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I'm wondering about the vulcan receivers from joeken. Seems like a good price. Just finished an Ohio Ordnance build and was well pleased. Had previously built 2 pre-bent (lots of filing) & 1 laser cut. I have read all "THE STORIES" about this company and hope things have changed for the better, but what about the quality of the Vulcan as opposed to the OO?
 

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I used the vulcan on my 1st build and was great with not much dremeling at all.
 

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I have never used a OOW and done a few vulcans , I decided just by price. my guess is the oow is better material but they have the misplaced hole issue too. the vulcans may need a hole or two egged out a tiny bit. I honestly think of a vulcan as a GOOD START for cheap. also If I am going to cut one of them up for a folding rear trunion to fit I would prefer it to be a cheaper one just in case.. the only real problem I know opf with the vulcan is the hardness of the ejector and that is repairable, also I think vulcan has addressed this problem for us. for some reason I think oow is better but that is only from other guys posts, also vulcan has a realy BAD reputation and that dosent help. they made some crap for shure but that dose not mean something like a stripped reciever is junk. maby this would make a good seperate thread, if we could keep to exact personal experiance and not all covering bad reputation.
Ps I have a vulcan gun that their conversion COULD NEVER LAST more than a few rounds just by the vulcan design. they had small critical parts getting HAMMERED each round, clearly they would not last at all... so I an not saying everything vulcan dose is good but NOT everything they do is totaly unusable either. hope this helps
 

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From all I have read on various sites and from my own opinion, I think that you can not match the quality of the global 1.6 receiver at 69 dollars. So what if you have to take some material off your trunions. It is not that hard, can be acomplished with a 4 1/2 inch grinder. Anyone that has the ability to build an ak from a kit should be able to handle this with no problems. Just drill the trunion in about six spots around the outside edges at the depth you want to take off, clamp a guide at the top so you get a clean line and carefully grind until you reach the bottom of the holes. Take your time and you will get good results and you will have a very strong, fully heat treated receiver that rivals a milled one. Roderus shows how to do this on his ak building video that he has out. ak'sr4me
 
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