I believe this is my first post here. I registered manly to look up info that might help me build accurate AKs, and have found a lot of it in this thread. Otherwise, I've done a lot of lurking.
I want to build pretty much standard rifles, but want them capable of shooting the smallest groups possible, given their near stock features. I have several Romanian G kits, and new virgin 7.62mm barrels. I plan to lap the bolt lugs and set the head space tight. What else should I do to squeeze out the most?
I believe it was in the Sons of Guns thread that use of a short gas system was mentioned as helping make the 1,000-yard AK more accurate. Would there be anything to be gained by using an AMD-type gas system on my builds?
I like to experiment with AKs, and have only one with a standard wooden stock. Everything else is different, and will be different. I want excellent accuracy now. Mostly I shoot Wolf ammo for practice, but I'd test the new rifles with good ammo, even doing reloads to find out what the rifles are capable of. I do use optical sights, as my eyes are too bad to shoot irons well. I consider the irons on my AKs as back-up only. I use UltiMak tubes or TWS dog leg top covers to mount sights.
I would like to build one rifle specifically for accuracy, probably using a milled receiver and a heavy barrel. A varmint gun would be fun. I've gotten a lot of ideas for that here. Thanks for that.
I don't actually assemble rifles myself. I'm not set up for that, but do get help locally. I can be sure of things being done just right.