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Old 09-06-2018, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default SLR107FR VS 107F

As the title says is there a general preference of one over the other? I picked up a 107F for 500 bucks before realizing it had no rail. I've wondered why they didnt make them fold to the other side so you wouldn't have to remove your railed optic but I guess thats a non issue for me.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:01 AM   #2
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You picked it up for $500, who cares lol. Even if you paid a gunsmith to put a rail on it you're way ahead of the game. The alternative SLR-107FR is going for $1200 new, as is being discussed in the recent thread on them being back in stock.
But yes, everyone always prefers the railed versions of rifles over the non-railed versions. Unless you're looking to build up some sort of period correct clone or something.
Now queue all the jagoffs that are gonna come in here and say they like the non-railed versions better just because I said that.... But honestly you almost never hear anyone say "I wish it didn't have a rail on it" but you always hear people bitching about it not having a rail. Leaving aside the fact Russians are retarded and make wrong side folding rifles.
But then of course you will have Nails come in and say that the rifles are never meant to be folded while in use aside from on transports to and from the battlefield so its really a moot point.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:12 AM   #3
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^^^^^ LMAO.......Yep.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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You picked it up for $500, who cares lol. Even if you paid a gunsmith to put a rail on it you're way ahead of the game. The alternative SLR-107FR is going for $1200 new, as is being discussed in the recent thread on them being back in stock.
But yes, everyone always prefers the railed versions of rifles over the non-railed versions. Unless you're looking to build up some sort of period correct clone or something.
Now queue all the jagoffs that are gonna come in here and say they like the non-railed versions better just because I said that.... But honestly you almost never hear anyone say "I wish it didn't have a rail on it" but you always hear people bitching about it not having a rail. Leaving aside the fact Russians are retarded and make wrong side folding rifles.
But then of course you will have Nails come in and say that the rifles are never meant to be folded while in use aside from on transports to and from the battlefield so its really a moot point.
And that's the AKfiles in a nutshell. The End.
Haha, you perfectly summed up many of the discussions on here.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:54 AM   #5
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I'm weird. Unless I'm going for period correct, I always want a rail BUT have zero intention of ever putting an optic, even a red dot, on any of them lol.
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Sell it for $1000 and pick up a WASR that has a rail and ammo and mags and stuff

You could do a Master Mount as well, that’s the route I’d go actually
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As the title says is there a general preference of one over the other? I picked up a 107F for 500 bucks before realizing it had no rail. I've wondered why they didnt make them fold to the other side so you wouldn't have to remove your railed optic but I guess thats a non issue for me.
I got Texas railed cover for mine 106F which is without rail as well and it is perfect for red dot and magnifier combo. Got another one for Sam7UF, will install soon. Great product!
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #8
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I'm running a TWS dogleg rail with a comp m4 on my SLR101s and really like it. It's very secure and returns to zero every time i close the dust cover
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:41 PM   #9
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I have a 107f that I bought around 8-9 years ago and paid $800 then for it. I’ve since put an ultimak on it and a bushnell TRS-25 and it’s been working great for years.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:31 AM   #10
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I picked up an SLR106F and added a railed top cover. Fold the stock with the optic attached.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:35 PM   #11
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I have a 107F,and bought a Master Mount for it.Discovered that it wouldn't fold with the mount on,even without an optical mount,so I removed it and installed it on a fixed stock AK74.I would rather have folding capability than optics on the AK47,so I have not changed it since then.I did put an adjustable rear sight I got from K-var on her,and like it just fine.
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I omitted the side rail when building my rifle because I personally prefer ultimaks and attero arms bravos on the side folders.

Plus, I won't have to worry about the side rail chopping up my plate carrier and sexually assaulting my man boobs when I do the more "unorthodox" shooting positions in my basement. Smell me?
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You picked it up for $500, who cares lol. Even if you paid a gunsmith to put a rail on it you're way ahead of the game. The alternative SLR-107FR is going for $1200 new, as is being discussed in the recent thread on them being back in stock.
But yes, everyone always prefers the railed versions of rifles over the non-railed versions. Unless you're looking to build up some sort of period correct clone or something.
Now queue all the jagoffs that are gonna come in here and say they like the non-railed versions better just because I said that.... But honestly you almost never hear anyone say "I wish it didn't have a rail on it" but you always hear people bitching about it not having a rail. Leaving aside the fact Russians are retarded and make wrong side folding rifles.
But then of course you will have Nails come in and say that the rifles are never meant to be folded while in use aside from on transports to and from the battlefield so its really a moot point.
And that's the AKfiles in a nutshell. The End.
Nyet. All stocks should fold to the left side. Right side and underfolding stocks are abominations, but still better than fixed stocks.

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I'm weird. Unless I'm going for period correct, I always want a rail BUT have zero intention of ever putting an optic, even a red dot, on any of them lol.
Same here. One day I'm sure I'll meed them.
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underfolding stocks are abominations
Them's fightin' words.

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but still better than fixed stocks.
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I aim to please.

I've been called a snob when it comes to these things. Every single AK I own, whether built or bought, has a folding stock, a side rail, and is chambered in 5.45. No ifs ands or buts about it.

While my preference is left side folding stocks, I do have 2 right side folding stocks, and I do have an underfolder planned.
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I picked up a 107F for 500 bucks before realizing it had no rail.
You got a great deal.

Don't sweat the BS. Plenty of better sighting options anyways.

A folding stock is merely for more compact transportation of the rifle, if so desired, but does nothing for shooting purposes.
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As the title says is there a general preference of one over the other? I picked up a 107F for 500 bucks before realizing it had no rail. I've wondered why they didnt make them fold to the other side so you wouldn't have to remove your railed optic but I guess thats a non issue for me.

You got a good deal and if you need a rail you can always install a AK Master mount
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You got a good deal and if you need a rail you can always install a AK Master mount

The AK Master Mount sounds like a great idea for mounting optics on a fixed stock gun that you might want to convert back to its original configuration in the future. This is definitely the route I would go for mounting an optic on a Type 56 Spiker. On the other hand not being able to fold the stock completely would nix this mount for me on a gun side folder the SLR107F. If it were my gun I would pay to have a gunsmith install the FR rail.

P.S. A lot of us would have jumped on that SLR107F for $500 even knowing it did not have a rail!

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I aim to please.

I've been called a snob when it comes to these things. Every single AK I own, whether built or bought, has a folding stock, a side rail, and is chambered in 5.45. No ifs ands or buts about it.

While my preference is left side folding stocks, I do have 2 right side folding stocks, and I do have an underfolder planned.
Why just the girly man caliber? Time to move up to a real battle rifle! Just joshin ya. Love my underfolders!
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Plenty of better sighting options anyways.
Other options? Yes. Better options? Not really. Please elaborate.
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The AK Master Mount sounds like a great idea for mounting optics on a fixed stock gun that you might want to convert back to its original configuration in the future. This is definitely the route I would go for mounting an optic on a Type 56 Spiker. On the other hand not being able to fold the stock completely would nix this mount for me on a gun side folder the SLR107F. If it were my gun I would pay to have a gunsmith install the FR rail.

P.S. A lot of us would have jumped on that SLR107F for $500 even knowing it did not have a rail!
Texas railed cover is way better solution, installs quick and holding optics and zero well. Mine holds red dot with magnifier on Slr106 very well. Also latest model made very well, I got another one for my SAM7UF, installed pretty good on milled AK as well.
Master Mount could cause deformation on stamped receiver if you screw it tight, and if you don’t your optics will jump up and down with this mount. It might be good on milled AK only.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:11 AM   #22
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Don’t sweat the side rail, get a Zenit dust cover.
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