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Saiga 12, uses?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Reno911, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Been sitting on a Saiga12 I converted a while back before the school shooting. It's value has basically doubled. I currently find it hard to take shooting as I find little to no use for it lately. Other than mag dumps for someone that has never shot one, I usually set up some clays all over and go to town as fast as I can. Either way it is an ammo eater for sure. Been contemplating turning it over for something I can use. Like a lot of ammo or a new piece of glass. Not sure really, if not it is still a good investment if anything.

    So... What do you use yours for?
     
  2. bloodnguts

    bloodnguts Seattle Member

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    Mostly blasting, you can use it for hd but I use my 870 for that.
     
  3. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    It's about as badass as a 12ga can get. I would put mine up against a benelli or AA12 any day of the week (it's taken a bit of work though). Every shotgun has it's purpose, skeet, hunting, home defense, tactical/combat. I would label the 870 as the ideal home defense shotgun, and the S12/benelli/AA12 as a combat/tactical shotgun.

    I don't know who actually needs a combat/tactical shotgun, but if I need to lay down some serious lead, an S12 with a 20rnd drum is hard to beat.

    Edit: All that being said, the saiga is accurate, very reliable (again, with some work), and shoots much softer than my 870 or NEF single shot. Overall it's a much more enjoyable and versitile gun to shoot. That's the reason I would hang on to mine. I also don't have a bunch of accessories attached to mine, so it's not much heavier or bulkier than a comparable semi-auto. If more traditional is what you're looking for, an 1187 or some other semi-auto might be a better choice.
     
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  4. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's the thing. I'm getting to the point where if the gun doesn't serve much of a purpose it is useless. I'm considering replacing it with a more traditional semi auto.
     
  5. MBGraphix

    MBGraphix Salem, Oregon Member

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    If you don't need the money, I would keep it for home defense. Heck do a Form 1 and SBS that thing for ultra cool and compact (as it gets...).

    I love Saiga-12 's so keep it man!

    :thumbup:
     
  6. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    I think it is the best to take along in the RV. I don't plan every stop so if I happen to stop in the wrong place/wrong time, the S12 will spread some lead and hopefully the bad guys have enough sense to go away before they eat some of that lead.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    A semi auto 12g in SHTF:
    Crowd persuasive dispersion devise i.e. riots
    CQB annihilation
    Multi load, adaptive firearm.
    Incredible slug gun, vehicle operator devastator.

    The list goes on.
    Other than a different setup its like other 12g semi's.
    however it does have uses. If you don't want it trade it for something you're after.
     
  8. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Probably the best thing I've heard thus far. Made me think about firing of 12 slugs in a row to the front side of a vehicle!

    That or the crown disperser. I find shotshell to be an inferior fighting caliber though. I would much rather have a center fire.

    However as a last resort, they are within 50 yards. Surely this would be a good weapon system.

    Maybe I need to get out and practice some longer ranges with slugs.
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Yes, And enjoy!!!

    Old Milk jugs filled with water at 100-150 yards is a fun game. sometimes difficult for some but always fun!
     
  10. nobamaplease

    nobamaplease Vancouver, WA. Member

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    Shooting empty 5 gallon buckets up hill is always a blast or 2, the buckets always rolls back down wanting more and clean up is fast and easy, the distance of the hill depends on the type of shot used, with the price of ammo these days, 12 ga is a cheaper option - one box of bird shot on sale about $5 ÷ 25 = $0.20 per bang, which is way cheaper than $.30 for 7.62x39 or $.40 for 556.
    Bigger funner bang for less $$
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hog eradication. It takes magazines. The weapon can be reloaded faster than a tube gun.
     
  12. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Drive bys, mall ninjaing, and imitating the Red Jacket gang.
     
  13. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    COMBAT
     
  14. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    3-gun

    Sell it.
     
  15. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    A five round magazine and a pocket full of 00 buckshot= one heck of a rainforest Deer getter.
    it's not just for two leggers you know. There's quite a following in the hunting crowd on the big continent across the pond when it comes to this weapon.
     
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