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    RAS47 falling apart after 2,500 rounds

    RAS47 falling apart after 2,500 rounds

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    It's just painful watching these video's and seeing this thing beat itself in to a dangerous F'ing mess.
    Honestly, I'm really hoping at some point in the near future he starts remote firing this gun before it grenades on him. I'm sure his skill set and knowledge are far greater on the AK than mine, but honestly, it's tearing itself apart.
    I understand every gun needs some R&D, but it would appear the guns are being sold. They needed to do this kind of R&D before it went to market. It would appear these things are a tragedy waiting to happen.
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    I'd like to see the same test done on the C39V2.
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    There is not a single US made AK, I would trust my life on.


    Quote Originally Posted by DrNRA View Post
    I'd like to see the same test done on the C39V2.
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    There are some things best left to be made by the OEM.
    I'm not sure how this happened to fall in to the "Just Too Hard to Do Here" category, perhaps it's really in the "Just Too Hard to Put an Honest Effort In" category?
    Honestly there are just some things you cannot cut corners and do with the degree of safety necessary to sell to the public, this would be one of them.
    If this is the gun they gave up for testing, what's the gun made on Monday morning after a three day weekend look like?

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    I just don't think people can come to terms with the actual cost it would take to make hammer forged parts for AKs in the US. Most AK buyers in the US expect low prices. How many would be in for a real hammer forged US made AK with a $2500 price tag?
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    Is anyone really surprised by this? Century has a (not so good) track record of building rifles. Why anyone would think the RAS47 would be any different is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargent_bilko View Post
    Is anyone really surprised by this? Century has a (not so good) track record of building rifles. Why anyone would think the RAS47 would be any different is beyond me.
    I've owned a Century with an issue or two, this is of a completely unprecedented magnitude in comparison to the worst I've seen them do.
    At this point, I'm really not sure if he should still be shooting it from the shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNRA View Post
    I just don't think people can come to terms with the actual cost it would take to make hammer forged parts for AKs in the US. Most AK buyers in the US expect low prices. How many would be in for a real hammer forged US made AK with a $2500 price tag?
    I feel this is the case. At best, a hammer forged US AK with a $2500 price tag would probably cater to a niche market at best, particularly if it were something like a Type II or Type III that actually matched the originals.
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    It would be child's play for Ruger. Not enough interest.

    That said, I have a Century C39V2 and it is one fine rifle in my opinion. Here are some of its older brothers...

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    Why in Hades is the bolt carrier body hollowed out with 2 see thru slots? Wouldn't that affect reliability?

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    On that note, why would anyone attempt to improve the reliability of a design that is venerated throughout the world, for? Reliability.

    What we are witnessing is blasphemy.... and a waste of parts and ammunition. The world is diminished as a result of this product.
    To the discriminating Kalashnikov shooter and collector, our rifles are inviolate examples of perfection. Communist cadres everywhere would cringe at this abortion in metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellisr7.62 View Post
    On that note, why would anyone attempt to improve the reliability of a design that is venerated throughout the world, for? Reliability.

    What we are witnessing is blasphemy.... and a waste of parts and ammunition. The world is diminished as a result of this product.
    To the discriminating Kalashnikov shooter and collector, our rifles are inviolate examples of perfection. Communist cadres everywhere would cringe at this abortion in metal.

    Sent from my Samsung phone on the dirty streets of Beijing..... gunless again

    You guys are all I got left....
    Preaching to the choir but be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNRA View Post
    I just don't think people can come to terms with the actual cost it would take to make hammer forged parts for AKs in the US. Most AK buyers in the US expect low prices. How many would be in for a real hammer forged US made AK with a $2500 price tag?
    In all fairness, Arsenal of NV manages to do it for half that.

    Yes, most of the parts are still from Bulgaria and the rest with Bulgarian knowledge, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargent_bilko View Post
    Is anyone really surprised by this? Century has a (not so good) track record of building rifles. Why anyone would think the RAS47 would be any different is beyond me.
    Because it's Yeager approved. I seen his video's on this rifle makes me laugh.
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