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10 round 8 inch 12 gauge? Fun!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Wakal, Jul 5, 2008.

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  1. Wakal

    Wakal Member

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    Ok, I admit that I still want a short 37 or one of the cute 2-shot 870, but...when you can have an abomination like this one, why start small?

    :)

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    This is a Tromix S17; it started as a Saiga 12 and had the gas system shorted down to the level of "piston? We don't need no stinkin' piston", trigger group relocated to the AK postion and tuned, optics rail removed, all the "extra" holes welded up, side folding stock fitted, new charging handle, Polychoke threaded on, and J-point red dot sight mounted.

    It likes my favorite 3 1/4 7 1/2 Winchester loads, makes really neat fireballs with max dram 1 1/8 slugs, and seems to handled everything else I had on the shelves with aplomb.

    I just need to figure out how to mount the bayonet :D




    Alex

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    Highly recommended: www.tromix.com ;)
     
  2. DaleCooper51

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    That looks like it would be fun, painful, but fun.

    How much does it weigh?
     
  3. Wakal

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    Six pounds, ten ounces (empty) by the trusty postal scale. There is a lot of steel in Saigas.

    Recoil is straight back, and...brisk, but not painful. Shooting it one-handed is easy (although I admit that I haven't tried it with max dram loads yet, just up to 3 1/4). It feels somewhere between a pump gun and a good gas gun with the same load, and much less than a side by side.





    Alex
     
  4. nalioth

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    Just get you one of these fine multifunction devices:
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  5. Wakal

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    I picked up the .223 verison from Tony at last year's 3G Nationals and put it on my shorty AR...makes a great apple core remover :p

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    Not as effective as a real compensator, but pretty darn cool :)




    Alex
     
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