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Old 06-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Anyone help with my Saiga 12 Ejecting issue?

I've only fired 2.75" low brass in my Saiga 12. However it only ejects part of the time.. Any suggestions? Can it be the ammo? I worked the action by hand a bunch and it always cycles correct.



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Old 06-12-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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If it where me I'd want to try a few different types of ammo before I would want to look at it as a problem in the weapon.



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Saiga 12 is a semi-auto shotgun. It reloads itself automatically by the energy of the fired load. It'll work better if you use High Brass Loads. My Remington 1100 will act the same way if I use standard load ammo.

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Saiga 12 is a semi-auto shotgun. It reloads itself automatically by the energy of the fired load. It'll work better if you use High Brass Loads. My Remington 1100 will act the same way if I use standard load ammo.
You are right.. I used 3" high brass and it worked perfect. However, it will wreck my already wrecked shoulder..
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bizy, sorry to hear about your "wrecked shoulder". If you have health issues with your shoulder shotguns may not be for you. High Brass Loads do have more recoil compared to standard loads. A couple of things that might help you are a recoil pad, some after-market ones slip over the stock, and using 2 3/4" High Brass shells, instead of 3". Good Luck!!

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This is interesting, because at my last shotgun match (USPSA-sponsored), I definitely had problems with _non-brass_ loads. Much to my disappointment, I'm learning that the Saiga-12 can be VERY finicky. I will definitely switch to high brass next time around -- anybody have recommended brands that behave well in a Saiga-12?

One thing I also have are feeding problems. Sometimes a shell isn't being fed properly and it will jam and compress part of the crimp on the front -- which leaves me with a shell that must be manually ejected (and a pain to clear when you're on a timer). Anybody have this problem too? Can it be fixed, or is this just something to expect with 2 3/4" shells?

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My saiga works just fine with light loads. Does yours have the gas cut off valve? If not timed correctly, this could cause problems.

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My S12 tends to do that with cheap ammo ( cheap ammo= walmart green box remington brand) ive shot other walmart cheap brands and had no problems. IMO some of the cheap bulk wally type ammo is underpowered for semi auto shotguns.
Also make sure the gas valve is set to the light load setting

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Why not go with a pump and avoid all the crap about bad ammo. At least your pump will still eject the spent shell. Besides I'lll take the pump over the auto any day WTSHTF!!! What is stove pipe jamming on an ak 47.

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Why not go with a pump and avoid all the crap about bad ammo. At least your pump will still eject the spent shell. Besides I'lll take the pump over the auto any day WTSHTF!!! What is stove pipe jamming on an ak 47.

In a SHTF situation I don't plan on using bird shot. S12s only have a problem with low power/cheap ammo. There are gunsmiths that can fix the problem. its a simple fix.


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