Saiga 12 (VIDEO)

The Russian American Saiga 12 is an semi-automatic hunting shotgun chambered in 12 gauge. The Saiga family of shotguns are based on the ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifles, of which the AK-47 is the most widespread exponent. Saigas are imported and distributed by Century Arms.

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 12 uses a very clean gas-piston operating system where propellant gases are captured into a tube near the muzzle and directed onto a piston, the gas pushes the piston back so it can drive the bolt to the rear, the bolt ejects an empty shell and then loads a fresh one.

The Saiga 12 has a smooth bore and can shoot magnum shells and slugs. It has two sighting options available, either fixed or adjustable sight leaf.

Russian American recommends the Saiga 12 is recommended for hunting small and medium-sized game.

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