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 Post subject: Modifications to a Mossy SA20
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:35 am 
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Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:06 am
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Location: Sherrodsville, OH
I picked up a walnut version (Field) of the SA20 over the winter. Love the gun! handles well, shoots anything I shove in it and the recoil makes me able to go through 200rds in a setting. Though the financial manager says that is to be a rare occasion. I don't have "safe queen" guns so it is already showing the marks of 3k rounds both at the range and in the field. The ability to take that is what makes a gun of mine from the occasional hunting gun to the faithful companion this gun has already become.

As you can tell from the image, it has to put up with a lot. (3" of rain this day)
However, there are things that can be improved on everything right? I am the guy who will modify everything I get so I am always looking to build a list to make a great gun even better.

First, I am thinking of trying a three gun shoot and if I like it, adding an extended magazine tube. I would want this reversible. Anything out there like that?

Next I am wondering if the TruGlo sights here would work on it? I have similar on my daughter's 500 and we both love them. However the rail is different so that particular model won't work. This would be for deer hunting purposes.

I have seen a "spring install" done on the trigger to lower the weight. I personally don't think the factory one is "bad" per say, but any improvement right? Anyone used it and is it worth it?

Next, is the loading tray. This kind of ties into the 3-gun, but how does one "weld" the loading tray so it doesn't bite you when loading in a hurry? Is there one sold already completed?

I also am wondering if the forearm crosses over from the 12ga SA-8 (?) to the SA20? If so a Boyd's set in Coyote might find its way unto the gun. I love the look of laminate. But this one is very far off in the future.

I know I ask a lot in this post so thank you for your input on these items. I will post up as I complete them. I would not expect that to be right away. It is still turkey season (my first time ever trying) so it is suffering some more abuse. And I get deployed or sent to the field a good bit.

 Post subject: Re: Modifications to a Mossy SA20
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:48 pm 
Limited Edition

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Posts: 439
Location: Alabama
The spring install in the trigger is well worth it IMHO.

My wife lets me buy all the guns I can hide.

 Post subject: Re: Modifications to a Mossy SA20
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:03 pm 
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Posts: 1778
I did the mcarbo trigger spring on a SA28 and it reduced the trigger break a good 25%. Doing one on the SA20 is a bit easier since it has an alignment hole you can put a pin in that makes it waaaay easier to get things back together.

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