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    Kalashnikov USA finally shipping Saiga 12

    I would suggest trying a different round just to be sure.. I have had three warranty emails very close together where the shell used was Federal slugs.. Maybe there is a bad batch floating around? Normally the above malfunction is caused by the front lip of the shell getting damaged. Try pulling the malfunction and seeing where the damage is on the shell... Also check dropping a few shells fresh out of the box into the chamber. What magazines are you using?
  2. Just a consideration since you get to set your schedule.. I take Sunday morning off for Church, and I take either a Wednesday or Thursday off every other week.... I hate weekends, everything I want to do is overcrowded on weekends.. Wednesdays are generally great days to take off, the boat launches are empty, state parks are pretty much empty, beaches are empty.. Theme parks not as crowded, the public rifle/pistol range has like three people at it.. If I need to do some banking or shopping everything is open and well stocked. My Wife works retail and when she applied she stated that she wanted to work weekends... She got put in a higher position job because she was happy to work weekends.
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    12 round magazines

    What video says they should not move? This batch was done as more of a "universal fit" which means that we opted for factory magazine -.010" so they are going to have a little wiggle in some guns.. To few people could operate a metal file to sell them as fitting tightly. The amount of movement present in the video will not cause function issues, the amount the magazine is actually moving in the shotgun is significantly less than it is at the bottom of the magazine.. From years of past posts I am aware that your 20 gauge has not been exactly been the most reliable. To me is seems like something is not right with the shotgun itself. The front of the bolt carrier extension broke off, that sounds like it is over gassed, but also that you are not getting ejection is strange. If you are having failures to load a clear picture of the actual failure, with the ammo types would be very helpful.. Good lighting is helpful also because I am trying to see interactions of small parts inside the gun to figure out the failure.. It is good practice to use a metal pick of sorts to clean the gas ports in the barrel.. They can foul with certain types of ammo fairly quickly. Also what magazine and ammo combination have you found to be reliable?
  4. We just got one of these in, basically it is a giant AR-15. I don't think anything on the shotgun is really cross compatible with the AR-15, and likely not the AR-10 either. I'm going to do more of a review and I have someplace to be in half an hour so I'll update it when I get home later tonight. The photos are not exactly awesome, I had my phone in my pocket and ended up sweat damaging my camera... I have a video that I did taking the gun apart just talking about the parts.. I'll try to add that tomorrow since I'm trying to edit in some still shots into it. The Shotgun as it comes. Showing the lower vs a normal AR-15. The lower one is the JTS-M12AR Comparing the uppers, the lower one is the JTS-M12AR Buffer and spring.. Lower one is the JTS-M12AR. The buffer is two parts with a large coil spring inside, like an extra shock absorber of sorts. Showing the stock tube, the lack of additional holes makes use of an AR-15 stock non adjustable.. If the tube is not standard to an AR-10, maybe the better option would be to remove the stock tube and mill it to match the AR-15 pattern. But at best you are going to have a two or three point adjustment, because longer than A2 length would not really fit anyone, and any shorter and the tube will stick out the back.. As is factory stock is not terrible, the recoil pad is nearly 1" of rubber, firm enough to give some support with magnum slugs.. And the stock is pretty much as short as you are going to get since the tube runs the whole length. An AR-15 stock does fit over the tube but there is only one position roughly 3/4" from the end of the tube. Stock seemed to fit very tightly. It is roughly equal to an AR-15 fully extended, so not super long. This is the spring loaded catch that stops the buffer from popping out.. Ar-15s have the same thing but in the center. Not sure why this one is different. The shotgun has two chokes, they are REM chokes. You get a plain Modified that fits flush and a Cylinder bore with muzzle brake.. Bolt carrier group compared with an AR-15, the AR-15 is obviously smaller. Showing the gas piston system.. An advantage this system has is that there are no threads, it is toolless for cleaning just rotate to the top and pull and the whole gas system comes out the front.. Showing the receiver compared to a normal AR-15
  5. Grip looks standard.. Selector is a maybe. Trigger is likely not standard maybe it is ar10 pattern? The hammer is longer to reach the firing pin on higher bore center. The front stock is aluminum looks like M-lok.. But I don't have anything M-lok to test with it..
  6. I had just finished hauling out the garbage. And finished breakfast when someone called to turn on the TV.. The trash guys just stopped and went home, everything pretty much stopped moving for the whole day and most of the next day.. I recall that Solo cups pretty much went out of stock until February.. And that pretty much every night there was a news report of someone getting killed putting a flag pole into power lines.. My sisters co workers all got decontaminated by Hazmat after a box exploded in the back stockroom covering 50+ people at the store in white powder... One of the people at the distribution center apparently thought it would be a great prank, ended up that the morning before the box was opened that a person 20 miles away tested positive for anthrax.. So the entire area was on high alert for any white powders on mail or boxes... So the panic of being sprayed by white powder resulted in one of the co-workers having a heart attack and another couple to have asthma attacks, which stressed out several other people who started throwing up.. So when Hazmat arrived they had all the signs of a terrorist attack and responded accordingly.. Which just sent the whole situation from an solid 9 on a scale of 1-10 straight to 11...... The box blew up at 11 pm and by 2 am over 100 emergency responders five government helicopters, a half dozen news helicopters, a couple armored vehicles and about 20 FBI guys where there... It was quite the event.. I think the prankster is probably still in prison.. Lots of crazy stuff happened right after 9/11, honestly the world changed and never went back to how it was.
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    US Palm comng back!

