I have a wasr with a g2 with thousands of rounds. I just inspected it and see no deformation. I think the prob is the garbage casting. I just dont get what these people are trying to acomplish. The big heavy bolt carrier with the big heavy recoil spring is what makes the ak so reliable. It just rips the spent shell case out and the pounds the next round in even if rocks and mud are in the way. So it really needs forged trunnions bolts and carriers. Me and my wasr can make head shots with irons at 100 yards. Body shots at 300 hundred and I can scare you into leaving me alone at 500. There are only a few parts to this rifle but everybody is screwing it up. All I want is an akm with good parts and straight sights. Still waiting.
As Solomon said above. The issue is the Crapco G2. I’ve had 5 ak’s, 3 had the bcg tail deformed. Guess what. All had the G2. I believe Rob confirmed this in the video with the WBP engineers. A good rule to live by is if it’s made by Tapco just say….. NYET!..not on my rifle.
One thing I forgot to add. The deformed carrier tail is not what made me swear off the G2 trigger. I had a M+M M10 with the G2. After 3,000 rds the disconnector would no longer catch the hammer. The rifle would chamber a rd but the hammer would not be cocked (hammer follow). When the disconnector was starting to fail it would occasionally shoot a 2-3 rd burst. This is beyond an usafe condition. I installed a single stage Arsenal and the issue was resolved. I contacted Tapco and they told me they have had heat treat issues on some of their fcg’s in the past. They replaced the fcg for free with good customer service but I just threw it in my parts bin. I miss that M+M M10, it was a great rifle.
Dakm is still a parts kit gun. The parts kits are not a long term reliable source. The only two options we have had for factory rifles with hammer forged parts are cugir and circle 10 factory. Both of these are currently not exporting. What Im saying is Im waiting for an American made akm with good parts. We have the market to support it. But stupid corporate business idiots continue to try to pass off garbage. Somebody. Anybody. Build a f*^#ing ak correctly and we wont need imports anymore. You would have a corner on the domestic market. I.O can sell all their crap to Iraqi civil defense corp
I completely agree. I wish there was a great American AK but since people buy the garbage that is being peddled there is no real reason for Century and the likes to do it right. The thing that makes me love the akou47-74 is the fact Rob tells the truth about what’s good and what’s garbage. Unlike most of the bought and paid for YouTube reviews. We need a legit American AK because the guberment sure likes to use sanctions and the atf to limit our freedoms.
My point was that parts kits can easily dry up or be banned from import by the government. They are not a reliable long term source of rifles. I would like to buy a dakm 4150 right now. Ive been wanting one for a few months. Everyday I look at the pics of them on atlantic firearms. Never available.
Unless you chew through ammunition like a bad (or awesome) ’80s action movie, your barrel will last you years regardless of it being CHF or Nitrided. You can expect your barrel to last past 15,000 rounds handily unless your range sessions habitually include cases of bullets and your selector set to “Rock’n’Roll”.
Hopefully the adjustment to the G2 will correct the peening issue.
Ethan, we stopped WBP test because of RAS47. As soon as done with RAS47 we will go back to WBP.
@RH10 – i hope to make shootout / giveaway video on Friday – depends if Paul will have a chance to take day off from work…
Rob Ski, here is a forum thread I found. Some guys say that the mushrooming of the bolt carrier happens on all of their AK’s. Other guys are saying that you have to round out the humps on the hammer in order to prevent this from happening. Can you confirm this?
Yes, mushrooming may happen to some degree, but it must stop. If it will continue, this will lead to malfunctions, because recoil spring will get jammed inside bolt carrier.
Also, removing “hump” from G2 is good idea.
I know this is an older thread, but I’m curious about the “parts kits” that many of these AKM’s are built from. Are the bolts in these kits actual military surplus bolts (so in the case of this Polish build, the Polish military would have the same deformation issues), or are these bolts made elsewhere using cheaper materials/methods?
Rob question i have the new fm-ak-11 and after watching your review i went with the alg trigger. After 300 rds down the rifle my bolt tail does seem to have some deformation. I didnt notice this at all until i switched from the crappy arsenal trigger to the alg. Think i should let it ride and see if it gets worse or switch back to the arsenal?
Many years ago I bought a MAADI. Great rifle and I loved it besides the bayonet lug being cut and threads removed from barrel. In ’04 when ban bill was not extended by Bush I sold the MAADI and found a nice complete (minus receiver) Polish parts kit and after too many years I am now looking for someone to build it for me near the 304 area. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.