Lightweight, affordable, and fast handling, the Mossberg International SA-20 is a seamlessly balanced shotgun for your target shooting, wingshooting and small game, turkey hunting, or even for home defense. Learn more about this beauty as you read along.
Mossberg International SA-20: The Smooth-Cycling Gun
The Mossberg International SA-20 has several models: the All-Purpose Field, Muddy Girl, Railed, Railed-Pistol Grip, Youth Bantam, and the Turkey model. This beauty has a gas-operated system to reduce recoil. Additionally, the excellently designed gas system aids in the reliable and smooth operation of the shotgun as it eases the stress on the SA-20’s components. When I had the opportunity to shoot this beauty, I was really in awe of how accurate this shotgun is. Scroll on and get to know the Mossberg International SA-20!
The Mossberg International SA-20 is a Turkish shotgun made by Armsan. This beauty is just like the A6206, which is also made by Armsan and similar to the Beretta A30x series but definitely with a more affordable price.
The Mossberg International SA-20 is a 20-gauge shotgun that comes with 5-choke tubes, 3 drop spacers, and 1 cast spacer. This shotgun is also known for its interchangeable choke tube system and the shotgun’s easy-load elevator.
- Gauge: 20-ga
- Action: Semi-auto
- Capacity: 5
- Chamber: 2-3/4” & 3”
- Barrel Length: 20” (Railed and Railed-Pistol Grip model); 22” (Turkey model); 24” (Youth Bantam model); 26” (Muddy Girl and All Purpose Field model); 28” (All Purpose Field model)
- Barrel Type: Vent Rib
- Chokes: Sport Set, Ext Turkey Tube, or Cylinder Bore
- Sights: Bead, Fiber Optic, Ghost Ring – Fiber Optic Front, or Front Bead
- LOP: 12.75” to 14.75”
- Barrel Finish: Blued or Matte Blued
- Stock: Synthetic or Walnut
- Overall Length: 39.5” to 48.5”
- Weight: 5.5 to 6.5 lbs
Ease of Use and Performance
The SA-20 feels good on the shoulder and quite easy to handle. Due to its gas-operated system, the shotgun has very low recoil. Although, the butt pad is a bit hard, it didn’t really bother me since the recoil is quite low. When I started shooting, it cycled perfectly.
Pros and Cons
- Less recoil
- Points fast
- Comfortable pistol grip
- Hard butt pad
- Lacks sling-swivel studs
Overall Verdict and Price
For a price ranging from $500 to $600, the Mossberg International SA-20 is definitely worth your money. This beauty amazed me and delivered all the things I expected from a semi-automatic shotgun. Overall, I would give the SA-20 a 4 out of 5 stars.
Learn how to remove the limiter plug of your Mossberg International SA-20 by watching this video:
With its very affordable price, the Mossberg International SA-20 is your best option for hunting, target shooting, or even home defense. I really enjoyed shooting this in the field, especially when I went for some small game hunting. It would be quite hard not to consider buying this shotgun and needless to say, I bought one for myself.
Do you own a Mossberg International SA-20? What do you love about this semi-automatic shotgun? Share your shooting stories with this beauty in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Featured image via O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.