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Venting Stock Saiga Gas Tube

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#1 Spetnaz Soldier

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hye guys Im thinking about venting my gas tube on my saiga 7.62x39. i am wondering if i use a cutting wheel and vent 3 slots on each external rib of the tube will this weaken the tube. I think it is strong enough and it wont effect it much other than maybe run cooler and cleaner. What do you guys think?

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

I just got 2 for $20. each. Had to fit it but it has holes and looks better. One had a fucked up 5th bonus hole randomly drilled in it. Going to have someone tack weld it up and grind it flush. In AK land shit like that happens. I can pm where I got it if you want. You can do it how you daid if you want. The tube is just a guide for the rod. Is'nt going to hurt it as long as it's on the outer ribs the rod does'nt touch. Same place they drill the vent holes. I also got a lower bolt on handguard retainer and use AK handguards.

Edited by rnemhrd, 19 December 2012 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Probably won't hurt it as long as you don't get carried away. Drilling holes would be easier and safer (for the tube) but if you do FUBAR it you can always get a replacement. In other words, go for it.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

I modded mine with vents.
Doesn't seem to have any ill effect on strength, it does have a positive effect with allowing heat to escape the forearm and cool it off a little faster.

Adding a sheet metal heat guard would be a great mod.
Some add vents on the bottom of the forearm too.
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Edited by ChileRelleno, 19 December 2012 - 05:20 PM.

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