View Full Version : Saga 12 gauge reliability?
October 21, 2011, 07:47 PM
Would a Saga shotgun have the same legendary reliability of an AK47...not in theory but in real world use?
October 21, 2011, 08:09 PM
Dunno. The one I had for a year long extended T&E ate everything, ran dirty and cold, and generally satisfied me as to its reliability.
Maybe 400 rounds. Slugs, Buck, light loads, short mags, standard, no glitches.
October 21, 2011, 08:59 PM
I just spent three Sunday afternoons helping my buddy fine tune his to get it to work with low brass 2 3/4 shells fed from a 20 round drum.
There were a few parts changed and the follower in the factory 5 round mag had to be sanded to get the last shell to eject properly.
It always worked with 3 inch magnums and worked most of the time with high brass 2 3/4. Just had one heck of a time getting it to work with bulk pack birdshot.
October 21, 2011, 10:01 PM
"...same legendary reliability of an AK47..."
No - but spend some time and $$$ and you can get them to work real good.
October 21, 2011, 10:07 PM
What would I have to do to it?
October 23, 2011, 05:17 PM
Out of the box---no. If you do a search over at the Saiga forum, they have lots of sticky threads on how to do the reliability upgrades; mostly extractors, springs, and bolt issues that need to be resolved.
October 23, 2011, 09:02 PM
^ Yes - among other issues mentioned, it sure would be nice to convert to last round bolt hold open. Otherwise, why screw around with a magazine in a semi-auto shotgun.
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