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  1. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    So after nearly 3 weeks of owning it, I finally got to shoot the AK.

    It was far more accurate than I was expecting, but it's evident that I'm hardly a stellar marksman:
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    Both are 25 yards away over iron sights on a bench. Left target first, right target second. The group on the lower-right of the second target was shooting at the black swirl. This was at an indoor range with crappy lighting and A/C howling down the range, so the target was dancing around in the wind and not terribly easy to see. Otherwise, I clearly need to improve my shooting.

    Looks like I need to adjust the sight since it's shooting a bit left.

    Recoil is more authoritative than richk's AR, and the muzzle flash is downright impressive (5 foot flames!). I expected it to be quite a bit dirtier given the horror stories I hear about Wolf, but it was hardly dirty at all after ~75 rounds. I had aout 3 failures to feed, 2 of which were the last round in the magazine.

    I also think I boiled out the last of the cosmoline around the forward grip. The barrell and other directly-attached metal parts got a bit warm.

    Overall it was fun. If you're in the northeast DFW area and want to shoot indoors, I highly recommend The Bullet Trap. Friendly staff, and allright facility, and almost none of the stupidity that Elm Fork inflicts on its customers. If only the guy next to me renting an AR to shoot for the first time had a clue about firearm safety and operation...

    Somewhat related - I hate CCI blazer in 357 magnum. Not only is the kick considerably less than regular 357 ammo (leading me to suspect that it's not propelling the bullet at 357 magnum velocities), but the shells are a real nuisance to extract - as if the casings expand a tad more than brass shells.
     
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    Awesome man. Are you the one with the WASR10 that was waiting to shoot it? The one just like mine?
     
  3. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    AR > AK :mamoru:

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  4. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Fixed.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    never let the details get in the way of a good story. :hsugh:
     
  6. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I guess so.

    The entire westerm hemisphere seems to be out of the one type of Wolf that Elm Fork will allow on their range (the range officer precisely described it as "the stuff that comes in a yellow box" - I can only assume that it's their pointed soft tip), so I had to settle on the Bullet Trap's 25 yard range.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Speaking of which, I think I finally got all the cordite out of my lungs about
    2:00PM today.
     
  8. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    The high point of that trip could have been the guy in the other lane finding out firsthand what a ricochet sounds like. Or maybe putting a round through the roof.

    What's a decent case for an AK? Somehow I just can't justify dropping >$100 (or much more than $50) for a Pelican or Hardig case for a $350 AK. Needs to be shorter and wider than the typical long and slender hunting rifle case since it might be nice to be able to load up some mags without needing to be so careful about geometry.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    get one of the assult rifle cases from CTD. Looks like it would probably hold
    quite a few AK mags in the extrenal pockets.

    They're a bit cheaper than the one I got for the AR.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    No pics?
     
  11. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    The only semi-decent photo I have:
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  12. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I have a couple cheap soft black "tactical" carry cases with the pockets on the side, mags dont fit the pockets but can fit 3 boxes of wolf in each pocket. My underfolder I have a tennis racket case for.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Careful - the ATF might start regulating the sale of tennis racket cases...
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :noes: I couldn't find a good compact case for the underfolder and saw someone over on arfcom posting pics of theres in one thought it was a cool idea, good sheepleflauge too.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    I wonder if I carried the AR around without hte case more often if my jackass
    neighbor who lets his dog shit in my "yard" would think twice......hmmm.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Actually, just get a bb gun and shoot it in the ass whenever it comes into your yard. The dog will get the hint after a while.
    My grandpa used to do that to his white trash neighbors cat that always buried its shit in his driveway.
     
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    lol. I dont have a case for my mosin, so when ever I go to the range the neighboors (if they look) can see me with this long ass rifle. I dont think I need to worry about them bugging me very often :o
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    What sort of improvements ought I consider in the near future, assuming I determine that this AK is accurate enough to invest in? It doesn't look like I can attach a flash hider or compensator since the nut on the muzzle is welded on (unless there's something available that clamps on). I'm thinking about a side-mount scope bracket and modest ~3-9x scope (not sure I'd want to try to shoot anything past 300m with an AK anyway). I think I want to add a recoil pad to the butt or somehow otherwise make it just a bit longer - it feels a tad claustrophibic and I have longish arms. And maybe a simple bipod for bench shooting so I don't have to putz with sandbags and the like.

    Crazy tactical light, weaponlight, laser sights, dot scopes, synthetic stocks, crazy rail systems, and other forms of making it tacticool don't appeal to me.

    The finish on the stock looks ... not so good, although the butt and foregrip are laminate, which I hear is decent quality. The gas block grip looks to be solid wood. Should I re-finish the sock, and how ought I go about that? I'm not picky about finish so long as it's neutral - anything like wood stain up to black would be fine (I imagine that the gas block and foregrip are going to have to be a tad heat/fire resistant). Or is there a source for stocks with a quality finish at a decent price? Disassembly looks to be a matter of removing some screws and hammering out pins with a center punch.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Pics of Yellowboxed Wolf?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    It's an AK, just feed it 7.62 early and often.

    Refinishing is a pain in the ass. I'm still working on my Enfield 4 months later.

    Just shoot it.

    If you wanted a semi custom look, look up BattleRifleG3 on the SAIGA boards. His custom furniture is fucking sexy.

    Example:

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