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Posted: 10/5/2005 5:44:43 PM EDT
just wondering how many rounds these can handle before being shot out? im in california and cant get a replacement. the chrome lining should help longevity, no?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:05:19 PM EDT
I would think 20,000-30,000 rounds. I don't think you will ever shoot it out unless you really heat it up. WarDawg
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:09:05 PM EDT
Didnt the russians say the stamped AKs were good to 100,000 rounds...let alone a milled AK?

You wont ever shoot the barrel out of it.

People over in the middle east use theirs in full auto for years now and their fine.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:23:16 PM EDT
You won't wear it out.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:26:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1BMF:
Didnt the russians say the stamped AKs were good to 100,000 rounds...let alone a milled AK?

You wont ever shoot the barrel out of it.

People over in the middle east use theirs in full auto for years now and their fine.



A milled receiver will fail earlier then a stamped one. But we are talking AKs, youll run out of money before you can totally wear one out.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:28:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 7:28:47 PM EDT by robpiat]
however many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop x 100
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:49:46 PM EDT
a bazillion
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:34:54 PM EDT



I am assuming Arsenal says 15000 based on a great deal of automatic fire and uneducated people using it. I would think at least double that with the type of firing most here do.

www.arsenal-bg.com/defense_police/5,45ar-m1.htm
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:37:01 PM EDT
Normally the sign that a barrel is worn out is when it starts to group poorly.

Thus, being an AK, it will be a LONG time before you notice the difference.

7.62 is not exactly a barrel burner either.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:42:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By 1BMF:
Didnt the russians say the stamped AKs were good to 100,000 rounds...let alone a milled AK?

You wont ever shoot the barrel out of it.

People over in the middle east use theirs in full auto for years now and their fine.



A milled receiver will fail earlier then a stamped one. But we are talking AKs, youll run out of money before you can totally wear one out.



A milled receiver wont last as long as a stamped one? Why is that? Im not saying i dont believe you, i just thought it was the other way around.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:17:15 PM EDT
I believe it has something to do with the reciever not flexing on a milled gun because it is thicker than a stamped. The stamped reciever flexes so it lessens the stress on it. That might not be true but that is the reason I heard.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:20:16 PM EDT
Just because something is milled doesnt mean it will be stronger or last any longer. A piece of laminated wood will be stronger then one solid piece. Similar analogy applies here.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:26:03 PM EDT
My lower handguard on my MAK-90 looked like a burnt up birquette after multipul back to back mag dumps.............and it still shoots great
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:51:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
My lower handguard on my MAK-90 looked like a burnt up birquette after multipul back to back mag dumps.............and it still shoots great


i've done that until the handguard almost burned off, it was to hot to handle with a gloved hand and smoke was pouring out of every opening the gun had. the rifle is still accurate and i've put about 4k through it this year.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:39:31 AM EDT
thanks guys, i was just worried about my baby.
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