The Russian American Saiga 20 is an semi-automatic hunting shotgun chambered in 20 gauge. The Saiga line are based on the ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifles, of which the AK-47 is the most widespread exponent. The AK design is very rugged because it can still function after being exposed and submerged in water, sand, dirt, and mud. Just like the AK-47, the Saiga 20 uses a very clean gas-piston operating system where propellant gases are captured into a tube near the muzzle, the gas is directed onto a piston, the gas pushes the piston back so it can drive the bolt to the rear, and the bolt ejects an empty shell and loads a fresh round.
The Saiga 20 has identical features to the Saiga 12 like a smooth bore and it can shoot magnum shells and slugs. It has two sighting options available, either fixed or adjustable sight leaf.
Russian American recommends the Saiga 20 is recommended for hunting small and medium-sized game.
|Sights:||Adjustable leaf sights<br />Iron sights|
|Features:||Fires regular and magnum shells|
|Barrel Length:||19"<br />22.4"|
|Overall Length:||41"<br />44.6"|