Your post is not scattered Hotbarrel, and I do get your point. Its a very good one, I thought about recoil and such. So I might lean towards a semi.
I have been doing searches on shotguns and found somewhere that a 20 ga. is about the same as a 12 ga. at 25 feet. I don't know if its true or not.
I dont know if you would want the krink or not, right now it is demilled from welding, so the welds need to be ground down, plus it has a blind pin in the brake. I got it in trade. Heck, it seems I have just as much fun buying, trading, selling and looking stuff over that I do shooting.
I forgot to ask, does the 20 kick less than the 12 in semi?
And anyone have experience with the saiga shotguns? I have heard good so far.