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Old January 14, 2019, 18:49   #1
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Cure for wire folder discomfort?

Iíve got a wire folder wrapped in para cord with a rubber butt plate. Looks cool, packs well and handles fine but It is t exactly comfortable.

I know there is a wire cheekpiece that could be added, but is there a better answer without cutting the tang?

Is the zukhov stock the right answer?
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Old January 14, 2019, 19:53   #2
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Isn't comfortable where? U mean the butt plate on the shoulder or no cheek weld? Or both?
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Old January 14, 2019, 20:02   #3
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Cheek/jaw weld
Butt is fine
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Old January 14, 2019, 20:47   #4
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I might have some old wire folder parts including the raised cheek piece...if interested PM me. I can look for them & send it to ya. All I have now is a crutch folder AMD & an Under Folder AK right now, no use for the wire folder stuff LOL.
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Old January 14, 2019, 21:20   #5
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Another fix is to tape a piece of foam pipe insulation to the wire.~ss
https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/p...ipe-insulation
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Old January 14, 2019, 23:03   #6
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I knew a guy who duct taped several layers of carpet onto an M1A to get a proper Cheek Weld for a Scope.
Having said that, I have a "Wire" Side Folder on my Romanian AK,& I have no problem ringing a 12" Gong @ 200 yards (on an honest range). Sure, that's 6MOA (Twice what an AK should easily hit) but it's fun.
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Old January 15, 2019, 20:32   #7
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I liked the way the wire folder packed as well, but like you I hated shooting the rifle. I ended up using the cheek riser from these guys

http://amd65tech.com/Products.html

I had good luck with it. One screw hole and a clamp.
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Old January 15, 2019, 20:39   #8
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Another fix is to tape a piece of foam pipe insulation to the wire.~ss
https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/p...ipe-insulation


Split length-wise, attach and cement back together around the stock rod, a long piece of rubber vacuum hose line from the auto parts store.

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Old January 15, 2019, 21:32   #9
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I liked the way the wire folder packed as well, but like you I hated shooting the rifle. I ended up using the cheek riser from these guys

http://amd65tech.com/Products.html

I had good luck with it. One screw hole and a clamp.
I installed one of these on my Tantal. Changed the feel completely, for the better. The stock on mine was hard as heck to drill through, but once it's on, it's solid and comfortable.
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Old January 16, 2019, 12:13   #10
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I liked the way the wire folder packed as well, but like you I hated shooting the rifle. I ended up using the cheek riser from these guys

http://amd65tech.com/Products.html

I had good luck with it. One screw hole and a clamp.
That sure looks like the right way to modify for proper cheek-weld. Really nice! Thanks.~ss
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Amazing. I just pulled the wire folder off and put on the original wood buttstock until I get the zookov.
I think that's the way to go.
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Amazing. I just pulled the wire folder off and put on the original wood buttstock until I get the zookov.
I think that's the way to go.
I too love the Zhukov stock sets, the butt-stock in particular. ~ss
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Iíve got a wire folder wrapped in para cord with a rubber butt plate.
I have a wire folder on my East German clone. Wondering what type of rubber butt plate you are using?
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I have a wire folder on my East German clone. Wondering what type of rubber butt plate you are using?
It is exactly like this, but I got it 10years ago. I didnít buy from amazon - I think it was from copes distributing or maybe Apex? I didnít think it was any brand but the one below is a UTG.

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-AK47-Comb.../dp/B002TUSK06
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Old May 05, 2019, 15:39   #15
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Put a wood stock on it. Or, sell it. My only bitch is the beard/moustache hairs getting caught. Love me some wire folders !!!
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Old May 08, 2019, 18:44   #16
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I am actually a fan of the wire side-folders, especially the EG ones.

I've built a number of Romanian 7.62mm guns and Bulgarian 5.45mm guns using the EG side-folders.

I prefer the EG ones to the Romanian ones (and the Tantal ones too, although I usually leave the Tantal ones on Tantals, well, just because)) because they are slightly longer and don't have quite as much drop, providing a better stock for shooting in my opinion...

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Old May 11, 2019, 13:08   #17
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If you can find one, replace it with a Polock Beryl stock. The tang remains, no gay attachments are needed and it's not plastic. I sold all of my other wire folders after getting this one.

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Another vote for a Beryl:

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