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  1. So it seems the Wolf spring did the job. Shot 30 rounds of brass cased IMI without any problems. I did notice the recoil wasnt as hard as it used to be.

    Thanks for all the help guys. ✌️ 👍

    Will report back after going a bit more often.

  2. Ok I'm back and motivated, havent been on this thread since my last posts and havent had time to get to the range.

    I'll be ordering a Wolff XP spring and give that a try, I might even try and modify the dust cover, that slowmotion video from Mancat sure shows how the shells could get back in the receiver.

    I'll report back with my findings soon!

  3. Im sure you mean the extractor claw, I have taken the bolt apart and cleaned it twice after 3 range days. I changed the extractor spring yesterday and will test it on tuesday (ak-74 spring, is a bit longer).

    Cleaned the hole gas system as good as I could and everything runs smoothly without getting stuck.

    Charging the gun manually does not cause a FTE but im sure its due to the fact that I cannot manually create the same force like the gas does, although the shells still get a nick on the rim from the ejector hitting them.

    Is it possible the extractor spring is to strong? It's not easy to push it by hand and when charging the gun by hand and guiding the bolt and carrier by hand into the foward position it will sometimes not be able to pass the rim, i have to give it a extra push. While shooting this does'nt occur.


    I will send cobra a PM.


    Thanks for the help so far.

  4. Today was Range Day.


    I got myself some steel cased Tulammo and some Lithuanian Military ball.

    I started off with the Lithuanian ammo and loaded up my Promag and the Bakelite with 10 rounds each.

    Out of the 20 rounds I got 3 FTE's






    Notice how this case flipped and got stuck but yet it has the AK dent !?




    I then loaded up the Steel cased Tulammo and had 0 FTE's out of 20 rounds.


    Looking at the cases one can notice they have quite the gash where the ejector hits, exspecially on the brass cases. The gun must be so overgassed that the ejector just cuts through them.

    The steel cases didnt have a gash but a noticeable dent from the ejector.








    What do you guys think?

  5. Im using the standard 10 round mags without a buffer.

    I've got a spare carrier spring and have changed them inbetween shooting, so I dont think its that.

    I cant get my head around the fact that the shells have the ak dent on them, this must indicate that the shells are on their way out or not?

    I have manually reloaded to check if the ejector was worn or faulty but didnt have any problems doing so.

    Im going to get some different ammo and test without the dustcover on and get someone to film it.

    If the gas hole is plugged hiw could i clean it?


    Thanks for all the feedback so far

  6. I went to the range today to see if the dustcover would fix the FTE with brass casing aswell...

    Out of 10 shots I had 3 FTE.

    I'm going to get some different brands of ammo soon and test if it is just due to the brand or generally brass casings.


    Must say though, with the 52gr bullets my accuracy is quite good, just hard to find that weight here in Germany, not many brands(Remington,Hornady and Sellier & Bellot

  7. Hello again, after years of just accepting my ejection problem I started looking into it again. I went to the range and shot about 20 rounds and got 4-5 FTE, exactly as before, stovepiping and even getting stuck in the far left of the receiver.

    My extractor did not seem to be to short or worn off, my bolt wasnt that loose eihter. Looking at the shells that got stuck I noticed it was weird that they had the typical ak dent, so they must of been on their way out but bounced back in. I loaded a Mag and just charged the gun by hand without the dust cover on, everytime the bullets would eject the same no hangups. With the dustcover on however they would somtimes just kind of flop out, the ejection pattern was random.

    My conclusion was that the shells are probably ejecting and hitting the dust cover in a weird way and therefor getting flung back into the receiver.

    I bought myself a soviet ribbed dustcover, when comparing to the factory one, the opening was a bit longer on the soviet one.





    Im not entirely sure if this is really the problem, but when going to the range I shot 40 rounds without any jams. I was using steel case ammo(Tulammo)  so I'll have to test it out on the brass case aswell.

    But so far so good.

    I'll keep this thread updated in case anyone else has a similar issue.

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  8. so are those single shot or semi in your country? how restrictive are your gun laws?

    In Germany its a Semi Auto, the Laws are a bit complicated.

    As a sportshooter like me one can only buy guns that are approved for competition use. Before buying a gun I have to fill out a form and send it to the Sportshooter Union and then they confirm that i indeed am an active shooter and then I must still go to the district office and get the first stamp in my license reading then Semiauto - 7,62x54R in this case. Then im able to purchase the gun, return within 2 weeks to the district office and get the final stamp.

    Getting a Gun license isnt really hard, it takes 1 year of active shooting in a club. There are about 3 different license cards, Green is for hunters and sportshooters buying semiauto rifles or pistols, Yellow is mainly for Sporters buying any boltaction guns and red is for collectors.

    The main thing here that pisses me off is that i cant buy, for example, a AKS-74U because of the 7,62x39 any cases under 40mm are only allowed for hunters and collectors. But one could buy a gun using the 7,62x39 but i musnt look like a military gun...

    In my case I have the Saiga on my green license and my Mosin Nagant on the yellow one.

    Down side for Hunters is that they are only allowed 2 handguns and any semiauto rifle must be restricted to 2 rounds mag capacity.

    Kinda complicated here but once you get the hang of things its not so bad.

  9. I just wanted to show you guys what im saving up for wink.png








    Izhmash made Tigr with the nice wood stock and flashhider, closest thing to an original SVD.


    Costs about 1900€ = 2500$ new from my dealer. They have been up for sale for about 2 years here in Germany.

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  10. Thank you guys for the tips, I will report as soon as i get myself one of the mags.

    Another quick question, will these mags fit and feed buy adding a feedlip or is there more to them?








    Could one say that generally all AK-74 Mags will fit the Saiga?

  11. Will these magazines fit into a Saiga 223 without a bulletguide?








    I live in Germany and its near impossible to get a bulletguide here due to none of the shops like Kvar or Dinzag shipping outside of the USA. With some luck I was able to buy a Bakelite mag that was converted for the Saiga 223 but havent seen anything since and I dont really feel like buying the Izhmash mags for 70€ each.

  12. Ok so I took my Bolt apart and cleaned everything. Today I went to the range and still got the same problem. I took Pictures everytime.










    I was using PMC 55gr.


    I noticed that the typical AK dent was on the shells, meaning they must be getting stuck in the ejector or they are maybe bouncing back into the reciever?


    How can i check the spring or ejector for faults?

  13. So I´ve had my Saiga for 3 Months now and i keep getting shells stuck between the bolt because they aren't getting thrown out properly(roughly every 10th shot).

    The first 200 rounds I didn't get this problem. Iv'e tried all kinds of different ammo from 55gr to 62gr and 63gr (PMC, WOLF, Tulammo, Geco, TopShot). Im using 2 10round Izhmash Magazines.






    Any Ideas?

  14. Ive been having the same problem with the shells getting stuck or even double feeding..have tried all kinds of ammo..only solution was to really clean the gun well and lube it but an AK shouldnt be having these problems??

  15. So I got myself a Saiga .223 and now I would like to get a Flashhider.

    I havent got the normal Saiga, I live in Germany and we only get these here:


    As you see I cant attach a flashhider or even cut a threading for one.




    Would I be able to replace the Frontsight block with a new one that already has a flashhider thread ?

    I was thinking of something like this:



    Would this fit my Saiga?


    Thanks in advance

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