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    I have ordered a Yugo M72 RPK from Century. Can anyone tell me if this is a good weapon? I have a WASR-10 it is an early model and has good fitting mags and sights are straight it is from Century. Is the M72 of good qualty being from Century? I have had no broblems with the WASR-10 it fires every time I pull the trigger and has no trigger slap. Will the M72 be as good a shooter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biff View Post
    I have ordered a Yugo M72 RPK from Century. Can anyone tell me if this is a good weapon? I have a WASR-10 it is an early model and has good fitting mags and sights are straight it is from Century. Is the M72 of good qualty being from Century? I have had no broblems with the WASR-10 it fires every time I pull the trigger and has no trigger slap. Will the M72 be as good a shooter?
    My M72 Yugo RPK is a Century rifle, and yes mine is an excellent shooter. I really like mine a lot. Hope you get a good one also. Be sure to take it all apart and clean/lube it REALLY well before you shoot it.
    Michael

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    My buddy has one, had a small problem with the front sight. It was missing one of the barrel pins. An easy fix.

    Now if I could only get him to stop wanting to trade it for my home built one.......

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    They're heavy barreled and heavy-reciever'ed SAWs, and are generally considered more accurate than your average Kalash, both due to the heavier built components and the longer sight radius. Supposedly pretty good.

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    I haven't had any real problems with CAI guns, but darn near paniced with all the negative comments on this and other boards. My M72 is clean, shoots well, seems well built. I have no problem and like it well enough that I ordered an M70 fixed stock. It works well also. Only a little thing--the stocks were quite roughly sanded on both, so I spent an evening in front of TV rubbing with a very fine scotchbrite pad. Both cleaned up easily and feel very smooth. Wait a couple of months and then look at prices--you'll be happy you bought!
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    I recently traded one of my M-1 garands for a parts mismatching ,D.C.I. receiver Century Yugo RPK dated 9/06 and am very pleased. I went out last weekend and ran her with sticks and drums and was pleasently surprised with accuracy and function. I shot on the bench to zero and bipod-supported for most of the rest. She's kinda heavy with a 75rd. drum, but recoil is very manageable.

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    Thanks guys for all the info and a good review on the m72. I was shooting my AK today with East German practice ammo and it worked fine, now I can hardly wait to get the Yugo.
    Biff
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Crusher View Post
    I recently traded one of my M-1 garands for a parts mismatching ,D.C.I. receiver Century Yugo RPK dated 9/06 and am very pleased. I went out last weekend and ran her with sticks and drums and was pleasently surprised with accuracy and function. I shot on the bench to zero and bipod-supported for most of the rest. She's kinda heavy with a 75rd. drum, but recoil is very manageable.
    John,

    What type of Drum can be used in the Yugo RPK? Is RPK the same as the M72?

    Soory for the noob questions.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    They the M72 is the model designation for the Yugo RPK. Several larger capacity feeding devices were used in the RPK rifles including drums (75 and 100 round) and longer mags (45 round). Of course you can use any std 30 round AK mags also, but it looks great with a drum attached.

    http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/chinesedrum.htm

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    Some of the reading I have been doing suggest there are belt loaded drums and key drums.
    I assume that I would need the NON belt drum I can't imagine how that would work with this type of rifle.

    Correct?

    Thanks,
    S

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    any standared chicom,russian,romanian,bulgarian AK47 drum will work the M72 is a real mans AK47

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevezio View Post
    Some of the reading I have been doing suggest there are belt loaded drums and key drums.
    I assume that I would need the NON belt drum I can't imagine how that would work with this type of rifle.

    Correct?

    Thanks,
    S

    The drums typically available in the US are Romanian and Chinese (and now Bulgarian). The Romanian are loaded one at a time with a key you turn to move the rounds into place. The Chinese and Bulgarian drums open up and after loading all the ammo, you close the back plate and turn the key to wind the spring.

    The Chinese/Bulgarian are easier to load, but are less common and thus more expensive. Romanian are not difficult to load, just more time consuming and work just as well in the rifle.

    If you try a few google searches I'd bet you'll find all you need to know.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eus7Lh1P-c
    Last edited by Franz 1796; 05-12-2009 at 06:03 PM.

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