    I assume grips.. They apparently made decent pistol grips. I think they could have done a lot better on the magazines. Glue on floorplates are kinda stupid. Name a SINGLE major gun company that glues their magazines together..
  8. I actually looked this up some time ago and just pulled the links up again to be sure.. It is not that big a difference, propane is 80% the BTUs of gasoline per gallon, Coleman fuel is basically gasoline with no additives... A 20# tank of propane is 4.7 gallons of propane... So each 20# bottle is basically 3.76 gallons of gasoline equivalent.. So not really a big deal either way. I have a forklift so I have the big 47# bottles, it is illegal to hook them to any household equipment, but after a hurricane who is going to stop me? Honestly who would ever be around to stop me?
  9. I had not really noticed.. I want to say there are pallets of it in the hurricane prep area of HD and walmart.. I don't really look for it because I use Propane for pretty much everything..
  10. If both of those are me... Almost anyone can outshoot me. I don't think I have ever claimed to be that good a shot.. Not that I recall ever having any sort of competitive shooting with anyone there. As for the patent infringement.. I appreciate not having the irritation of that, however I was and still am 100% sure I was in the clear with that device.. Bill ended up selling my stock device with a few improvements to fostech. And they ended up sueing Slidefire who then sued them right back.. In the end Slidefire basically won, and now holds all the patents. So clearly Bills patent did not cover as much as he thought it did (example a patent on a pen, does not prevent the invention of a pencil, or crayon, you cannot patent writing just the method you are using) Slide fire applied for their patent well after the Saiga shoot, and nearly two full years after my ATF letter was signed. I tried to sell my stock for almost a year before giving up on it for several reasons, mostly lack of interest.. By the time Bill contacted me I was DONE with the idea and only had a few videos up to manipulate youtube rankings for the magazine videos.. I'm happy I was not involved in the product... I do think that Slidefire and Fostech both ripped off me and my brothers extremely simplified bump stock, which was just an improvement of a device I saw on Gunco forums that was posted in 1997.. Bills devices all had a LOT more complexity, linear bearings full length stocks with adjustable spring return.
  11. I joined in 2006, this place was buzzing back then... I was 18 back then. Only person that chimed in recently that was here longer is GOB.. Thing that drives me buggy is that all the activity that was here evaporated while other forums remain fairly active. One of the things that damaged this forum was several shady companies.. There was and likely still is an attitude of not allowing bad press, but that allows companies to really screw up. Once a source of information can't be trusted the viewership will drop like a rock.. It seems today like bringing up product issues would be more accepted, but back around 2012 it was basically how you got permabanned.. Also this place is/was so laser focused on Saigas only, that it basically wrote off anything else.. These days most of my saiga-12 mag sales are for Lynx and Cheetah shotguns.. And JTS-12 mags sell about as well.. Because you can actually buy one of those guns off the shelf. We really need to condense several of the forum sections and make new sections for more active content, such as the new import shotguns. And maybe send out a few mass emails to try to get some people back in here.
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    help,looking for SAIGA 20 mags

