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hylander
07-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Whats the difference and how do you tell the difference ?

Redchevyman
07-02-2011, 11:21 AM
Stamped has rivets, milled does not.

hylander
07-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Stamped has rivets, milled does not.

Thanks, just found a site descibing the differences :)

blazeaglory
07-02-2011, 11:28 AM
milled is better accuracy and reliability but more weight.

some people say there is no difference but i prefer a milled receiver over non milled. in the end, it really doesn't matter to me. but if i HAD TO CHOOSE i would prefer milled over non

shadow65
07-02-2011, 11:33 AM
You will never wear either one out.

NorCalK9.com
07-02-2011, 1:15 PM
Stamped weighs less

Bug Splat
07-02-2011, 5:36 PM
Mainly just production cost. A milled receiver has a certain appeal to it that I admit is sexy :D. Tolerances will be tighter and can make for a more accurate rifle but the design was not made with accuracy in mind. Crazy reliability was the goal and I think thats why someone buys an AK. Personally I think a stamped AK is more attractive but that's just from a historical aspect for me.