Gun Report

Rock River Arms LAR-47 CAR A4 CL Rifle AK1263 7.62X39MM, $1270

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GUN TESTS GRADE (w/ OPEN SIGHTS): D
GUN TESTS GRADE (w/ OPTICS, COMPATIBLE MAGS): A
This rifle clearly has enough accuracy to make maximum use of the cartridge. We just wish it worked better with open sights and more brands of magazines.

Rock River Arms LAR-47 CAR A4 CL Rifle AK1263 7.62X39MM, $1270

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Our shooters liked the RRA’s heavy barrel, which produced a slightly muzzle-heavy feel.
The safety on this rifle will not work unless the action is cocked.
The LAR-47 CAR A-4 has a unique aluminum lower receiver that accepts standard Kalashnikov magazines.
Yes, that does look odd to the AR-15 owner’s eye: A familiar bolt and receiver marked 7.62x39mm. That must be why it’s called an “AR-47.”

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