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Posted: 6/15/2005 3:53:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2005 3:53:16 PM EDT by Taipan]
Whats your experiences with the SAR-3?
If you thread the muzzle, what thread would it be?
Reliable?
Pics?
Link Posted: 6/15/2005 7:40:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2005 12:19:33 PM EDT by bravo2]
I had owned one and it was very accurate and reliable. Like to get another . Best mags are weiger mags.
Link Posted: 6/16/2005 5:11:33 AM EDT
I own two. One has a Red Star trigger and the other a G2 set up. Both eat anything you feed them including soft points. Accuracy is very good and recoil is very light. Both have the AK74 style brake with the permanent adapters form IGF.
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:35:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 5:41:35 AM EDT
If nothing else is done to the rifle at least install the Redstar hammer that is specific to the SAR3. It will prevent possible damage of your bolt and firing pin.

Rick
Link Posted: 6/17/2005 1:57:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2005 2:02:30 PM EDT by Alacrity]
Ive got a thing for 5.56 AKMs. The SAR3s are pretty decent and have some advantages over other choices. They are surprisingly accurate - likely the Bulgy barrel. As above, very reliable with decently priced, available mags (Wieger - Interordinance still have any?).

On the other hand, they have crap, poorly fitted internals (easy fix as above). Finish, wood and metal, leaves a bit to be desired and often issue with canted FSB. Refinish or grab a stock set get some Norrel moly and fix the cant. If you're not careful tho, you can wrap up the cost of a SA M7 or built AK-102 - which might be a better buy. Least those two pedigree better - tho milled SA is no adv to me. They are no longer imported, but plenty around.

The barrel should roughly measure .50 inches. Easy enough to thread 1/2x28 - AR15 pitch, so you can use AR flash hiders. Vortex dont look bad, but you can score adapters for other more AK like FH.

Heres a source for threading kits. Someone on the EE rents them as well.

dynasystems-ltd.com/threadingkits.htm

Luck
Alac

Edit - I still need a Beryl
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 4:20:26 AM EDT
I've got 3 SAR3's. All have the Redstar hammer & G2 fcg's. With Wieger mags, super reliable, pretty accurate as well. Wouldn't part with any of them.
Link Posted: 6/25/2005 8:42:52 PM EDT
Just noticed my Redstar hammer tracks to the left. I hope this is not a problem in hitting the possible soft bolt unevenly.

Other than that, the last hundred rounds ran faultless using my plastic AK74 mags with "Robarms" followers. My only worry now is not being able to get spare parts, like the bolt.
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 4:16:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2005 4:17:29 PM EDT by menefreghista]

Originally Posted By Taipan:
Whats your experiences with the SAR-3?
If you thread the muzzle, what thread would it be?
Reliable?
Pics?



Nice weapon. But pray you don't need a new bolt or other .223 critical part.
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 4:16:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2005 4:17:13 PM EDT by menefreghista]

Originally Posted By menefreghista:
Originally Posted By Taipan:
Whats your experiences with the SAR-3?
If you thread the muzzle, what thread would it be?
Reliable?
Pics?


dupe
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:41:52 AM EDT
Couldnt a Bulgarian bolt be modified to use in the SAR-3?


Originally Posted By menefreghista:

Originally Posted By Taipan:
Whats your experiences with the SAR-3?
If you thread the muzzle, what thread would it be?
Reliable?
Pics?



Nice weapon. But pray you don't need a new bolt or other .223 critical part.
www.ultimak.com/gallery/img07.jpg

Link Posted: 8/20/2005 9:08:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 9:22:45 AM EDT by mobius]

Originally Posted By cyclone:
Couldnt a Bulgarian bolt be modified to use in the SAR-3?




the bolt on a SAR 3 is shorter then one for 5.45. and looking at the 2...the bottom of the bolt is bit different as well the left lug is shorter........those probably can be modified, but the biggest thing would be where the round fits into the bolt....it's way too lose. there ain't no way to modify that
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:58:51 PM EDT
The inability to get spare parts scares me. I like my SAR-3, and it's been reliable and fairly accurate, but should a part fail, I basically have a paperweight...........how often is a bolt likely to fail?
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