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  1. Hey everyone. Hypothetical situation: If you were going to be stuck with one flash hider permanently attached to the end of your favorite AK barrel forever, which one would you go with? If your pick isn't in the poll, what one do you like and why?
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    TWS Rail Rear Sight Options

    Got the Kel-Tec leaf sight (AK-type) and it works pretty well. Slightly windage adjustable but you are really just eyeballing it because there is nothing to index off of. I go back and forth on whether I wish it was a peep or not. The front sight post looks super skinny now which puts a bit of a learning curve in shooting off the new sights. I mount mine about as far forward on the TWS top cover as I can. Seems solid and a good deal for the price.
  3. Sick. You digging the left side charging handle? I've thought about doing this one and I've also looked at the gas block one. Can't decide. Thoughts?
  4. I had an idea today and I wonder if anyone has tried it already. Everyone has seen the shark breaks and such that make a muzzle device such as a break or flash hider double as a sort of pronged bayonet-like weapon. I was wondering if anyone has grinded down the Vortex Flash Eliminator like so: My concern is that it would hinder the flash hiding ability. This would be unacceptable. In addition to grinding down the prongs to form sort of edged teeth prongs (probably sharpened), I was also wanting to grind down the extra thick neck because it seems thicker, and therefore heavier, than necessary. Tell me what you guys think.
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    Picture Post,lets see your 7.62x39

    Hey fffpatriot, sick job man. Very cool. Is that paracord I see wrapped around various things? Nice touch.
  6. How about a few pics of it in your rifle? I've seen the setup in other rifles but I can never get enough.
  7. Hey folks. I'm carefully considering my options before I drop some considerable bank and I'd like some community input. I'm going to be removing my side rail mount and installing a TWS rail to reduce weight. It's only a little, I know, but I'm picky. The use of this rifle (barring the ever-looming SHTF scenario) is going to be primarily range practice (100yrds max) with a decent chance of some white tail hunting a couple of times a year. I think a good Russian rifle deserves good Russian optics and I've narrowed my search to the following: PK-AS-W Red Dot / Black Dot ($350) Rakurs-PM German Post 1x ($400) POSP 2-6x24mm ($280) The POSP wins on price but the length (343mm) concerns me. I want to be able to field strip using the TWS without taking the scope off. The others are appealing for weight but they are very expensive. I'd really like to hear from people who have experience with these specific optics but advice and additional suggestions from anyone are welcome. By the way, these prices come from Kalinka. If you've got a cheaper source, share the love. Thanks all.
  8. Whoa guys settle down. I just wanted to get other people's opinions to pass along because I don't want to see my buddy get in trouble. Its hard to schedule a range trip when your shooting partner is in the federal pen. Could anyone suggest a good online resource for tracking down a reputable licensed gunsmith in the area to save everyone from running the risk of some very real heartache?
  9. I got in an argument with a friend and fellow AK enthusiast the other day about a project he is planning and I was hoping someone could clear things up. He wants to cut his 16" barrel down an inch or so and permanently weld on a muzzle device. Obviously he is legal before and after the project. My concern is what about DURING the project. I told him he should probably seek a licensed gunsmith to do something like that, not because of his technical skills which I'm sure are up to the task, but because the ATF are not nice people and quite anal retentive. This very well could be one of those "what happens behind closed doors" sorts of situations but who's to say? Thoughts? Feelings? Corrections? Legal advice?
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    Bolton Gas Block

    Got one for Christmas and I LOVE it! I'm not going to lie, it's a bitch to get the front sight block and gas block off without slicing into your barrel but it can be done. You will not believe how much lighter the gun feels. I think a lot of it has to do with the weight being moved to the rear. The new ones are adjustable for windage and they have two gas ports for 45 or 90 degree versions. I intend get the TWS top cover to stretch out the sight radius. I highly recommend it.
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    Saiga gas block swap

    rifledynamics.com
  12. I'm getting ready to lay down the $140 for the Texas Weapon Systems top cover rail setup and I'm wondering about rear sight options. The $40 they want to charge for that dinky little rear peep seems a little insulting and exploitative in my opinion after spending so much on the rail to start with. Personally, I think that such a small part should just be included in the package since it is basically useless as is without the additional purchase of an optic or their peep sight. I'm a little annoyed so I'm looking for other options. I have the Bolton FSGB installed now and it lines up fine with the standard rear sight so I need to find something that sits along that same plane. Every AR BUIS I've seen sits way too high. I intend to mount a scope high enough to retain the use of backup irons underneath. Any thoughts?
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    opinions on UTG Saiga Quadrail.

    I just got rid of mine. It is way too heavy compared to other options and isn't stable enough to allow a mounted red dot to hold zero. I've blown through a lot of money trying out various handguards and my advice is to really consider what you need rail space for. After much contemplation, I came to the conclusion that I really don't need it for anything at all, but that is just me. If you just want a flashlight or a spot for occasional bipod use, consider one of those short bolt-on tri-rails that clamps onto the barrel coupled with a small rail-less handguard. Hogue has a new handguard that looks good with optional rails but I haven't heard from anyone who has used it yet. I know their pistol grips are top notch. The deal breaker for me was when I considered how front heavy the ak is. The more you can remove weight or pull essential weight back toward the stock, the more balanced the weapon will feel in your hands.
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    Saiga gas block swap

    I just installed the Bolton fsgb on my 7.62 and its working flawlessly. Don't know about the others though.
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    Bulgy Bullet Mag Question

    Bought my first bulgy bullet mag for a good price, loaded it up with 30 rounds of Wolf and took it to the range. As soon as I pulled the charging handle on my converted 7.62 Saiga the first round half-fed and jammed. When pulling the charging handle, I could feel the bolt scraping the first round in the mag. The magazine works flawlessly with 29 rounds or less but I didn't by a 29 round mag, I bought a 30 round mag! The first round had obvious scrape marks on the casing after I cleared it but this did not happen when only loaded to 29. Has anybody else had this problem and, more importantly, is there a solution? Maybe I could fuck with the follower somehow or replace the spring. Thanks for any advice guys.
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