Originally Posted by AleksiR
Awesome Saiga Jon! Thought you already had a tube fed semi-auto zombie shotgun but I may be wrong. I've been wondering if a rds would work for sporting clays, obviously it does
nope i had a SxS and two pumps a 590a1 and a 835 both mossbergs. im not a great clay pigeon shooter but the rds was like cheating.
after doing some reading i found that the main issue with saigas not cycling is obscured gas ports and or undersized gas port holes. i inspected mine closely and i could only see 2 and a half holes.
after much struggle i got the gas block off and there are 4 holes!! two where completely obscured. first thing im going to try is drilling out the gasblock port hole and see if freeing up the rest of the gas holes works. if that doesnt get it to cycle with a more normal plug setting ill enlarge the holes to 5/64 each which is apparently the correct size for each hole on a 4 port gun.
gotta love drunken russians building guns lol.