Ak bullets are key holing

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Nfernaays, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Nfernaays

    Nfernaays New Member

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    Thinking about buying an ak off my buddy but the gun is key holing bad it has a ny compliant flash hider any ideas
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I would Pass. Wouldn't want someone else's problem
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Probably just the flash hider. Barrel could be junk too. I'd probably pass, unless it was so cheap I could bring it to an ffl and profit.
     
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  4. Nfernaays

    Nfernaays New Member

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    600 for gun , case, 350 rounds?? Anyone else seen this problem before? How would i check the barrel?
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Welding on a flashhider for any gun can often irretrievably ruin a barrel. Even when done right it does damage to the barrel. I would skip it. Not saying thats the problem just a possibility.

    Keyholing can also be caused by improper bullet weights for the rifling twist, improper diameter bullets (shooting .308 bullets out of a .311 bore in the case of 7.62x39), or improper speed. This issues can arise from poor quality out of spec ammo or someone new to handloading.
     
  6. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    Does it shoot the 7.62x39 (AK47) or the 5.45x39 (AK74)?
    If it is the AK74 5.45x39 I would defiantly PASS there has been a bunch of bad ones made & I wouldn't want one.

    But if you are looking for a project to rebuild you could look at it like buying a kit with ammo, but not at that price.
     
  7. Nfernaays

    Nfernaays New Member

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    It is 7.62x39 i think the problem is the muzzle brake
     
  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes I had the problem. The barrel is damaged and needs to be replaced.
     
  9. Nfernaays

    Nfernaays New Member

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    Yeah im gonna pass thanks guys
     
  10. fivefourfiveX39

    fivefourfiveX39 New Member

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    I would not pass on an AK-74 there great weapons and the rounds are cheaper and deadlier, if your using 7n6 ammo that is.