To the OP. Here is your answer right here. 100% spot on.ADAMSGW said:Shouldn't be an issue with any quality gas operated gun. A new shooter with poor form might have to use heavier loads with an inertia operated gun but it's not a certainty.
My SA-08 ran fine with 7/8oz standard target loads and the light piston out of the box. Some people report that they have had to shoot "heavy" loads out of a semi auto to break it in but I've been lucky in that has never applied to any of the semis I have purchased.