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Posted: 6/2/2008 5:25:05 PM EST
For those of you that have both types of stamped receivers, can you see a real difference in accuracy between the regular 1mm receivers, and the 1.6 or 1.5mm chinese? While i'm on the subject, is there then a big difference between the milled, and the thicker stamped receivers? I ask this because I have viewed a slo-motion video of a ak firing, and there seemed to be a lot of receiver-flex.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:52:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:58:32 PM EST by Tactical_T]
I have (or have had) stamped 1mm receivers, stamped 1.6mm receivers, and milled receivers. Keep in mind that a "true" accuracy comparison is difficult, as many factors go into accuracy. You'd really have to compare a 1mm stamped AK to a 1.6mm or milled AK by the same manufacture.

But to my understanding, a thicker stamped receiver (i.e. 1.5mm or 1.6mm) is "supposed" to mimic the torsional ridgidity of a milled receiver. Less receiver flex.....hence the accuracy is "in theory" increased. However, any accuracy improvement would be extremely minimal. My best estimate would be maybe a 0.25" tighter group at 100 yds.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:32:28 PM EST
My Bulgarian 74 on a 1.6 shoots 5.5" ten shot groups at 200 yards with 7N6 and 4.0" five shot groups of Barnaul 60 grain lead core.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:23:51 PM EST
Thanks for the responses guys, anybody else with any first-hand experience?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:30:12 PM EST
Both my Yugo UF and my Yugo fixed stock have 1.6mm receivers and they hold up to my Bulgarian SLR-95 in accuracy. But these are the only stamped receiver AK's that ive personally shot that WILL hold up in accuracy with my milled SLR-95.

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 5:53:51 PM EST
This is a 25ft. pistol target shot at a measured 50 meters with a Polytech AKS to sight it in. I find that my chinese rifles are the most accurate of the AKs I've owned
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