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What size Saiga 12 barrel should I get?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by LarryD1130, Dec 11, 2010.


  1. LarryD1130

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    I'm in the market for a Saiga 12 but I can't decide which barrel to get. I held a 19" barrel and it felt pretty good. I'm wondering if I'd be better off with the 22" instead of 19". This won't be used as a HD gun. I already have something else for that. This will mainly be used for target shooting and maybe 3 gun competions down the road.
     

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  2. LarryD1130

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    19" or 22"?
     

  3. David_Ely

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    I'm partial to the 19" myself. I've got a Saiga 20 and just sold my Saiga 410. I really want a 12 next but already have a Remington 870. My 20 is my primary deer gun.
     
  4. LarryD1130

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    I ended up getting the 19". I don't think I'll be hunting with mine. I'm pissed though because my magazines won't fit properly. Guess I got to file them down or something.
     
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    The Russian mags don't fit? That would be odd. I've had aftermarket mags not fit well but I've never had a problem with the OEM mags.
     
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    I went with the 19". I would like to get it cut to about 8" but I don't want to part with the coin to do it right now.
     
  7. denn1911

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    I have a 19" SAIGA 12. If you are using yours for target shooting fun and/or 3 gun competition, you would be better served with the slightly longer barrel. If you're able to handle both, see which feels best in your hands.
     
  8. LarryD1130

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    I actually got it to fit. I guess I wasn't pushing hard enough at first.
     
  9. NWanner

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    Insert the mags a little forcefully a couple of times and they're start to fit easier.