Lightweight, affordable, and fast handling, the Mossberg International SA-20 is a seamlessly balanced shotgun for your target shooting, wing shooting, small game and turkey hunting, or even for home defense. Learn more about this beauty as you go through this Mossberg SA-20 review.
In this article:
- Mossberg International SA-20 Gas System Design
- Gun Info
- Gun Specs
- Ease of Use and Performance
- Pros and Cons
- Mossberg SA-20 Price and Overall Verdict
Mossberg International SA-20: The Smooth-Cycling Shotgun
Mossberg International SA-20 Gas System Design
The Mossberg International SA-20 has several models: the All-Purpose Field, Muddy Girl, Railed, Railed-Pistol Grip, Mossberg SA-20 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: Sports 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 PerformanceThe 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 ConsPros:
- Less recoil
- Points fast
- Comfortable pistol grip
- Hard butt pad
- Lacks sling-swivel studs
Mossberg SA-20 Price and Overall Verdict
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 will 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 by WrapDept:
With its very affordable price, the Mossberg International SA-20 is your best option for hunting, target shooting, or home defense. I really enjoyed shooting this in the field, especially when I went for some small game hunting. It will 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 in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on April 24, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
I love my youth model sa 20 it didnt cycle properly the 1st few times but a heavier shell fixed that also there is a sling that will fit its just a special type its scary accurate and the short barrel allows for great home defense the recoil is so low i dont even think about it anymore ive had it for 3 years still my favorite to shoot definetely worth the price and a great starter gun for kids