Self loading smooth bored shotgun.
The Saiga 12 self loading smooth bored shotgun is intended for professional and sport hunting of small and medium size game under any climatic conditions.
The shotgun comes with 12 gauge smooth bored barrel and the chamber which accepts the ammo equipped with shot or slugs including Magnum cartridges with 70 and 76 mm cartridge case.
The shotgun is used to deliver single shots. It is reloaded automatically due to the energy of powder combustion gases bled from the barrel bore through the barrel port. The shotgun may be equipped with a sight leaf adjustable for windage and elevation, which makes zeroing and firing at moving targets more convenient. The gas motive unit is adjustable to match the parameters of internal ballistics inherent to the standard cartridges and Magnum cartridges, as well. For the purpose of diversifying operational capabilities the shotgun may be equipped with muzzle adapters of different chokes, including the muzzle adapter "Paradox".
The shotgun may be produced with a quick detachable butt and quick detachable pistol grip to make storage and transportation more convenient and to enhance its maneuverability.
Being an export version of the Saiga 12K, the Saiga 12S EXP-01 is not equipped with a trigger/firing mechanism locking device. Atop the receiver is a rail for the optical sight mount accommodation.
The complete set of the shotgun includes a set of tools and accessories for shotgun maintenance. On Customer's order the shotgun may be complete with an optical sight, a mount, a carrying case and a sling
Cartridge: 12x70 or 12x76
Trigger pull, kgf: 1.5-3.7
Barrel length, mm: 430
Accuracy of shot firing (750-mm target,at 35-m range),min
Barrel with 1.0-mm choke: not less than 40%
Barrel without choke: not less than 40%
Overall dimensions, mm length
With butt length: 910
With folded butt: 670
Weight of shotgun: 3.5
Magazine capacity: 2,5 or 8
Elongation of shotgun with muzzle adapter: 30