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#1 Naga



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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:03 PM

I'm looking at getting a Saiga 12 as a "mess around" and home defense gun. For HD, shot will be used, but as part of it's "mess around" role, it might also be occasionally used for deer hunting. I live in Ohio, and most of the shooting I would be doing would be at 50 yards or less. I have used the search feature, and discovered many topics discussing what kinds of slugs people find work well in their S-12's, but I haven't found much information about accuracy. What kind of accuracy would be considered average for a 19" S-12 firing slugs? Or more importantly, would an S-12 with aftermarket optics/sights be effective out to at least 50 yards with slugs? Thanks for any help.

#2 Jackal



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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:20 PM

I grouped mine in a 4 inch group from 100 yards shooting prone using iron sights. PLenty accurate from 50 yards

#3 big-J


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:56 AM

An S-12 with a decent optic or red dot will get the job done evertime inside 50yds. I dont think its anymore or less accurate than any other smooth bore shotgun ive shot. It is perfectly capable of using for deer huntin at short range.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:49 AM

I can take out pop cans at 50 yards all day long using value-pack Winchester slugs from WalMart.

#5 elementaltoad



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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:42 AM

They won't let me use the gun at the rifle range, but they had a 25 yard shotgun range with a rest so we tried that. Certainly 50-100yards is achievable. At 25 yards, individual holes were not discernible, there were just large ragged chunks of paper gone. Grouping was easily sub 1 inch, and it was easy enough to get them through the same hole. This was with the winchester super-x foster slugs.

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