View Full Version : Me shooting Saiga 12 12gauge 45 rounds

March 19, 2011, 04:38 PM

March 19, 2011, 10:41 PM
Nice video. I'm unfamiliar with the Saiga 12, and have a few questions.
Do they usually have reliability issues?
What is setting 1?
What were the specs on your reloads?


March 19, 2011, 11:35 PM
Some people have problems with them cause the run cheap walmart ammo and not enough punch to cycle the bolt. It has 2 setting #1 and #2 they say #1 is for High brass so all the gas goes out the barrel and #2 is for low brass so the gasses come back to help cycle it. I have never had a problem with mine cause i shoot my reloads. And there is so my stuff you can get for this gun its not funny. they make them in 12, 20, 410.

My reloads are any hull but mostly winchester AA 2 3/4"

IMR 700-x powder 18 grains
winchester 209 primers
claybuster wads CB1118-12
shot 7 1/2 to 8

but also load buck shot and slugs to

is a forum just for Saiga guns

March 20, 2011, 11:04 AM
this gun was on the list to get for a long time. this just makes me want to plunge faster.

March 20, 2011, 02:19 PM
My gun is still stock next month I want to get some more stuff for it like the 20 round drum.

March 20, 2011, 05:20 PM
It is also based around the Ak so it should be pretty reliable. I have been wanting one of these since I have heard of them and the price is not bad either for what it is. nothing but fun right there

March 20, 2011, 05:28 PM
the local skeet/trap gun clubs lets me use it so its even more fun:)

March 20, 2011, 05:55 PM
I never have any problems with mine except the cover for the action doesn't like to stay on but it works fine without it. I also shoot 5stand with mine. There not too shabby

March 20, 2011, 06:37 PM
It looks like a kick in the ass. if the hoard was to descend on my home I may want the Saiga, but one thing about the basic tube magazine is the ability to feed rounds as capacity is depleted.

Mayor Al
March 25, 2011, 04:01 PM
I have a Saiga 12. As was posted by others the adjustable gas ports are set so all but the light birdshot low brass loads work off of #1, flip it to #2 for thos light load shells, as the ports are opened more to allow gases to help recyle the action.

I am about to use my Saiga for my first Texas Hog Hunt this June. I use the factory 5 round mags, but have a couple of 10 rounders here at the house. No limit in Indiana for mag capacity when hunting anythiong other than waterfowl. I wonder what a game warden would say if he came across me with my Saiga after deer...with a 30 round drum on the shot gun !!!

Early on with this gun I had a few FTE's with light Federal loads...cured by checking to be sure I had fliped the plug to point 2 on the dial.

Here is my Saiga. One of the best $450 I have spent.

Tactical Saiga 2010.jpg

March 25, 2011, 04:52 PM
You need a barrel shroud on that this company makes great barrel shrouds


Every time some one looks at mine they think its a suppressor

March 25, 2011, 05:25 PM

March 25, 2011, 07:45 PM
Mayor Al, did you use AK products to customize it? Great looking gun.

March 25, 2011, 08:00 PM
There are a bunch of companies out that just make after market parts just for Saiga 12's. If you want the links i can post them. There are so many ways you can customize these guns.