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Yugo M70AB: is it a good quality AK?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Arcticfox, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. Arcticfox

    Arcticfox Member

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    Hi All

    I can't figure out if the M70 has a century receiver or not. If so, is it just a knock off of a WASR?

    Aside from the lack of chrome barrel, is it a solid firearm? Or is it just another century product (canted sights, rattles, and rough edges) ?

    Any help would be great. I am considering going with an SKS-D as an alternative.
     
  2. jagdpanzer347

    jagdpanzer347 Member

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    The Century Yugos are built on a DCI/NoDakSpud receiver. These are held in very high regard by the AK building community. I would still want to examine the rifle before purchasing it, however, every one I have looked at has been pretty solid. For the cost difference I would buy the Yugo.

    -jagd
     
  3. MAKOwner

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    I don't have any direct experience other than fondling them at funshows, but I read some owner reviews a while back (I believe on the gunsnet AK forums, but unsure) that they were quite nice. They're not built by Century if I recall correctly, but by a decent third party on good quality receivers. I wouldn't mind one myself but I don't need another 7.62 AK, I need a darn AR15...
     
  4. Retro

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    M70 is a solid piece of machine, and it is the only AK47 series gun you would need (I traded in my other AK variations). M70 is very accurate with a century arms receiver, one of the best stamped receivers for AK47, just shy of a milled receiver.

    Now here is what you need to know about M70. The M70 has a short barrel, which I believe is 14.5 inches, and with the muzzle brake installed it is about 16.1 inches, and I believe that in accordance to ATF rules, all rifles must be > 16 inch or else you will need SBR, and so I believe that the M70 slant muzzle brake is silver-smothered?? /permanently fused to the barrel, and not removable with a wrench (I could not take mine down).

    And if you can take off your muzzle brake, you need to take this gun to a gunsmith and have the muzzle brake permanently fused to the barrel for it to be legal, I think.

    Otherwise, it is a great gun.
     
  5. Flyboy73

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    My slant muzzle brake on my M70 was not fused on. I did have to register it in michigan as a pistol though(Any thing under 34 inches i think folded in MI is considered a pistol). I will need to check the barrel length. But i am pretty sure the muzzle brake is not 1.6 long, more like a little under a inch. Barrel dsns't seems any shorter than my Wasr 10.

    Brion
     
  6. Arcticfox

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    Thanks for the replies!

    It appears the Nodakspud recievers are identifiable by the stainless steel bolt cover. I did notice that distinction between the yugos and the other variants.

    Merry Christmas all!
     
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