Brandon brings us the big bore AK update that the internet is craving.
Watching the prototyping and R&D processes that you can find online is nearly always a fun fantastically illustrative experience for we folks who have not done it. Watching as developers work with the most miniscule details that we would never think of as important and almost certainly overlook ourselves.
Like the ejector. The fact that the ejector design, probably among the least exciting parts in a rifle, needs such crucial thought and the reasons behind it all are fascinating. The fact that Brandon has reverted several earlier parts to more AK like designs and that he has discovered that the changes make work out better in many ways is process that is genuinely enjoyable to follow. The fact that material selection for both the final product and prototyping is so critical and cost controls are another topic that the end user never seems to be in a position to appreciate.
The fact that the AK-50 is reverting more and more into an AK in function and not just vaguely exterior form is a cool development that I’m glad Brandon has been able to push, even if it is just for his enjoyment as an AK enthusiast.
Closer and closer to a final product. And it is amusing to see that in many ways, “Nyet, Rifle was fine.” even when upscaled to so drastic a degree.