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Post by Beiruty » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:10 am

Greybeard wrote:I've had a WASR for a long time, but it's pretty much an ugly safe queen. From prone and using a stump for a rest, I've actually got 3" groups with it at 100 yards with nothing but the open sights. You may want to do some reliability testing with the PMAGs. I had to return some mags so many years ago that I forgot the maker, but mag dealer (at gun show) told me the WASRs don't like much except steel mags.
Soviet Steel mags are plenty and cheap. Bakelite mags are also cool.

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Post by ELB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:00 pm

You could find cheaper deals for the items you bought but you did not get hurt on material value.

I’ve had a Romanian 1063 for years now and it runs and runs. Sounds like you did get an upgrade trigger, and that’s great.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm

So, what I’ve been kicking around, now that it seems like I’ve got a touch of the AK bug, is maybe buying myself an Arsenal SLR107, and giving this WASR to my son. He says he wouldn’t object. :lol: Anybody here own an Arsenal, and have you had a chance to compare it to a WASR, or do you have other specific recommendations besides Arsenal? (Rifle Dynamics is out of my price range.)
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Post by AndyC » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:55 pm

A home-build :evil2:
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Post by dlh » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:04 pm

You have a great rifle!

I have the Romanian WASR AK-47 with the wood furniture. Tough as a tank--dependable and accurate too!

Reasonable minds will differ on this and your "mileage will vary depending on your circumstances" but my WASR with 30 round mag. is my go-to home defense rifle in case a gang of 5 heavily armed thugs break through the front door of my home. In that case i don't want a "fair" fight--I want to win.

Do some shooting with it and tell us what you think!


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Post by rotor » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:55 pm

I have the Arsenal SAM7R, milled receiver, etc. Have nothing bad to say about it. Milled receiver vs stamped receiver, I don't know which is better. Both seem to be popular. Just make sure it has an attachment on the side to add a scope mount. I have never had any problems with my Arsenal.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 pm

AndyC wrote:A home-build :evil2:
Get thee behind me Satan! :lol:

You might talk me into it when it comes FAL-time.
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Post by Rob72 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:46 pm

An Arsenal, at least about 8 years ago, was a quantum step up from the WASR. Far better trigger, better finish overall.

I reworked mine(WASR), years ago, and ended up welding a left-hand bolt, and adding Tech-Sights topcover/rear sight.
http://www.tech-sights.com/ak-products/

I also shimmed the magwell, to snug up mag fit, and installed a Galil mag release. It will consistently do under 2" at 100 yards with Wolf Military Classic and my Swift 1.5-6X , when I do my part.


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Post by EastTexasRancher » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:08 pm

We faced possible flooding during Hurricane Harvey's assault on the greater Houston area. I thought to myself "if things get wet and muddy, my AK is my go to". Simply bullet proof in poor conditions.

Now, if after the sun came out we had a shooting competition, then one of my ARs would be the accuracy choice.

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