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Old 12-07-2009, 10:43 AM
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Nino great looking rifle, I had to leave before I got mine parked but I guess that means I'll have to go to the next one. And sense my wife called me home to deal with my son not minding her, I can always blame her for not finishing it.
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Charlie50 brings up a good point about taking 2 parties to build one for the first time. I know next time to demill the kit before showing up. It's not that hard to do and you can take your time to do it right rather than rushing like your hair is on fire and screwing things up. Also, trimming your flat after bending probably takes more time than any other step. So next build party I might just bend a couple extra flats and score them to take home and trim properly on my own without rushing it. It isn't a good idea to rush the trimming. You can always take away more material, but you can never add it back on. Don't ask how I know. It seems the biggest lines are for riveting. I think if you show up with your completely demilled kit and a bent and trimmed flat, you just might finish enough of a build to where you can take it home to complete it. Next couple build parties I'll have to test my theory.
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Great party and good points about doing what you can with the jigs and saving the rail trimming and other file work for home. Dont be in a hurry thats when mistakes happen. Nino nice rifle the park looks good I know my tank took for ever to heat up hope to have that fixed for the next one. Alex well organized and it was nice to see builds coming together.
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Yes on Charlie50 & duraglock's point i think a good plan is to think about what you can only accomplish at the BP due to the tooling and expertise you lack at home, and make sure you get that stuff done at the BP.
if you have no tools or expertise at home, that means doing everything at the BP, but most people can afford a Dremel for trimming their rails. likewise de-milling.
it's the specialty stuff, including the presses & various jigs, spot welders, blast cabinet, park tank, etc. that you should make sure you take advantage of while at the party. if you have any of them at home, great, but most folks don't.
and taking 2 parties to finish is no big deal.
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BP partys are fun enough, twist my arm to go to another one. Yes, get what you can done at home but don't be affriad to just do it at a BP if you aren't sure.

This was my first BP and If I didn't have to leave early for work, I would have had mine parked. I need to file a little as my bolt binds a little but I did get it head spaced. Then all that's left is to blast and park it. I'll probably put it together and take it to the range before the next BP and then take it back apart to blast and park it.
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Here are the two Romy G kits I got done at the BP. I cheated and used NDS-3 Pre bent receivers. If I do it again I will be bending my own. Only thing left to do on my two are putting the trigger guards on and trigger group then boom its done. The one on the bottom had a little issue with headspacing being off but I fixed that, Not going to park them. I want them to look as beat up as I was when I left that party!. For all the NEWBS wanting to get into building your first AK It's not as hard as some make it out to be. The hardest part for me was Demilling the kit, What a pain in the azz that was.
*The barrel is not bent on the top one just how the rifle is laying on the floor*

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Ahhhhh I thought I showed you that?
but i wanted to see barrels put on, the trunions put on, head spacing etc.
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Here are the two Romy G kits I got done at the BP. I cheated and used NDS-3 Pre bent receivers. If I do it again I will be bending my own. Only thing left to do on my two are putting the trigger guards on and trigger group then boom its done. The one on the bottom had a little issue with headspacing being off but I fixed that, Not going to park them. I want them to look as beat up as I was when I left that party!. For all the NEWBS wanting to get into building your first AK It's not as hard as some make it out to be. The hardest part for me was Demilling the kit, What a pain in the azz that was.
*The barrel is not bent on the top one just how the rifle is laying on the floor*


Congrats. They look very nice.
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HThe one on the bottom had a little issue with headspacing being off but I fixed that,
How did you fix that second one?

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Thanks Alex for hosting a great build party! It was a great experience and I learned so much. Also thanks to everyone for helping out and sharing their knowledge and tools. I was able to complete most of my build and used screws to finish the trigger guard. Once I adjust the magazine fit and get the barrel pin all the way in, I should be ready to Duracote it tactical black Here's a few pics of it pieced together.




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How did you fix that second one?

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Barrel was canted to the left a little not letting the bolt to close all the way. So I took pin out and whacked it a few good times and used my buddies gauges and now its GTG. Thanks for all your help with letting me use your gauges! I told some of my local buddies about you as well. We need more FFL's in the Valley.
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Wow that looks nice haha i like your little unique touches. I was wondering if anyone saw a spare tapco trigger group? alex said he didnt but if anyone came up on it it would be cool cuz i may have lost mine.
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nice job zach. deanna(spell?) have fun at the little mall? hehehe
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nice job zach. deanna(spell?) have fun at the little mall? hehehe
Well, all I can say is that we both have great women! I hear you brought yours to your first build party too. Hahaha Yeah, Deanna wasn't to happy with that mall.
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Well, all I can say is that we both have great women! I hear you brought yours to your first build party too. Hahaha Yeah, Deanna wasn't to happy with that mall.
yah that mall is a joke!




well guys Canada here I come. when I get back I hope to see most of you making progress with your builds! Gun porn? yes please. Oh and I finally broke down and took out my 1 and only ak74. pulled the trigger, bullet came out, hit the target, shell extracted, and new round chambered.......ahhhh what a feeling! oh and is it just me or is the 74 much more accurate than the 47? I know its less recoil but damn nice groups!

