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  1. The problem repeated with my son's fairly new Saiga. I am pretty sure it is an ammo issue.
  2. It was not a JTE spring. It could be the problem, however I ran 1,000+ rounds through it after changing the spring without an issue. If the problem repeats, I will swap springs.
  3. Don't recall. It is chrome silicon and had good reviews. I usually buy Wolf and haven't had any problems. I bought 3K round of GT based on its cult status. haha
  4. Thanks for the replies. I took the bolt apart and cleaned it thoroughly. I am thinking the was at least part of the problem, since the firing pin was sticky in the bolt. I replaced the fog with an ALG a few months ago. I replaced the hammer spring at the same time. I am going to put a few hundred rounds through it tomorrow night. If the problem repeats, I will chalk it up to the ammo.
  5. My Saiga has around 5,000 rounds through it. The last two times out I have experienced occasional misfires, 1 every 50 rounds. I was only able to examine one round and it had what looked like a decent primer strike. I am shooting fairly new manufactured Golden Tiger. Purchase from SG Ammo about 45 days ago. What should i be looking at to diagnose the problem?
  6. Thanks for the advice. I do have a good brake, Manticore Nightbrake. I ended up drilling some holes. It won't hurt anything, took 5 minutes and cost nothing.
  7. I have heard that the AK is overgassed. Would it make sense to change out a non-vented to a vented gas tube? If so, any problem with drilling a few holes in the non-vented one? My thinking is that it will reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise.
  8. Thanks. Nice review. I have some Kydex, I will make my own.
  9. I just bought a used adapter. It is going to replace the Mako tube on my Saiga. I have a Magpul CTR stock on the Mako. I am going to use a CTR on the Vltor. I know the Mako is a commercial tube and the Vltor is milspec. I have a milspec CTR for it. My question is, the Vltor did not come with any filler plates? Are they necessary? If so, anyone have a plate that fits a Saiga x39?
  10. Want to buy or trade for a Bulgarian Zig Zag Brake
  11. I love when people act like buying an optic, or similar is, mutually exclusive with training. Most guns I've seen at courses would indicate that is not the case. That is to say they have optics. Typically people that care enough to get training also realize that well thought out equipment can offer significant advantages. Training is important but it is not mutually exclusive to good gear. In fact, when one has a chance to run gear hard it tends to make one gravitate towards quality gear. Your statement is a logically incorrect. You are stating that people that take courses, have ex
  12. My Kobra takes 2325 coin batteries. I kept 6 or 7 in the pistol grip. I don't see battery life as being the end all and be all. One of the advantages of Russian optics is they usually include the mount. The price of the optic includes the mount. I prefer having the optic over the receiver, rather than on the gas tube like an UltimAK. This is a major concern with a low cost, the heat may be an issue. I would look at DPH's beryl rail. I think it is a better solution, if you need a mount.
  13. Excellent post. As far as the optic, I Iike the idea of no batteries, no electronics to worry about, no switches to malfunction. I would also not lose sleep if I had an Aimpoint, Kobra, Eotech, etc. They are all proven combat optics. However, they are also man made and each one has had its failures. Fortunately, the failures are few and far between.
  14. I think it will hold up. It is back up by a nut and JB Weld. If it doesn't, I will try welding it. I will be taking a two day tactical carbine class in two weeks. We will see how it works under pretty intense training.
  15. I mounted a sling swivel studs at the rear of the receiver. It works well for me.
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