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I've seen 1, 2, and 3 thrown around here how many ports is my S-12 supposed to have?

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I've seen 1, 2, and 3 thrown around here how many ports is my S-12 supposed to have?

 

The ideal number is four in a diamond pattern however 2 and 3 hole guns may work as well. The more important question is how many, if any, holes are obstructed. Two larger diameter port holes that are unobstructed may function flawlessly and cycle a Saiga without any problems.

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I was told by Tom from CGW, if I remember correctly, (he's doing warranty work for RAA) that the new 12's are coming in with 3 ports.

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My new one has 2 properly centered. Each hole is bigger than each of the 4 I have on an older gun.

 

I don't shoot the super cheap bird shot.

 

 

My 2 holed gun is more restrictive, but can still shoot remington 2 3/4" express 00 buck in setting 1 and when I shoot 3" 00 buck express in setting 1, they fly far far away.....I wish I could restrict it further to prolong life of gun.

 

I prefer the more restrictive guns myself for this reason.

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I've seen 1, 2, and 3 thrown around here how many ports is my S-12 supposed to have?

 

mine came with 2. i had some problems so i sent it in to get fixed and now it has 3.

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I was told by Tom from CGW, if I remember correctly, (he's doing warranty work for RAA) that the new 12's are coming in with 3 ports.

 

This is what I've heard too.

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Mine came with two, originally.

 

I traded it back in to RAA for a three-holer.

 

However, that wasn't enough for me so I now have 5 and they're all enlarged.

 

It's running great and I've had no problems.

 

It shoots low-brass on setting 1, but after shooting 3" 00 buck and slugs, there was no damage at all to the back of the firing pin or the back plate.

 

If I had it to do over, I'd stop at 4 holes.

 

I haven't tried Gunfixr's new plug yet, either.

 

There are lots of warnings about drilling new holes - reducing the strength and life of the barrel and what not.

 

You might want to listen to them.

 

I drilled because I wanted more power in the gas system, period.

Edited by Bounce12

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The saiga 12 came in for years with 3 holes.

 

Not long ago, within the past two years, it was switched to four holes.

 

This passed year, it was again changed to two larger holes (does not go strictly by serial number, but by batch, rather)

 

The russians were asked to change it back to at least 3 holes, which they have done so, but there are some additional 4 port barrels coming in still, as well.

 

On ANY gun, none of the holes should be obstructed.

 

 

If you do have obstructed holes, or your gun wont cycle properly, you may be eligible for us to warranty it, here at Cadiz Gun Works.

 

 

I hope this helps re-inforce whats been said

 

 

-Ben V.

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Mine has 4 holes, but I always thought if it had the 19" barrel its supposed to have 4. If its the longer barrel its supposed to have 3. Cant remember where I found that info.

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I have a two and four, I have had problems with my four but My two eats what ever I put in it.... I dont think its the number of holes I think its the size and location and obstructed or not... that is the Key... just my 2 cents.

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Mine has 3 and I got it last week. Russian papers say it was inspected September 2008.

 

 

I unboxed a new one tonight that was dated 10/20/08 and it has two holes. I will test it Sunday to see how it functions. My Tromix is an 06 gun and it has 4 ports. I'd forgotten how homely they look before the conversion.

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