I wonder when/if I should host another bp?............... any opinions? comments/suggestions?
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Hey Alex it was great seeing you at the range. Man at around 4:00 PM I was the only one left still scrounging brass

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I plan on taking mine out for her virgin run next week. I'm lined up to go Thursday afternoon and will open the 200 yard range if I can get a second member there. I'll get pics then.
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Hey Alex it was great seeing you at the range. Man at around 4:00 PM I was the only one left still scrounging brass

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Umnn...ok...Gow is in Riverbed, Alex in Antioch, that is a distance I might say.....so where is this range at?
And by the way, can someone tell me the difference between 47 and 74? I thought they are practically the same.
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Different cartridge on a 74, it shoots a 5.45x39 which is the Russian version of the .223

surplus of this round is $150 for 1080 rounds- much cheaper to shoot!
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We were at the United Sportsmen's range in Concord.

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We were at the United Sportsmen's range in Concord.

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Is that the one just off north of hiway 4? How long a drive is it for you Gow? Funny whenever I see your screen name, it always remind me of Chowking in the philippines Its a fast food restaurant like McDonald

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goin to HF tomorrow... got a 25% off my total order card... lets see, i'll get a press, and maybe a blast cabinet, and....



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Good seeing you too bro. Hahaha ya I was lookin like " nawwww that can't be him cuz he's from riverbank..... Are those chuck Taylors?!" haha I wanted to stay longer but it was wayyy tooo cold.


So what month should the next one be guys?
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Yeah Chucks are my thing I've been wearing them since I was a kid, it must be going on 39 years at least. I actually have 2 US made pair that are specifically for my burial, no joke. I told the wife it's up to her to decide on high or low tops

Python, I lived in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill for almost 40 years. The East Bay is my old stomping grounds and I love the USI range. I usually go there on Mondays as that's the best day to get free brass off the ground and I try to get the most out of the trip. I still go to the same lady for my hair cuts (usually right before Drill weekend) right there by Todos Santos Park and like to hit up EJ Phairs for some brews and MNF with my buds. Hmm, haircut, range, EJ's and a Peets Coffee on the way out of town? Sounds like the perfect Monday to me

Goober, if you can swing it I highly recommend the larger HF blast cabinet. Well worth the $$ and the extra size as it makes blasting a barreled action a breeze whereas the smaller one is a PITA to use.

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Goober, if you can swing it I highly recommend the larger HF blast cabinet. Well worth the $$ and the extra size as it makes blasting a barreled action a breeze whereas the smaller one is a PITA to use.

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btw i used a HF "Friends & Family" discount card today, good Dec 11th only, that was supposed to be for 25% off your TOTAL order... turns out it stopped giving 25% off after $50 of savings...
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Python, I lived in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill for almost 40 years. The East Bay is my old stomping grounds and I love the USI range. I usually go there on Mondays as that's the best day to get free brass off the ground and I try to get the most out of the trip. I still go to the same lady for my hair cuts (usually right before Drill weekend) right there by Todos Santos Park and like to hit up EJ Phairs for some brews and MNF with my buds. Hmm, haircut, range, EJ's and a Peets Coffee on the way out of town? Sounds like the perfect Monday to me

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I hear you, I am the same way. I have been coming back to a little town in the Philippines where I was born with nothing but farmland almost twice a year. Its a layedback life very different here in my adopted country.......and there, I could own a legal light caliber machine gun like an M4 for about $300 bi-annual license to own fee. You can even get a permit to carry except its kind of difficult to find a place where to hide it sanz wearing a trench coat.
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I got out to the range today. Every thing worked great. I did have a few FTF always from the right side of the mag so I need to get a second mag to check this. To make sure I was on paper I put 10 rds through it at 25 yards. Then I moved back to 50 yards and fired another 30 rds. I haven't fired iron sights on anything but a pistol in a long time so the groups aren't great, but I'm happy with them. After that I was hitting the steel pig at 200 yards (@12"x8"). Now I just have to get to another BP so I can park it. Thanks to Alex and all the guy's at the BP that helped.

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Um.....with an AK, iron sights, shooting Wolf/Surplus ammo, at 50 yards.....I think you're groups are pretty darn good.

And where to hit steel pigs at 200 in the Bay Area....please share.
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And where to hit steel pigs at 200 in the Bay Area....please share.
It was at USI on the multipurpose range. They keep a steel swinger out at the 200 yard line. They have knock downs for most of the matches.
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Where is a good and friendly range around the bay? By friendly I mean toward AK's and OLL's
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I've never had problems at USI. I shoot there a lot. A lot of guys shot OLL's there.
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Richmond Rod and Gun Club. Just shot my AK and AR build there last week.
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Chabot Range in Castro Valley.
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