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just courious how many people have a saiga shotgun , just bought a 12 last week and it is awsome i think that it is a good survival weapon , it is defentily reliable and scary looking and functions flawleslewy better get them wile you still can before socialisim is a way of life!!
 

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i would say buy it they are very hard to come by where i live i give 530 out the door and i felt i got a good deal beeing it was the onoly one in town 410 s are 369 and you cant find a 20 gauge , being a lover of the ak desigin i felt that i couldent go wrong at least i know that it will always work !!
 

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I own a saiga .308, and it is a great weapon, and very reliable. I'm not as pleased with the finish as I would be with a great blue job, but I still love it. I've dreamed of owning a saiga 12. it's on my wish list.
 

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I am in love with these and am trying very hard to get the funds up to be able to buy 1 or two of them.
 

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There's a pretty cool Saiga 20 in a local gunshop for $350, I'd rather wait for a 12 though. Besides my priority right now is a reliable rifle like an AK, there's an Romanian RPK in town for $480. :D:
 

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There's a pretty cool Saiga 20 in a local gunshop for $350, I'd rather wait for a 12 though. Besides my priority right now is a reliable rifle like an AK, there's an Romanian RPK in town for $480. :D:
The tough part about the 20-gauge Saiga is the magazines. The Russian factory mags are in short supply in the US, and unlike the 12-gauge there are no aftermarket mag options (nor are there likely to be). Fine if it's your "fun gun", but for a SHTF go-to scattergun that's fed by box mags, I'd want to have plenty of them tucked away. However, if you were arming a slight-of-frame shooter who finds 12-gauge buckshot a handful, a converted Saiga 20 with a good supply of spare mags would be a formidable long gun for personal defense.
 

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The tough part about the 20-gauge Saiga is the magazines. The Russian factory mags are in short supply in the US, and unlike the 12-gauge there are no aftermarket mag options (nor are there likely to be). Fine if it's your "fun gun", but for a SHTF go-to scattergun that's fed by box mags, I'd want to have plenty of them tucked away. However, if you were arming a slight-of-frame shooter who finds 12-gauge buckshot a handful, a converted Saiga 20 with a good supply of spare mags would be a formidable long gun for personal defense.
no after market mags?? http://www.mdarms.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct=1714

 

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Cryptkeeper, you misunderstood what you quoted from lilc. He said UNLIKE THE SAIGA 12 the saiga 20 doesn't have the availability of aftermarket mags. ie: the 12 does have aftermarket mags... now let's all dream about owning a tromix modified saiga 12.
 

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Cryptkeeper, you misunderstood what you quoted from lilc. He said UNLIKE THE SAIGA 12 the saiga 20 doesn't have the availability of aftermarket mags. ie: the 12 does have aftermarket mags... now let's all dream about owning a tromix modified saiga 12.
ahh ok thanx :thumb:
 

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Where the heck are people buying these guns nowadays? You can't just buy them online can you? I've gotta get a Saiga12 ASAP.
 

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Where the heck are people buying these guns nowadays? You can't just buy them online can you? I've gotta get a Saiga12 ASAP.
Google it up, there should be a few stores selling them.

I own a Saiga 7.62X39 myself, Thinking about converting it to pistol grip and AK mags, so it would become a "normal" ak again.
 

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I've got one!

just courious how many people have a saiga shotgun , just bought a 12 last week and it is awsome i think that it is a good survival weapon , it is defentily reliable and scary looking and functions flawleslewy better get them wile you still can before socialisim is a way of life!!
You're right Yote....these things are great. Had mine for about a month now and can't believe how fast it can dump a 10-round clip. I'm saving up to do the pistol grip and folding stock conversion, but even stock it's a great zombie stopper!
 

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i cant afford one they're $539.00 at my gun shop,...so i went for the moss. 500 for $140.00
out the door & put my $$ elsewhere in my surplus.....but damn i wish i could have one.......
 

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I've got several friends and acquaintances using them in 3-gun matches and "tactical shotgun" matches. They absolutely swear by them.

First hand, all I can really say is that I have observed them to be fast cycling and very reliable.
 

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I own a Saiga .410 . . . might be the funnest gun to shoot in my whole collection. Virtually no recoil and fires as fast as you can pull the trigger.
 

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I got a Saiga 12 a several years ago when they were cheaper ($280ish, if I recall correctly). It was the first SHTF gun I got, and I'll still count on it, along with some 00 to mow down the waves of thugs trying to kill me to steal my stuff.
 

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My wife and I each have an AK and I also have a bolt action rifle and a Mossberg 500. I tried talking her into the same setup but she wants to stick with her AK and buy a Saiga 12 (no interest in longer range/will not kill an animal for food).

I'm just starting to research these so we can get a good deal and make sure its exactly what she wants.
Any advice? Can folding pistol grip stocks be had (it what she likes on her AK)?
Can the Saige 12 cycle bird shot?
Can she shoot 2 3/4" and 3" shells in it?
Can she put 2 3/4" and 3" shells in the same drum/mag? At the same time?

Should I have made my own thread for this?
 
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