saiga 12 i need some serious advice

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Ultimate_sig, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Ok ive invested alot into my saiga with conversions and parts and its still having trouble cycling. I polished the bolt and puc. I got the tac 47 plug, chaos rails, kicklite stock, eotech, liggt, laser, trigger conversion, mags and drums. I don't know if i should sell my set up and start all over or get this one fixed, ive already invested alot in it. what do yall think
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    and you think someone will give top dollar for a shotgun that doesn't cycle properly irregardless of all the extras you have put on it?

    did it function fine before you started modifying it? seems as maybe some of the modifications might have altered how it cycles.

    either take a loss and start over, or start putting it back stock and see if the problem clears up. or try some different ammo.
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

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    Tried three diffrent types, it cycled the top dollar stuff but not the cheap stuff. Its allways been like that. I should have clarified it cycles but not the low stuff. Saigas are said to be picky in the ammo. It really only likes high brass
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then quit trying to be a cheapskate and buy what works. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Ultimate_sig

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    Well i wanted it to be able to cycle any type of ammo i also wantes to go trap shooting with it and you can only use bird ahot. Its not about being cheap, i have alot of buck
     
  6. Axxe55

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    trap shooting with a tactical Saiga 12? :rolleyes: yeah those older trap shooters will love you.:rolleyes:

    did you know about it not being able to cycle the cheaper ammo before or after spending all the money on the extras and modifying the shotgun?
     
  7. Ultimate_sig

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    I knew but thats why i bought the plug, i read and talked to people that have told me it is pissible
     
  8. hoovco

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    Try getting a reduced power mainspring. That helps a lot with cycling low brass.
     
  9. hoovco

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    It could be your mag too ... If your stock mag works and cycles well, but aftermarket mags won't, you might have to hit your mag with a file.
     
  10. Ultimate_sig

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    I fetted rge drum i can load it full, and my aftermarket mags can too havent tried my stock
     
  11. Ultimate_sig

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    Do u have a pic, what is that
     
  12. hoovco

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    I'll take pics after work for ya.
     
  13. Ultimate_sig

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    Thanks man
     
  14. JonM

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    im using the tac47 plug in my saiga12. same initial issues as you.

    i found the solution for my particular issue and my saiga is now running perfectly even with reduced recoil skeet rounds. i use mine for trap and its great when im outshooting the old codgers who have all the pricey benellis and brownings and such. they just cant see how a cheap russian semi is outshooting em lol

    anyway here is a link to the thread i made regarding my fix. this may or may not be your particular issue http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f33/fixing-my-saiga-12-a-67908/
     
  15. Ultimate_sig

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    Wow thanks, but what i dont get is,when i tried to regulate the gas i switched back from cheap bird to 00 buck is blew the trigger out of the housing so i dont know id the gad is being blocked
     
  16. JonM

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    might not be your issue. its just one possibilty and was the problem i had with my particular gun. you can unscrew the plug and look and see the holes for the gas.
     
  17. Ultimate_sig

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    Im going to look into this
     
  18. hoovco

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    image-2770605921.jpg

    The spring my finger is by is the one to switch out. It helps quite a bit.
     
  19. Ultimate_sig

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    Really, i hadnt thought of that. Im over here thinking on how to improve the gas system. Where do they sell those do you have a link