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Posted: 11/15/2003 9:27:49 AM EDT
Ok, heres a question. I got a 7.62 preban Ak and want to build a 5.45 krink kit on it. Can I do it or will the mag dimentions be off?
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 10:01:14 AM EDT
5.45 mags are a bit longer, but the lengthening should be easy. 7.62 is also a bit wider, but the wobble should not be excessive. Plenty of 5.45 builds have been done on Hesse 7.62 receivers.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 10:38:53 AM EDT
You must also legenthen the ejector.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 3:17:59 PM EDT
Many 5.45 and .223 Krink builds have been done on 7.62 donors.

Speaking of 7.62 preban donors, check this action out: [WARNING: link to "other site"]

www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=143377

This guy "Sturmgrenadier" has some of the best builds I've ever seen.

Link Posted: 11/15/2003 6:44:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2003 6:45:38 PM EDT by setlab]
So would the mag difference be anything that you would notice to be "slopy" I guess by close inspection with the mag in? I don't want to put alot of money in a build that is going to have a exsesive amount of mag wobble, How is it compaired to a original caliber Ak? (Never mesed with a Ak with a mag in, this is going to be my first Ak), well once I finish it anyways. It gets to the FFL monday....
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 6:51:15 PM EDT
The good smiths can correct mag well differences.

I have a Krebs AK-74 built on a 7.62 Saiga, and there is barely any wobble at all.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:28:25 AM EDT
If you get your rifle built by a reputable gunsmith their will be no "mag wobble". They will just shim the mag well for the slimmer 5.45mm mags.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 12:29:22 PM EDT
Ok, I'll go ahead with it then. Thinkin I'll talk to ORF about it so I won't have to pay shiping. Does anyone know what they charge for a build if you supply everything? To bad there not open on mondays other wise I'd find out then.
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