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  1. the only difference between the RAS and C39v2 is the receiver. same everything else. I think they are nice looking rifles, if Century would just keep the QC consistent modifying the locking lugs on any surplus AK bolt for headspacing is a risky business.. be aware that the lug surfaces are not truly flat, they are helically milled but I rebarreled a Yugo SKS using a Chinese barrel that would not time up or headspace correctly, and ended up breaking out the file set until it did.. so I'm not one to talk.
  2. I only have a Zastava M77, no Saiga or Vepr .308. The best I have been able to shoot with it is a little under 2 MOA using German MEN 7.62 NATO ball surplus. Good for an AK but not the best that .308 can do. Setting up optics on an AK is expensive. All .308 AK mags are expensive. All .308 AKs are heavy. Going back in time I would have rather spent my money on an AR-10 of some type, but at this point the M77 is somewhat collectible since they were available so briefly, so I will probably never sell it. I have looked into building an AR-10 for hunting this year but I have turned towards my attention to 6.5 Grendel, mostly so that I can use standard small frame receivers and parts, and to avoid having to deal with the unique standards that differentiate various AR-10 platforms.
  3. If the refrigeration lines are under pressure how does the graphite get in? Between assembling and evacuating/charging the system
  4. Looks like fun but I just can't get into the plastic .22LR AKs. I wish I had bought a WASR-22 when they were available years back. There were M10-22 kits a year ago but nobody makes receivers AFAIK.
  5. Check the MSDS on your anti-seize Many today use graphite, and graphite is corrosive to aluminum. The anti-seize can also potentially creep past the threads and contaminate the AC lines.
  6. He seems to be optimistic and says he will be back soon. I wish he would just get better and call it a day. I'd like for him to live long enough to realize he has been on the wrong side of things for a long time and at least apologize to us. Yeah I don't think so.. My guess is he makes one last return for a round of applause, votes on some shit, and never returns.
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    Ejecting Problem

    Sorry to reply so late to your thread, hope you're still around. What is the ejection pattern of cases, how far away, etc? I suspect that the rifle is overgassed and is affecting the ejection pattern to the point that cases occasionally bounce back into the receiver. As you already noted, the .223 case in an AK action can have a tendency to flip backwards and hit the forward edge of the dust cover. The fact that the addition of an older style ribbed dust cover reduced (but didn't eliminate) the FTEs shows that this may have something to do with it. Here we have this handy video where someone actually captured the action of a Saiga .223 - note how the case comes really close to bouncing right back into the receiver I suggest that you buy a couple different recoil springs (another OEM and a Wolff XP) and see where it gets you. You can significantly change the ejection behavior of the .223 case by altering the spring stiffness of the recoil assy. My .223 Saiga I have always felt was overgassed, to the point that I usually swap in a Wolff XP spring & rod if I know I'll be shooting hotter ammo in it. It makes a huge difference in felt recoil and ejection pattern & distance. However it has never malfunctioned due to that. It's interesting that your original Saiga dust cover had the stamped lip on the ejection port. Mine doesn't that, just a blunt edge. Not sure if this is a design revision or a manufacturing error.
  8. I don't like McCain at all but I don't wish it on any one. Shit way to go. My aunt died of identical type of tumor that began in the heart and metastasized in the brain. She was in her early 50s and by the time she passed she was basically immobile and insane. Just a year or two before that she was a senior analyst for the FAA. He is 80 and the survival rate for this type of cancer is basically zero. He'll be gone within the year.
  9. I have been on arfcom a lot Someone over there recently sold an SGL-31 for $2.2k
  10. I guess it could have been the main offsite backup for everything that was kept at Coruscant.. The defenses were certainly enough. But it wasn't really fully explained in the movie, just that it was a generic "archival facility.:"
  11. The battle scenes were some of the best out of all the SW movies made... Felt like a real SW war movie versus philosophical ramblings about the force, etc. It was cool to see them use stuff out of the extended universe during the final battle - like Y-wings doing bombing runs, ion cannon/torpedo disabling capital ships, and trapping other ships out of hyperspace with gravity well. The Vader scene seemed like something out of an Alien movie and is the sort of stuff that Vader had a reputation for but was never really shown in any previous movie. However it makes zero sense that the Empire's primary data archival facility is not on Coruscant
  12. mancat

    question about new parts for stock saiga .223

    yeah you couldn't convince me that the polymer 74M/100 series stocks would deal very well with being run over either.
  13. mancat

    5.56 Bulgarian AK-74

    Thanks bud, wouldn't have been able to get it wrapped up without your nice tools.. Hope my replacement for the jaw I broke is working out OK.
  14. I feel like the only one out there who generally hates horror movies. They just don't scare me, and mostly seem like corny garbage. I get more annoyed at the ridiculous infallibility of the monsters/etc. and the way the victims make all the worst choices imaginable, are never armed, own cars that don't start, try to escape into dead end areas, etc.
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