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Saiga 5.45 ejection pattern

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#1 sqeezeatrigger



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

New to this forum,have a question about where the spent casings are thrown-- My Arsenal (5.45) tosses them about 4:00, and my new plain jane Saiga 5.45 cases are closer to 2:00!! Is this a possible problem? They both shoot great and function fine, Arsenal has about 1500 rounds thru it the Saiga is new with 50 rounds thru. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

After I posted, I realized it may be in the wrong section-- but no replies at all? Think it may be a gas related thing?

#3 Hawk451


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:44 PM



Can't say for standard Saigas. My SGL 31 throws empties about 12' at 0200. Seems to be fine.

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 12:25 PM

There are a lot of reasons why rifles might eject differently.

- Ejector positioned differently
- Extractor claw wear different
- Extractor claw spring strength different
- Chamber wear (loose vs tight) or laquer thickness on shell casings different


If it ejects and shoots reliably, I would not worry.

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