AIM/Century AK in 5.45x39


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TOU
August 8, 2007, 06:38 PM
Okay....I finally broke down and bought one of the cheap ($289) Century Romanian AK's in 5.45x39, a couple thousand rounds and several mags from AIM. I'm one that will usually pay more if it means quality, but I wanted a rifle in this caliber to take advantage of all the cheap ammo around and this seemed like a fairly decent deal. I also figured since it was corrosive ammo, I didn't want to sink to much money in a rifle. BTW I have several Saigas...and these are no Saiga's! If Saiga had made made one in this caliber (or was available) I would have elected to go that route and convert.

Over all it seems like it was a decent deal for the money spent though. However after looking it over a bit closer, I noticed that the front sights are canted to the right. I had heard with the Century Monkeys that this happens on these, I had hoped to be lucky. What is the consensus on what to do with this new rifle? I have also heard that some fix them themselves via gunsmiths or if they are kinda handy some send them back. (notice AIM doesn't have any anymore.) Overall the rifle seems pretty solid so far. Only thing I notice is the brand new mags that came with it are so tight that they almost don't want to go in...and a re a real PITA to place and to take out via trying to get the mag release to release. However the 10 USED mags I bought at the same time fit perfect with absolutely no wobble and release easily as they should. Love to have some feedback on this okay but less than stellar firearms.

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nalioth
August 8, 2007, 08:40 PM
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Everything you want to know about your Wonderful And Shi&&y Rifle and how to fix it.

Ratfood
August 8, 2007, 08:49 PM
I'm right behind you, I'm about to buy one of these for target shooting. I hear there crap but thats ok to shoot at rocks and cans and stuff. I don't know what you mean about "(notice AIM doesn't have any anymore.) " but they have rifles and ammo as far as I can see.....

seektruth
August 8, 2007, 11:04 PM
I have an order in for one of these from AIM. Sounds like a crap shoot. I ordered a few of the used mags they had as well. Are these mags the best deal for the money, or is there something else I should look for? I just want something that functions, this whole setup is just to shoot up all the cheap 5.45 I bought.

TOU
August 8, 2007, 11:36 PM
Thx for the input folks...so, do you think that I should send it back if everything else seems good? Maybe just fix the sights myself or have it done locally? It does have an excellent Tapco G2 trigger and the gas port/block looks good along with everything else. Just needs some cleaning and some tru-oil to the stock. I'm just afraid if I do that I may get a worse one.

seektruth. I am kinda leaning to the used mags being better in these than the New mags as they are "broke-in". Make sense? While they are well used I think they will out last me as they seem to be just right.

As to them not having anymore, I could not find these rifles or the ammo on the AIM site earlier today. May have to check again.

Cheers,

nalioth
August 8, 2007, 11:58 PM
I have an order in for one of these from AIM. Sounds like a crap shoot. I ordered a few of the used mags they had as well. Are these mags the best deal for the money, or is there something else I should look for? I just want something that functions, this whole setup is just to shoot up all the cheap 5.45 I bought. Those mags will work well for blasting. I've never bought a 'new' AK74 mag ever. It takes a lot to make those poly mags malfunction.
Thx for the input folks...so, do you think that I should send it back if everything else seems good? Maybe just fix the sights myself or have it done locally? It does have an excellent Tapco G2 trigger and the gas port/block looks good along with everything else. Just needs some cleaning and some tru-oil to the stock. I'm just afraid if I do that I may get a worse one.

Have you taken it to the range yet, and even tried to sight it in? If the cant isn't bad, it'll shoot fine. If it IS bad, you can fix it yourself (might be a good time to put a military front sight block on so you can use a real muzzle brake) or send it back. I've bought a few WASRs, and not had any trouble out of their quirks.

TOU
August 9, 2007, 12:19 AM
Nope, no range time yet or in the immediate future as I am traveling for work extensively. I just noticed it visually as I look down the barrel. I think for the money spent I am going to give it a go and maybe do what you said and add a brake at the same time. besides...who knows what I might get next time. Thx again.

TOU

Flyboy73
August 9, 2007, 02:06 AM
I just threaded the barrel on my AIM/century WASR2 and added a Tapco AK74 brake to it.
Here's some Pics on how it turned out.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=3594594#post3594594

I have the 5.45 TAT and 14x1LH die kit, that i no loner need.

PM me if you are intrested.

Brion

TOU
August 9, 2007, 04:00 AM
PM sent

nalioth
August 9, 2007, 12:10 PM
I think you'd be better off using a 14x1LH adaptor and a 24mm AK74 style brake.

That tapco muzzle device doesn't work for anything but 922r compliance.

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