RAS47 2500 rds Later – Livin’ on a Prayer

RAS47 2500 rds Later – Livin’ on a Prayer

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15 responses to “RAS47 2500 rds Later – Livin’ on a Prayer”

  1. Joel Avatar

    I purchase my first ak in January, unfortunately it’s a RAS47. I’ve put 500+ rounds through it and have similar wear on bolt and bolt carrier. I still like the platform, but I guess you get what you pay for.

  2. Jarrod Avatar

    Wow, I knew this test would not workout well for the RAS47 but I never imagined it would be this bad. These results are what I would expect from an I.O.

  3. Matt Avatar

    Seems like your testing process is getting under Yeager’s skin.

  4. Cole Avatar

    I’ve got a C39V2 that’s beginning to show some of the same wear marks on the bolt with probably around 500 rounds through it. I’ve started to document it and I’ll continue as I shoot the rifle more.

  5. Ethan Avatar

    Oi Vey, glad I opted not to buy this as first AK over WASR. Rob probably saved my love for the Kalashnikov.

    PS: Totally buying another WASR in the near future. Too much fun.

  6. LeeM Avatar

    I’m new to the AK rifle platform, I recently bought one of these (RAS47) as a value home defense firearm. Serial number is 25k+ and even has the “X” mark on my bolt carrier (updated heat treating). Wondering if the RAS47 in this video series is an earlier/later model?

    Either way, if the damage on the bolt & carrier group reaches absolute failure… can simply replacing these parts increase the life of the RAS47? Also, what kind/brand of bolts & bolt carriers are recommended for best performance and durability? Thanks for any advise guys.

    1. Miki Avatar

      On Yeager’s video, Century says they will replace if it breaks. So, I would call Century and have them fix your rifle much like a lifetime warranty on a Smithand Wesson.

    2. Brian Avatar

      If you replace the carrier you will need to check and probably adjust head space. If you are lucky you can grind a little off the carrier. Otherwise you would need to re set the barrel. At that point you would be so invested in parts and labor you could go buy a wasr. I have a collection of bolt and bolt carriers if you live in las vegas id be happy to let you check them for fit. Any mil surp parts will be hammer forged I believe. You can check apex, rtg, or kvar. I buy most of my parts from apex.

  7. Miki Avatar

    Although some AKs do not seem to have this wear issue, I think this is why the Czechs used a different toggle like bolt lock on their VZ58. All rotating bolts will suffer like this.

  8. greekpreparedness Avatar

    hmmm…..the rifle is beatign it self apart. if I am not mistaken most damage is located at right abd low. Could it be binding on the bolt carrier that excerts such a force?
    Can you check rail height and/or bolt carrier rail slots allignment. especially regarding alignment with the piston?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      I will post my notes and comments at the end of this series…

  9. LeeM Avatar

    Rob Ski, Is the RAS47 still undergoing its torture testing? Looking forward to the next video update..

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Yes, new video should be out Thursday.

      1. LeeM Avatar

        Great! thanks.

    2. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Yes, video should be out on Thursday.

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