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Old 11-11-2014, 07:56   #1
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Bought a new WASR-10. A little review

So I picked up a new CIA made WASR-10 last Friday. I have an older SAR-1 that has been used and abuse. Never have had any issues with it other than the trigger slap which I fixed.

Anyway my first impression was that the new CIA stuff is miles above the older stuff. The fit/finish actually is very nice on this new rifle. It's almost a black park look on it. There isn't any sight cant. The gas block is nice and straight. The wood is in great condition and it came with all the cool AK goodies in the box. Cleaning kit, sling, 2 mags, oil bottle and mine had a bayonet also.

So Saturday I went and shot it. Put about 500 rounds through it. I had zero problems with the mags. Zero feeding issues. Accuracy is average being it's an AK. Overall I'm really enjoying the rifle. So I am going to say that the new CIA romy AKs are not at all bad. Especially for the price. Mine was. $499 plus tax at my local gun store and I'm glad I picked it up.

Hope this might help others out a bit.
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Old 11-11-2014, 20:51   #2
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Accuracy is average being it's an AK.

I realize that AK's are generally thought to be less accurate than other rifles, but I have never witnessed this. Larry (what's his name), the Army Ranger retiree, demonstrated this on a TV show, comparing a regular AK with an AR. A draw.
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The ones that claim that AK's are inaccurate are the ones that have AR inked on their private parts.

Some may be canted, especially some of the older CIA's but mostly it's in the shooter. MHO! Mine shoots extremely well, the mags a little loose but I tightened them up with a little Gorilla tape. Works great.

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Old 11-12-2014, 11:00   #4
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I bought an SAR1 in late 2003 and mine was straight with nothing canted and a crappy finish. It was my first AK and it was the cause of my love affair with all things AK related!

If my memory is right I paid $250 for it.

I've been meaning to pick up a WASR just to have another beater that goes bang.

As for the accuracy...

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I think my SAR-1 was $299 when I got it several years back. Like yours crappy finish and the dreaded trigger slap were the only complaints with the SAR's. Still shoot the heck outta mine and it's been super reliable.

I messed around with the sights some and now the WASR is shooting really well. User error was also a factor😔


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AK haters are usually not AK shooters.

I have only shot four of my 10 AKs and they are incredible shooters! If you don't like the AK-47 then you probably have never shot one!!!!

The AK is hands down the best rifle on the planet Earth!

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AK haters are usually not AK shooters.

I have only shot four of my 10 AKs and they are incredible shooters! If you don't like the AK-47 then you probably have never shot one!!!!

The AK is hands down the best rifle on the planet Earth!

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Only shot 4 of 10? Why is that?

I love AK's, not the greatest ergo's but something about them. I only have 3 right now, a Romanian and two Arsenals, though I have a Sig 556xi Russian. I love the rifle and the round.
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I sure love my 1976 WASR Romy! I put a 3-9 power Nikon scope on it and changed out the furniture. I pull 5" groups at 125 yards. Not too shabby for what it is.
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The ones that claim that AK's are inaccurate are the ones that have AR inked on their private parts.

Some may be canted, especially some of the older CIA's but mostly it's in the shooter. MHO! Mine shoots extremely well, the mags a little loose but I tightened them up with a little Gorilla tape. Works great.
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Only shot 4 of 10? Why is that?

I love AK's, not the greatest ergo's but something about them. I only have 3 right now, a Romanian and two Arsenals, though I have a Sig 556xi Russian. I love the rifle and the round.
It's called a 6-yo and a 4-yo

Free time is a rare commodity in my house. I would love to go shooting more but I will need to wait till the kids are a bit older. I also have a bunch of C&R projects to do as well when time allows.

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PS - One of the AKs isn't even built yet so I probably shouldn't include it

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It's called a 6-yo and a 4-yo

PS - One of the AKs isn't even built yet so I probably shouldn't include it

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Looks pretty cool. If I had the money....I'd have a couple more AK's.

I love em.

But...I'm happy and really enjoy the one I've got and modified. I reciently changed out my tapco pistol grip for a Magpul grip.
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Love my AK's. Love my AR's too.
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Looks pretty cool. If I had the money....I'd have a couple more AK's.

I love em.

But...I'm happy and really enjoy the one I've got and modified. I reciently changed out my tapco pistol grip for a Magpul grip.
I love mine too!!!

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THAT is an Incredible collection my man!! You've got some Really nice guns there! I'd like to have the ability to have that many guns, but, I'll just focus on upgrading the guns I use...day to day. Really man. NICE Collection!!!! Ya need to put a scope on that puppy with the longest barrel!!! BAD ASS!!!
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THAT is an Incredible collection my man!! You've got some Really nice guns there! I'd like to have the ability to have that many guns, but, I'll just focus on upgrading the guns I use...day to day. Really man. NICE Collection!!!! Ya need to put a scope on that puppy with the longest barrel!!! BAD ASS!!!
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Sweet collection Gun Guru! Awesome


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