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plouffedaddy
August 4, 2012, 07:40 AM
http://www.k-var.com/shop/SLR-101S.html

K-Var has the milled SLR 101's back in stock (it's been about 10 years since they were last imported). They're only charging $1019, which is pretty decent for a quality milled AK in my opinion.

Just passing it along; I just bought another AK two days ago or I'd buy one myself :rolleyes:

jason41987
August 4, 2012, 08:07 PM
if milled AKs were so fantastic.. why did the russians and bulgarians both go back to stamped with the 74?

plouffedaddy
August 4, 2012, 08:54 PM
Cost and weight.

I'm not saying they're fantastic, just pointing out that the 101 is back for the first time in 10 years.

FrosSsT
August 4, 2012, 10:05 PM
$1000+ for an ak clone....I think I'll pass.

5.56RifleGuy
August 7, 2012, 01:10 AM
"if milled AKs were so fantastic.. why did the russians and bulgarians both go back to stamped with the 74?"

Because its faster, cheaper, and easier. A milled receiver will outlast a stamped, but if you are outfitting an entire army, its probably just better to be able to make more that won't last quite as long.

And they weigh less.

JohnKSa
August 7, 2012, 04:17 AM
A milled receiver will outlast a stamped...Is this really a practical consideration, or a theoretical point? I guess what I'm asking is, how often do we hear of any kind of AK receiver wearing out?

plouffedaddy
August 7, 2012, 08:13 AM
Is this really a practical consideration, or a theoretical point?

I'm with you--it's mostly theoretical. The difference is will your great grandkids have to replace the receiver or will your great great grandkids have to do it?

Double Naught Spy
August 7, 2012, 08:25 AM
I'm with you--it's mostly theoretical. The difference is will your great grandkids have to replace the receiver or will your great great grandkids have to do it?

Well if it wasn't the one I used to stop assault bandits or to get my first trop squirrel...and I am dead, I am not sure it really matters too much, LOL. It will be hung over the simulated fireplace as an antique and they will use their own plasma guns for hunting hogs.

5.56RifleGuy
August 7, 2012, 03:35 PM
A milled receiver will outlast a stamped...
Is this really a practical consideration, or a theoretical point? I guess what I'm asking is, how often do we hear of any kind of AK receiver wearing out?

Theoretical. That would be why all mine are stamped.

I cant imagine shooting the amount of rounds it would take to destroy one.

spacecoast
August 7, 2012, 03:49 PM
Milled receivers are also opined by some to be more accurate in general, perhaps due to the quality of the other parts in the kit (such as the barrel). I haven't tested this, just reporting what I've read.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/08/chris-dumm/back-from-arsenal-slr-101-bulgarian-milled-ak-47/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-47

http://www.lancasterarms.com/MILLED%20VS%20STAMPED%20SECOND%20%20PAGE.htm

Eghad
August 7, 2012, 05:50 PM
for the vast majority of us stamped AK-47 owners they will never be worn out because we don't shoot them a lot.

plouffedaddy
August 7, 2012, 06:42 PM
I shoot mine a good bit but com bloc barrels (except the Yugos...) are rated to 30,000 rounds. I'm trying to wear one out but haven't got there yet!