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    Bought my first AK last weekend. (Yea) Have two Romanian kits coming and plan on building them with some flats or an 80% prebent.

    Thinking of making a flat jig from your forum. What flats do you recommend? Are the prebent receivers easier for a Newbie?

    Some of you are going to recommend I get a 100% receiver for my first build. I would prefer building an 80%.

    Are there any AK builders in the Wichita, Kansas area that I could lean on for first hand advice if needed?

    Thanks in advance for the great forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunlubber
    Bought my first AK last weekend. (Yea) Have two Romanian kits coming and plan on building them with some flats or an 80% prebent.

    Thinking of making a flat jig from your forum. What flats do you recommend? Are the prebent receivers easier for a Newbie?

    Some of you are going to recommend I get a 100% receiver for my first build. I would prefer building an 80%.

    Are there any AK builders in the Wichita, Kansas area that I could lean on for first hand advice if needed?

    Thanks in advance for the great forum.

    Gunlubber
    Go to ak-builder.com Curtis makes some great flats

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    Look for SKS_hunter's "poor man's bending jig" thread. That, and grasshopper's thread. You can bend a flat using some angle stock from HD or Lowe's. Prone to error, so you may have some problems and therefore you should buy a few flats. Just to be safe.
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    these are nice also if your more comfortable making holes than bending sheatmetal http://bentmetal.homestead.com/bentmetal.html

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    Thank you for the responses!

    I'm going to make myself a jig from either grasshopper or sks_hunter and go with the flats. I just received to flats from Curtis which appear to be very well made.

    Are there any cheaper flats that any of you would recommend I practice on? At $35 a flat I don't want to mess them up.

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    You know. The more I see of the benst sheetmetal and all that it entails, the more I like the NoDak Spud, $55, 100% receivers...

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    The Tapco flats run about $12-15 each. They do require a little fitting and some features are not quite "correct", but they do work well. I recommend the ones without trunnion holes as their location does vary a little. Several vendors sell them as well as Tapco themselves.

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