Hey Rob. Long time channel stalker, first time AK buyer. I have much experience with AR platforms, M4s and bolt guns, but I am new to the market of AK47s. I was wondering what your advice might be for a first time purchase. I’ve done some research and am leaning towards the new WASR10s as they are reasonably priced, but I’ve also done some looking at Atlantic Firearms kits. I am a fan of a traditional AK with wood furniture, and I like a used look. Anyway, thanks for all you do.
Hey Rob, a couple of years ago I went shopping for an Ak47. A store basically sold ARs, had couple AKs. They had one on the floor hidden. Under folder. It turned out to be a Zastava-Kragujevac Yugoslavia. Grenade launcher and has year stamped 1989 M70 AB2 and it’s barely used. Installed the M4 adapter stock. What is your opinion of the quality of these AK47. I test fired it and was accurate at 25yrds. Haven’t sighted it in due to a back operation and injury. Will do it this month got the targets from videos. Appreciate the feed back.
Hi Rob, shot my first AK today and loved it, but I felt like the stock was punching me in the cheek with every shot. I’m a very experience shooter with other weapons, and I’m clearly doing something very wrong. What advise would you give to new shooters?
Ok, i’m guessing you are getting cheek slapped. Two possibilities to solve this, tighter weld of the stock into your shoulder – it’s possible that buttstock is slipping from recoil, or, overgassed rifle – add muzzle brake and check did it helped.
I have M10-762 that I was able to install the zenit rails on to but the bolt kinda hits the top cover. It can still cycle but I didn’t know if I could replace the bolt carrier with a polish one or psa ak bolt carrier to make it work without hitting the top cover. Just wondering if you had any advice.
Just a reminder from an older, long time AK owner. I bought my first AKM, a Hungarian SA85 spotter, if I recollect right. I changed out the furniture and trigger group to comply with 922R, 1994 Crime Bill. While the Crime Bill went away in 2004 the requirement to insure no more than 10 foreign parts are used in the rifle still remains. So when changing parts insure that the 10 part rule is always followed. This may preclude changing out the furniture unless the new furniture is US made or you are replacing other ones with US made parts. Again, just a reminder.
From this video and a few others I understand you build AK’s. I know youtube probably doesn’t allow building videos anymore, but I would love to see a build video by you, I would even buy it and a kit from the AKOU store. I know I have the skills and most of the tools already, but I trust your building advice more than random internet strangers. Please let me know what you think.