    Still waiting on the springs. I only have one spring left from testing. But I was able to take a few pictures. 8 Round 10 Round 12 Round Floor plate
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    help,looking for SAIGA 20 mags

    I'd say a key to the Saiga-20 gauge working correctly is getting shell that is front heavy enough.. A lot of 20 gauge hulls are much more back heavy than comparable 12 gauge hulls which results in very poor ejection.. I'm currently of the opinion that Russian ammo is slightly differently shaped, which could explain the lack of reliability that the 20ga shotguns tend to have even with factory magazines. I think we finally got it right on the new model. This is a set of older videos from 2011 that I put together just now.. The video is kinda low quality but you have to understand that the camera was pretty cutting edge back then.. The videos show why some shells eject poorly. The shotgun holds one side of the rim while the stationary ejector is impacted by the reward traveling bolt. The shell rotates, striking the receiver top cover, shells that eject poorly are generally thinner and are back heavy, the result is a shell that does not have enough forward mass to rotate the back half out of the gun before the action closes. Increasing gas flow can help, but using a hull that is thicker can help a LOT.. Just got word that the new magazines are ready for pickup... Springs are not done yet.
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    help,looking for SAIGA 20 mags

    I realized I had not updated the page in some time. Magazines are at heat treatment and have been for about two and a half weeks. Should be ready inside of the next few weeks. Springs are on order and should arrive around the same time as the magazines.. Springs used are a slightly shortened AK-47 magazines spring. So if you want extras in the future they are easy to come by.
  15. For financial stuff dave ramsey is normally spot on, with some exceptions, I think used cars are not a very good value anymore, repairs are more and more complicated and expensive.. And since fewer people view new cars as status symbols there are fewer people buying new and selling at two years.. 160-200K miles on a pickup is normally about used up, I know people that go to 300K miles but they are normally throwing a LOT of money at repairs to keep it that long.. My brother has a 05' F150 with 90K miles on it and it has issues just related to age, switches acting up, limited slip not working well ect.. My 07' Ford edge has 120K on it and I have some age related issues with transmission shifting poorly, basically it is a sensor issue and is a minor part, but basically you have to take a bunch of stuff off to get that one part out to replace it. I would check on new cars and check what the financing options give you for cost.. Sometimes a less featured fleet type vehicle like a van will get you a cheap people mover that is reliable and affordable.. But your needs and wants may vary, I'm just not a big fan of used cars.. There are some very inexpensive new cars out there that are well reviewed.
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    going price for 7N6

    Seems like it is going for about $250 a can on gunbroker. The issue is going to be shipping it. Basically it is just slightly more expensive than .223 steel case... Most of the guys that bought it stacked it pretty deep, which is why even after several years it is still around in quantity. Eventually it will become rare, but I doubt it will gain in price like 7.62x39 steel core, which was going for 50 cents to $1 a round within 10 years of the ban, at the same time regular ball ammo was selling for 10 cents a round.. It has already been four years and 7n6 has gone from 17 cents to about 24 cents a round... Whoop de doo. If it gets to around 30 cents to 50 cents around I got a bunch to get rid of. A round that has been quietly spiking is 7.62x54r, seems like it went from 15 cents to around 40-60
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    PuffGun Saiga .308 Review

