Originally Posted by 97cobra
I have always been a fan on the AK design for it's reliability and because of the surplus of ammunition. I have over the past few stocked up quite a bit of 7.62 and was wondering what the overall verdict here was on this rifle.
I went through MCT and training a while back and now really enjoy the m16/m4 platform and was interested in this rifle. So any words of advice would be helpful. I read an article in rifle firepower that made it seem promising, but sometimes those can be misleading. Thanks in advance.
I just built a 7.62X39 upper but Im having issues with it cycle steel cased mil surplus ammo , they lock up in the chamber and need tapped out . Brass runs fine so Im working on a light hone and polishing the chamber to try to fix my problem . I bought this one priced right in new pieces to use for a hog gun . I dont have a problem using just brass but I would like it to be able to run what ever is available at that moment . I have a bargain price of $338 in the upper you see on this gun minus the optics of course . The 7.62 is a excellent 200 yard gun or CQB round . I wouldnt get one for my first AR setup but It would be a easy choice for my second or third or 4th , LOL
Mags do seem to be a problem , ASC has mags coming back in stock in the next 6-8 weeks and from what I have ready the 30 rd mags work perfectly however some of the other 7.62 mags arent that great and cause feed issues so do your self a favor and find the ASC mags. Right now Im just using a magpul 20 rd mag with 6 rds in it and it works fine so long as you dont try to put rd 7 in it or it wont work