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Thread: Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov (and thoughts on the matter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco.g View Post
    How about the Arsenal SAM7R’s?

    I also remember Rifle Dynamics being thrown around as a solid AK builder?

    Vickers made it a point to mention more than once that he preferred the milled guns to shoot and the stamped receiver models for more walking than shooting.
    I've never owned a milled AK, but those that have them seem to love them and almost all of the feedback on SAM7s I've seen is positive. The balance is definitely different with a milled Arsenal - personally, I think stamped 1mm AKs have the best balance, but to each their own - I would assume there's less felt recoil with the milled, not that x39 is a harsh round, anyway. The price lately is approaching a wash, as far as Arsenal guns, since the stamped models (except the SBR-ready ones) have been hard to come by. One thing to consider is that accessory options are less plentiful for a milled AK.

    There's a long-running thread on the other site started by some folks from Battlefield Las Vegas claiming that they have yet to see a milled receiver fail, whereas stamped usually make it 50-80,000 rounds (still well beyond what most of us will shoot). Theres are heavy use, FA guns. Milled is more forgiving than a poor stamping, but I wouldn't be worried about that with a Bulgarian Arsenal. If you can find one of the thicker Chinese, Russian, or Bulgarian stamped receivers (either 1.3mm or 1.5), those are supposed to be a good "in between" if it's of much concern.
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    Vickers

    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    I wish I remember everyone involved. Like you I was amazed at the disrespect being shown to a founding member of Delta and one who is so pro gun he's willing to share his knowledge with others.

    Hopefully somebody else has a better memory than I do on the subject.
    I think its unfair to complain about Mr.Vickers weight.Thats a personal matter.Whatever the reason, Vickers above all has earned the right to decide what weight he wants to be.

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    Thread is about AK and Larry Vichers' book on AK's - right?
    Last edited by thegreyman; 01-10-19 at 07:54.

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    I knew LAV put out a book on the AR/M16 platforms. This thread made me go check out his site. I didn’t know he had so many books out. Those looks like they will make nice gifts for the next few years.

    Interested in grabbing the AK book for myself.
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    I ordered some standard books (AK & WWII) before Christmas, and I was surprised to receive the signature books signed by LAV. I thought it was nice, since I’m a fan.
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