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Posted: 2/21/2016 3:27:52 PM EDT
Bought the kit 7 years ago to use for a 7.62 carbine build.  Actually bought three kits.  The 7.62 Tok has never functioned properly and I built one kit into 5.45 (had to buy the barrel separately) only to sell it later.

Bought a barrel last year from AKBuilder.  Project was always on the back burner.  Finally installed the barrel but found I had the head space way off as it ripped the casing in half.

Reset the head space and it wouldn't extract.  Did a little underside trimming of the extractor and it works fine.

Thing puts out on hell of a fireball easily visible in the day time.

Could have purchased one for less trouble a few years ago.  But I like projects.  It's just something men my age (60) have done all our lives.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 3:29:37 PM EDT
.223 "AK-74" ?!?




Link Posted: 2/21/2016 5:35:32 PM EDT
I seriously considered building/buying an AK-74 in 5.56 but my local gunsmith told me horror stories about such guns never running correctly and that convinced me to stay on my original course of finding a Gallil to have an AK style gun in 5.56.

If you've got one up and running you have my congratulations and admiration.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 6:36:13 PM EDT
If you want an AK in .223, which is common in the former Soviet Bloc as their MBR and you like to make stuff, do it.

Don't let nay-sayers stop you from having fun.

From my understanding, the AKBuilders barrel is as good as they get.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 6:40:36 PM EDT
The Yugo M85 is what you seek
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 6:42:20 PM EDT
No pics no care.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 6:57:13 PM EDT
In before some fuckin idiot tells you to buy something when you already built what you want.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 7:00:08 PM EDT
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Like a Sig 5.56?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:51:46 PM EDT
Cost was low.  Used a NODAK receiver which was $75.  Barrel was a little over $100.  Kit was only $150.  Counting bits and pieces, I have about $400 in it.  Mags will be at least $25 each, but I won't need more than a half dozen.

Is it as good as an AR?  Not in my opinion.  The AR as we all well know is the the Lego of killing machines.  Get a good receiver and a good parts kit and you would have to work very hard to make a bad AR.

Build an AK, other than sticking a parts kit on a receiver which is work in itself, and go wildcat by trying some mods?  Pain in my old ass.

Glad I did it.  I've built a dozen AKs over the years.  This one is my last.  It was real.  It was fun.  And at times it was real fun.

But after putting together better than a dozen ARs, why would anyone want to go any other direction?

I'll keep my AKs:  Bulgarian side-folding stock in 5.45; an ass ugly Egyptian parts kit build in 7.62x39, and now this bastardized Bulgarian in 5.56.  I guess I need to count my Romanian-built PSL54 in that it is AKroid spitting forth 7.62R.

But for fun, none of them can compare with my 9mm NFA carbine, my 300 Blackout pistol, a couple of nondescript M4geries, and my early full-length, no forward assist, no deflector, three-prong lovely with triangle HGs and the black stock w/o the storage compartment.

Building guns is fun.  As we know from Brother Old Painless, shooting guns is even more fun.  But there is a certain deep pleasure from owning many guns that shoot many things and many different ways.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:53:45 PM EDT
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It can't be said enough
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:00:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:03:02 PM EDT
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I kick myself for not buying a new SAR 3 years ago when I purchased my SAR1.  Mags were available and not too expensive back then also.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:05:48 PM EDT
WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?!
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Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:11:56 PM EDT
Pictures are hard...
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