Saiga Shotgun Optic Mount For Adjustable Rib Models Fits both 12 and 20 gauge
lightweight, rugged, stable and versatile.
(1913) style rail mount.
screws, hardware, and instructions.
alterations to your shotgun.
integral recoil lug on underside.
sight rib, bolts front and back.
Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum billet*
STD hard anodizing, non-reflective black matte
Made in U.S.A.
M11-S provides the answer to forward mounting a high-speed optic over the gas
tube on these handy shotguns, which do not have removable gas tubes like other
AKs. This unit replaces the adjustable rib with a solid, recoil-lugged
Picatinny style rail that screws to the gun at the gas block and the rear of
the gas tube with no drilling or tapping. It works with any IER
("Scout") scope or any high-end reflex or holographic sight. It has
survived our most punishing tests, using the heaviest 3" magnum 12 gauge
loads-- if your gun can handle it, the UltiMAK mount can handle it. It is shown
at right on a Saiga 12 with the excellent Micro T-1 reflex sight from Aimpoint,
and in the background, the Trijicon RX09 Reflex sight.
shooting, such as wing shooting or self defense against moving targets, is
greatly facilitated by the addition of a forward mounted, 1x optic.
The Saiga 12
at right takes a break after a long day of testing at the range. We went
through several prototypes before settling on this final, production mount. On
that day we used the Trijicon RX09 reflex sight, which performed beautifully.
discovered that's it a lot of fun to hand throw an empty 12 gauge shell into
the air and see how many times you can hit it before it either drops to the
ground or flies out of range. Hand throwing stacks of your own clay targets is
a good challenge too, plus it makes for a great aerobic workout.
inflation: At first it was called simply "6061-T6" because that
designation says everything about the alloy's chemical composition and temper
(heat treat and aging for hardness and stability). Later it became
"aviation-grade" because that made it sound more exotic and exciting,
plus 6061-T6 can in fact be found on aircraft, along with many other alloys).
Now we are obliged to call it "aerospace-grade" because that's even
more exotic (and no doubt, it also can be found on the occasional spacecraft).
It is in fact identical in every way (within its defined tolerances) to all
other 6061-T6 aluminum (aviation-grade, aerospace-grade, or even
"backward-engineered alien spacecraft-grade" which we suppose is the
next term in the sequence). If we're going to join the crowd and bullshit you
like everyone else, why would you trust us?
simply means a larger piece of stock, such that every surface of the part has
been machined to spec on computer controlled milling machines, and therefore
the pre-finishing dimensions can be kept extremely precise.
Minute Of Angle = 30 mm at 100 meters, or ~1" at 100 yards
The Saiga shotgun can now be easily
fitted with a wide array of optics to suit your needs: A "Scout"
scope for slug shooting, or any of the high-speed reflex and holographic sights
will do very well for you. Probably the best shotgun reticle is the EOTech
standard A65 holographic reticle (1 MOA** dot with 65 MOA circle) though the
EOTech sits a bit high on the Saigas.