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Few more new AK questions.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ucfd_cyclist@yahoo.com, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. ucfd_cyclist@yahoo.com

    ucfd_cyclist@yahoo.com Active Member

    Thank you all for the help with the "sludge" in my new AK.

    Another question; My furniture came without a finish, sort of. It is a Romanian WASR 10 and the top of the bottom handle, and the bottom of the "piston" piece, has a finish on the edges. It's almost as if they had been finished in the past, and were sanded off when they were placed on my rifle. It came with the Dragunov stock on it and the "military" style stock in the box. Both had been sanded prior to my purchase of it, and neither of these have any finish, unlike the front pieces. Will there be any Cosmoline in my wood without the finish, or is there any way to tell if there is any on it at all?

    What brand of ammo (7.62 X 39) is best for general "plinking" and target practice. Not going to be shooting much for now, however in the fall, hopefully it will be on a regular basis. This is a new, supposedly "never been fired" rifle, according to the dealer. What is best to break it in with?

    Thank you all again for the help! THR is extremely educational.
  2. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    Cheapest non-corrosive rounds you can find will work. I would stay away from those no-namer russian bullets as they dont say corrosive but at the same time they dont either.... :D

    There is a great thread on cheap ammunition that someone put up you might want to check out. Also ammoman.com has some deals once in a while. Good luck!
  3. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    I mostly shoot plain old Wolf 122-gr FMJ or HP, depending on what I can find cheaply. Brown Bear and Silver Bear are probably more accurate for sighting in scopes or whatnot, though, but are harder to find.
  4. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    Remove the furniture and clean it with mineral spirits. Let them dry out by sitting them outside in the sun for a day. Sand them smooth with 0000 steel wool then apply some tung oil (available at most hardware stores) with a rag. I applied 3 coats, knocking the grain down with 0000 steel wool in between each coat.

    As for ammo, any commercial ammo is fine. I've used Golden Tiger and Wolf black box with no problems. Have fun!

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