here.
     
  6. Karbala03

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    HOLY GIANT MAGAZINE BATMAN!! I've been looking real hard at a Saiga 12 at the local fun shop. Is it very expensive to add the collapsable stock? I really hate the one that comes standard.
     
  7. WOW, I like it. What's the price on somthing like that ?
     
  8. Alaskapopo

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    Its 3000 grand for the complete open gun. If you send your gun in its 2500. That is just the basic. I got 2 extra 12 round mags and 1 20 as well as a Briley Chock set (improved cylinder came with the gun, I bought modified, improved modified, and full) I paid 3000 when it was all said and done and I sent him a Saiga. It was very expensive but I am very happy. The gun also is light even with a full mag of 20. I will have to weigh it but it feels lighter than my M4 Benelli.
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    I swapped out the Magpul CTR stock for a Vltor Emod.
     
  9. Alaskapopo

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    To shoot prone you would need to cant the gun. Most matches don't have prone stages for the shotgun because the pump gunners complain.
    Pat
     
  10. Z71bill

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    Does the slide lock back - after last shot / empty mag?

    $3K - :wow:

    That is more than I would have guessed - how much are the individual spare mags?

    When the Obama will take your guns craze was in full swing I saw a guy selling the (10 round?) Saiga 12 gauge mags for $120 each - I almost crapped my pants 2X

    First when I saw the $120 price tag and thought it was for the Saiga Shot gun on the table (I'll take 5) - then again when I realized it was just for one mag.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  11. Alaskapopo

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    It does not lock back. Its still an AK in that regard. Not a huge deal in competition as you plan out your reloads. The 12 round mag was $65 bucks or so and the 20 round one is $170.
    Pat
     
  12. dakotasdad

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  13. Very nice. A bit more advanced (and about twice as expensive) as my competition gun. I'm holding out for the MD doublestack mags and mag well...
     
  14. fnfalguy

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    It's the first shotgun that I've ever seen that needs a bipod or tripod! ;)
     
  15. Alaskapopo

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    Its actually lighter than my Benelli M4.
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  16. ajjacks916

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    Crazy money for that project, but an awesome weapon. Very jealous :crying:
     
  17. Hillbilly Jim

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    Briley chocks, do these go in front or behind the wheel?