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by JF89
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

My buddy showed me a video of a suppossed homemade AK blowing up, he said they were trying to see how hot they could get the barrel and it blew up after a shit ton of ammo, this was somewhere over in the middle east.. From the sounds of it those AKs were worse then anything over here yet still mana...
by JF89
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Woodghost I love you. But stating anything good about IO is HIGHLY suspect. IO is the maker of nothing but hand grenades. Period. Ask anyone in the AK community. As you know I own Legion Arms. An AK builder and retailer for over a decade. IO should not be in business. Do any search on IO Inc and pr...
by JF89
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

So I hear people say "CAI sucks and Arsenal rules." Well, in the warranty dept, yes, I believe this is correct. And for some that quality service really matters. It matters because it tells the consumers that they don't stand behind their products. Ignoring this warning sign is foolish. How many co...
by JF89
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Frankly, I"m going to push back on the "CAI rifles are shit" idea. Of the 4 AKs I've owned, 3 WASRs and 1 M74, 3 were perfect out of the box and 1 needed 30 minuets with a drill press and a wrench. That one with the canted sight still went 1200 rounds with 1 issue which was magazine related. Cheap ...
by JF89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 378726

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I dont think the chart really means much anymore there are more good brands then bad , I can only really think of 3 "bad" brands. Even going by tiers is kind of sketchy due to the standard being mil spec and plenty of companies have far exceeded that so it kind of muddies the water a little.
by JF89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 378726

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Langenator wrote:How old is that chart? I'm noticing a lot of manufacturers not on it, bot higher end (LaRue, Aero) and lower end (PSA).
Early 2000's I think. Back when people went with the whole "ABC" thing.
by JF89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

So I got to shoot a Wasr and Arsenal side by side and I could not find a difference outside of aesthetics, yet the wasr is $300 cheaper , Am I missing something? Both were similar in everyway outside of a slightly better finish and a lot better furniture on the Arsenal. From what ive read both are ...
by JF89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4246
Views: 222237

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

So I got to shoot a Wasr and Arsenal side by side and I could not find a difference outside of aesthetics, yet the wasr is $300 cheaper , Am I missing something? Both were similar in everyway outside of a slightly better finish and a lot better furniture on the Arsenal. From what ive read both are i...
by JF89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What are the most common firearms in America?
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

What are the most common firearms in America?

What are the most popular firearms in each category? semi auto rifle, bolt/lever/pump action rifle, handguns and revolver ,and shotguns. Ive read a couple threads similar to this on ammo but im curious what platforms are the most common. I couldnt find much actual statistics that look legit unlike a...
by JF89
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

A quality AK is very robust and will outlast you unless you expect to put more than 100,000 rounds through it. But anything can break or wear down. Look over this thread. It has a LOT of really good info. http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223921 From a 5.56 you should get more throat e...
by JF89
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

So I have two complete AR15s and another complete lower, Im pretty much trying to decide if I want another AR or the AK, any opinions? Whats the pros and cons of going with the 5.56 AK over another AR15? If you have 12 ARs and you are trying to decide what to get next, I don't suggest "another AR."...
by JF89
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

So I have two complete AR15s and another complete lower, Im pretty much trying to decide if I want another AR or the AK, any opinions? Whats the pros and cons of going with the 5.56 AK over another AR15? If you have 12 ARs and you are trying to decide what to get next, I don't suggest "another AR."...
by JF89
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Eotech HWS improvents 2018?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Eotech HWS improvents 2018?

Regardless of marketing claims, I wouldn't give them a cent of my money after the shit they pulled. They knew and didn't disclose to the DOD that their red dots had design flaws resulting in thermal drift of the reticles. They knew this for years, almost a decade, thereby endangering the lives of a...
by JF89
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

So I have two complete AR15s and another complete lower, Im pretty much trying to decide if I want another AR or the AK, any opinions? Whats the pros and cons of going with the 5.56 AK over another AR15?
by JF89
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

MAGS MAGS MAGS! I started off in the US with 2 converted 223 Saigas. They both ran great and the best thing I did was set them up to it use Galil mags. Plastic mags are ok for the range when you run AK, but steel locking lugs are what you need for reliability. I never had any issues with my saigas ...
by JF89
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 58
Views: 7348

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

So how common is 7.62x39? If the imported stuff got banned ,is there a lot of American companies selling it?
by JF89
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

http://www.k-var.com/magazine-556x45-30rd-circle-10-waffle-pattern-clear-reinforced-polymer-arsenal-bg Metal locking lugs on mag. No metal in feed lips. I"d still go to war with them. They produce quality. Those locking lugs are the most important thing. It will be pricey, but with the questions yo...
by JF89
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

Do AKs chambered in 5.56 have a service life more comparable to AR15s or AK74s? How long do barrels and bolts usually last? Are the mags as tough as regular AK mags? I cant find much on the overall service life and durability of them. As a rule of thumb, if the mag has steel locking lugs and steel ...
by JF89
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Anyone have experience with 5.56 AKs?

Do AKs chambered in 5.56 have a service life more comparable to AR15s or AK74s? How long do barrels and bolts usually last? Are the mags as tough as regular AK mags? I cant find much on the overall service life and durability of them.
by JF89
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Eotech HWS improvents 2018?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Eotech HWS improvents 2018?

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/27/shot-2018-whats-new-eotech/ They claim a 100-250% increase in battery life depending on the battery used, anybody know if this is true or just BS marketing? When are these supposed to hit the market? I couldnt find much on it outside of thier comments at...
by JF89
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)
Replies: 1251
Views: 125010

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)

I am currently trying to convince the wife that I need to build by own AR-15. Any tips on sealing the deal?? Assert dominance then tell her you are buying one but when you decide to buy a new appliance or a gun safe for the kitchen you will ask for her opinion, just make sure youre puffed up and se...
by JF89
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What higher end RDS is on your "goto" rifle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2575

Re: What higher end RDS is on your "goto" rifle?

The sig that takes AA batteries (romeo 7?) is much more appealing to me then most budget optics but I convinced myself to hold out for an AP m4 instead. Other then fiber optic/tritium, AA seems like the best option for a PAW optic. The DI optic red dot I was asking about is an M4 clone that takes a...
by JF89
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)
Replies: 1251
Views: 125010

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)

:ooh: I am currently trying to convince the wife that I need to build by own AR-15. Any tips on sealing the deal?? Assert dominance ,then tell her you are buying one and when you decide to buy a new appliance or a gun safe for the kitchen you will ask for her opinion, just make sure youre puffed up ...

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