Anyone have any informed opinions about the RAS47? LGS has a rack of them and I'm thinking about getting one to get into the AK game. Thoughts?
Considering how much sooch propped this thing up I'm gonna need more proofs and reasons why.
I've never seen him shill for anyone
This is an RAS-47 hammer after all of 400 rounds.
Sure, the bolt also has a habbit of mushrooming.
While you're at it, replace the bolt, the gas tube, and the shit cast trunnions.
Of you could get a WASR, and not have your parts mushroom/crack/peen.
RAS47 has been suffering from serious quality control issues from improper heat treatment, mushrooming bolt carriers, mushrooming bolts, pot metal parts breaking or sheering off, premature wear on the parts... plus they use cast trunnions instead of milled trunnions..
So no, not reccomended at all
Just get an arsenal... or a saiga if you want to spend less... even a wasr would be better than the ras47.
Yugos are generally very solid and good milsurp rifles. Personally I don't like the way they look with that funky hand guard, and there is a limit to the amount of aftermarket parts but overall a decent purchase if you're not looking to tacticool it
CAI probably gave him the gun to test so he didnt want to shit on it, that or people are pleasantly surprised with the increase in CAI quality and thus are overly positive.
probably not a shill, but sootch is a retard
He's right though. Out of my collection the AMD 65 and Romy G are my least favorite, because the mag knocks into the dong when rocking them out.
Its an AK dude, why the fuck are you worried about the dong getting fucked up? Is it a safe queen? If so, why on earth would you buy an AK for it to be a safe queen?
You're supposed to be doing pushups off the magazine and slamming the stock into kebabs faces.
Plus Romy G dong handguards cost literally $25 for an entire stock set.
I'm 800 rounds in on my RAS 47 without any issues at all.
All the poor heat treating issues were early on, and was not only addressed by the company, but resolved, and people who purchased the shitty ones get free replacements.
Century Arms has a bad name because of all their shitty imports. They could make the single greatest weapon of all time, and /k/ would hate it and talk about how trash it is for the name alone.
No, they aren't the best AK's. But they are among the cheapest, so what do you expect?
Considering CA replaces faulty parts for free (which if you look at pages like the RAS 47 facebook page, you can see isn't any more common than any other firearm) I don't see why everyone screams so loudly about them when they do happen.
The only difference you're going to see buying this over a WASR or related is /k/ will freak out that you like things they don't like. And a WASR is fine too, I'm not bashing it, my WASR is about 1200 rounds in, and all I had to do to it was sand it a bit to smooth out the action.
And about the cast parts kicking and screaming, tell that to Ruger.
literally neither of the things I said would break his gun, unless you were being so fucking stupid about either of those tasks.
You can break any firearm by being stupid. AKs aren't impervious to damage, they do however handle it better than most firearms.
I have done pushups off my WASR more times than I can count and I still haven't fucked that gun up.