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Old 10-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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What is the difference in the two varients?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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I have both. The opap is a bigger, heavier rifle. I believe it's about 9lbs and the WASR Is 7.5. The zastava has indentations on the side too so the mag does not wobble at all. The WASR does have a chrome lined barrel, whereas the opap doesn't. Bit of a concern with canted sights the WASR too, mine luckily didn't have this issue. All in all I'm happy with both and don't regret buying either of them. My opinion is that the opap is a more sturdy, reliable rifle. But no disrespect to the WASR either. I think it's been unfairly dogged by some internet gun snobs of late. CAI has upped their game the last few years. I've yet to have a misfire with either of them.
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Also - the dust cover on the opap has a button to remove/install, making assembly easier. And the stock is larger, so there's a bit more room for those of us with long arms.
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A WASR is a near-milspec AKM except for being semiauto. A Zastava is an upgrade featuring a thicker heavier milled receiver, hardwood instead of plywood, and a nicer overall finish.
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A WASR is a near-milspec AKM except for being semiauto. A Zastava is an upgrade featuring a thicker heavier milled receiver, hardwood instead of plywood, and a nicer overall finish.
Still a stamped receiver in the Zastava. They do go with a heavier RPK Trunion. I don't know if they use a heavier guage of sheet metal though. I know that the Chinese AK variants use heavier sheet metal (1.5Mil vs. 0.9Mil)
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Still a stamped receiver in the Zastava. They do go with a heavier RPK Trunion. I don't know if they use a heavier guage of sheet metal though. I know that the Chinese AK variants use heavier sheet metal (1.5Mil vs. 0.9Mil)
OK. I think I just don't know what OPAP stands for and was thinking M70, milled with a brushed steel bolt carrier. Any case an RPK size receiver is a commercially sound decision, since most semiauto AK types are not carried much.
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The reciever on my opap is much heavier than that of the wasr I handled.
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OK. I think I just don't know what OPAP stands for and was thinking M70, milled with a brushed steel bolt carrier. Any case an RPK size receiver is a commercially sound decision, since most semiauto AK types are not carried much.
From what I've read teh reason for going with the RPK front trunion was to beef the rifle up a bit for grenade launching.
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Which is more accurate?
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Which is more accurate?
Ballistically, I don't know, but suspect with the similar barrels it's a wash. Practically, the heavier rifle will be more accurate, the rest being equal. In a dynamic drill a lighter rifle may help the score. They are too similar to predict the outcome for every individual shooter sight unseen.
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