    Pufgun magazines are commercial products made in russia. Think Russian Pro-mag or Tapco.. They are basically $10 in russia. They are not using a very high glass fiber content, probably less than tapcos. Probably a little higher than SGM. At present I either need to redo the tooling on the steel Saiga .308, I knew it was getting close to the end of its service life and last batch one of the large pieces had a corner wipe off about 20 parts from the end. I probably have a year or two supply, back in the boom days of 2011 it would have been a months supply.
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    if anyone knows russian

    Google translate result. INSTRUCTION for adjustment to products "Saiga - 410", "Saiga - 20", "Site - 12" 1. Install the store on the product. d. check the operation of the latch of the MAPAZIN: under the influence of its spine the rear magazine of the spring it must pass under the support surface of the hook until it stops in the rear surface B of the wall of the Mara. 3. In case of failure of the latch to the surface B, blacken the surface A with a simple pencil and cut it with a flat file until the traces of the pencil are removed, without covering the plane. For the file, firstly, attach the file to the entire surface, then do not tear it from the surface and lightly press it to it, in one movement, move 4-5 cm, removing the layer of material. Inspect the surface for the presence and location of traces of the pencil, if any, repeat until removed. Again check the work of the latch - n. 2. In case of failure to repeat the action under para. 3. 4. Do not get the appearance of a vertical backlash of Mara3Ha in the product.
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    Double stacks have arrived (from Mossberg)

    I have a feeling that MD arms has a high licence fee so odds are it was a no go anyway... Like I would be ok with something like a 5-10% license fee since I am getting a concept not actual plans since it was designed as poly and it would need to be converted to a stamping, we would probably have about 5 months into the tool up, and then another month to address issues found after first production, assuming that there is nothing that dead stops the project.. I imagined from the start that MD arms wants a larger percentage, I never got to that point at all since the conversation basically never got to a punchline.. I kinda figure the checks from Mossberg or whoever is probably better than what I would ever have been able to do by 10 fold.. Odds are he does not want to rock the boat at all. Can't say I blame anyone for not wanting to upset their cash cow.. The high pricing of the mossberg magazines likely are reflecting part of the licence fee or the complexity of making them... The 20 round is only $135 which honestly is not all that expensive compared with drum magazines. I would still like to get a number for what the fee would be.. Maybe I can make it work. Barring that, the patent expires in another 10 years.
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    gun show today

    You might want to get on selling your 10 round mags... Sometime next month or shortly after the value is likely to drop... Just saying.
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    Double stacks have arrived (from Mossberg)

    Ian said Semi-auto at that point.. Which is incorrect I think.. Don't they make the 930, maybe he meant more that they are not really known for it?
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    sko-12 shorty

    Uncompressed springs should be about 1/3 to 1/2 longer than the length of the magazine body.. If the magazine is 10 inches long the spring should be between 13.5' AND 15'... springs can be shorter, but generally the ratio of 1/3-1/2 of body length works pretty decent... Some of the russian magazines go double the length of the magazine, that is past ideal and you are just hauling extra spring coils that cannot help you.
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    Kalashnikov USA finally shipping Saiga 12

    What gas setting?
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    Vepr-12 Drum, What should have been...

    they dont need to sell in the volum that polymer molds require.... Correct.. We make tooling in house so our cost for a tooling set is a lot lower than someone who has to buy it, and we do the metal cutting and forming vs needing to have an injection molding house do the work (plastic injection machines are big and expensive).. So lower cost of development but higher cost per part, Basically my costs flat line at around 1000 parts, they don't go down because the cost is the time it takes a person to insert and remove the part from the press. One question I have with the photo of the drum.. How did they eliminate the need for the dummy rounds in the tower? Because a 20 round drum body with a tower that is three rounds tall is 20 rounds plus three dummy rounds that are needed to fill space of the tower, the only way around this would be a follower arm on some sort of cam arm that would complete the feeding into the tower without occupying the spaces in the drum.. My understanding of the MD arms drum is that it has either 20 or 21 spaces with one occupied by the dummy round and one live round stays in the feed tower.
  25. One thing that is interesting is that the importer is Tristar.. They tend to supply lots of small shops, so that should help the market grow a little.
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