posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:39 PM
Finished testing my RAS47. It is now my SHTF/Home Defense weapon. It has replaced 2 extremely accurate and dependable AR15s and a shotgun or two for
At this point I can say that I have a seriously reliable rifle. In 2000 rounds I have not had a single failure. I know Century isn't really respected
very much, but after the kind of # I've put this rifle through I have to say that I am thoroughly satisfied with the performance of this machine.
I've done run and gun, accuracy testing, dirty gun trial(I didn't clean it for the first 1500 rounds), and mag dumps.
1. The accuracy of this rifle has been excellent. I replaced the front sight with a Trijicon night sight from XS Sights. Then I got a knock off
Midwest mount for my Primary Arms Micro Dot, it has consistently held zero even after bumping into things during run and gun so the mount is good. I
will opt for a better mount, perhaps an Ultimak mount, in the future. No complaints at all on the Micro Dot..Though I would prefer an Aimpoint, or a
Trijicon Reflex sight, my wife would end me for spending the money.
2. So far, 100% reliability. Mechanically speaking this weapon has shown only the wear one would expect from regular usage and is consistent with
3. I removed the retaining spring because it just wasn't doing its job. After about 1000 rounds my pins started to walk. Replaced it with a Krebs
plate and issues are no longer there. It should be noted that this is a common problem with many AK variants. The design of the pin retention system
is stupid and unreliable. If you are on the fence about swapping out a retaining spring with a retaining plate, do yourself a favor and do it.
4. The Magpul Zhukov stock, and AK forend go a long way to allow for modern shooting techniques. The AK Forend covers the retaining plate for the
lower handguard which is good because I got tired of burning my #ing hand on it. It holds up well to mag dumps and the heat dissipation is excellent.
The stock is the best thing ever. The length of pull, fully collapsed, is shorter and far more comfortable than any other stock system I've tried so
far. I do not like long LOP on a rifle, I like it tucked in to my body for better control and the Zhukov takes care of that excellently.
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