Thats the beauty of have a thinner magazine. You can go with a thicker rod.
When you use a standard ak 47 mag, it takes up more space thus having to go with a thinner style one.
Being mine was a 74, it gave me more room, so I got to use a .078 thick rod.
Plus you have eliminated those four rivets for the mag catch, so it's smooth sailing for the rod you use.
That is going to turn out REAL SWEET!
I am glad I'm not the only bullpup lover around.
Good job! Goood Job!!