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First Time AK47 owner

CDR_Glock Jan 17, 2017

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Bali Demon JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I have always had AR-15 type rifles. Never had an AK, except for the Saiga 12 and VEPR 12.


    I traded for a Romanian SAR-1. It has a threaded barrel, I think. My friend put a Tapco trigger into it.


    So what type of muzzle break or flash suppressor do you recommend?


    There is a scope mount on the side, what type of mount do you recommend for stability?


    So I read these are only good for 5000 rounds? How do I get the barrel changed at the end of its life. Are there aftermarket barrel replacements?


    Thank you for any advice.
     
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  2. XxGRYMMxX

    XxGRYMMxX The Crayola Kid JDBA Official Member

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    dunno about the romainian SARs but my AK had a chrome lined barrel that was supposed to be good for 30k+. I miss that rifle....
     
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  3. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    slant brake.... anything else is bubba....


    ...and 5k seems really low.... i'd research that claim.
     
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  4. Sheldon_Wickersham

    Sheldon_Wickersham Blue Star Knives Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    ^ Correct on both counts.
     
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  5. El Gringo

    El Gringo dashing devil

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    Congrats!! I too have a SAR 1 ... got it bout 10 years ago but mine has a non-threaded barrel. You had better add another 0 to your life expectancy round count... yours has a chrome lined bore doesn't it? Don't worry...you wont need a new barrel....ever.
    Look into a RS Regulate side mount system for an optic... bit pricey but worth every penny! Got mine from Atlantic Arms as a combo with the Primary Arms micro red dot.
     
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  6. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Congrats on owning the best running rifle erve made . FYI the barrel will out last you .
     
  7. exile82187

    exile82187 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I believe the barrels are press fitted (not sure if thats the right term but if you youtube barrel replacement on ak I am sure they have some), but like it was stated they are good for a lot of rounds just be sure you watch for corrosion. :thumbsup:
     
  8. GuItArMaN8373

    GuItArMaN8373 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    My Arsenal came with the AK74 type muzzle brake. VERY effective and sexy looking, IMO.
     
  9. sam eib

    sam eib Average Member

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    Just shoot the corrosion out of it, that gun should last longer than you do.
     
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  10. Tony8179

    Tony8179 Bone For Tuna Brigade Member

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    If you decided to shoot 5000 rounds continuously then you may run into some accuracy issues. Other than that, the barrel should be just fine.
     

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