View Full Version : Saiga: 16 or 20 inch barrel?

05-26-2012, 8:56 PM
I'm interested in shooting some .223/5.56, and a Saiga seems like a great inexpensive semi-auto option. Does anyone have any experience with the 16" vs 20" barrels on these guns? Is there a substantial difference in accuracy, or just some additional muzzle velocity?

05-26-2012, 9:10 PM
All around I'd say the 16" barrel is going to me more handy.

You'll pick up some more FPS with the 20" but I really doubt it will matter accuracy wise.

05-26-2012, 9:44 PM
Ive hit coyotes at 400+ yards with my saiga556 shoots 2moa.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
05-26-2012, 9:50 PM
Get 16"

05-26-2012, 9:56 PM
Went 16" barrel also. Very handy.

05-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Good to know... I was leaning in that direction. Thanks for the input.

The Right to Bear Arms
05-27-2012, 9:38 PM
Congrats on your decision. Now if you can tell me where I can actually get a Saiga IZ-137 which is the 16" barrel in .308, I'll take the necessary steps. haha.

I know where the 21" barrel is.