Originally Posted by 1911love
My Saiga 12 (stock config.) will cycle high brass, but not low brass. If not related to charge, what is high/low brass related to?
There is a difference between target loads(your low brass) and hunting loads(your high brass)thats the way you should be looking at it
Your hunting loads happen to have high brass. A low brass turkey load has more energy than a high brass low recoil 00 buck. Will Federal PD133 00 buck cycle your Saiga? (Not in my exp without mods to the gas block)
I can take your low brass or low steel target load and reload a 1650 fps 1 ounce slug in it that will cycle the bolt out of your Russian shotgun, pick up the shell and reload it hot about 6 or 7 more times before I throw it out.
If you do some research, and not gun forum research, you will find high brass was created to help extraction purposes. The loads having the need were high power loads. The marketing began and forever the two have been linked. These days its not the case, but people still relate the two because everyone talks about the brass head like it is what propels the pay load