my saiga 12 is driving me nut.
i have had the bolt polished buy the guy on here. sorry cant remember his name. i have got the carolina shooter reliability kit and gas plug. my barrell has 3 holes i can stick a paperclip in. with fiocchi 00 buck 1325 fps. and remington 00 buck 1320 fps my gun stove pipes on the most gas setting on down to the 1st. i ve stoned the bolt slides in the reciver.
i am thinking about drilling the holes in the barrell bigger. i dont no.
is there a good gun smith that can send it to.
thanks for you help and thoughts
There is so much info on the topic here, and your post is so vague.
We don't know almost anything necessary to answer your question, or who did what work to your carrier.
If you want quality help, you should start by taking the effort to give pictures, complete information, and while you are at it complete sentences. Also use google to search the site for answers. Otherwise you are wasting your and our time.
Usually, the #1 setting would be correct for that load, assuming you have it in there correctly.
"Reliability kits" are the wrong fix.
3 ports can work, but they tend to need to be big. 4 ports a 0.087" - 0.093" is the range of what most find work well. 5 ports at slightly smaller sizes are my preference. The ports should be angled.
Polishing does next to nothing, but a full re profile is helpful.
We don't know what your trigger group is, or whether you have your puck and plug in correctly.
We don't know whether your ports are plugged.
00 buck at X fps is almost enough information to be able to draw a conclusion, but without either weight or pellet count to extrapolate the weight, it still isn't meaningful.
stoning the rails was a helpful thing to do.
Oh and the guy above me is a gun smith you could send it to. There are several in the advertiser's section here who could do good work to it, if they have room in their schedules.