Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Shippensburg, PA
Milled means it was created from a single piece of metal, either a billet if it was forged, or a casting if it was cast, on a mill. Stamped means they took a pre-cut piece of sheet metal, and pressed it into the shape they needed on a stamp & die. Milled receivers have a lot more rigidity, and therefore strength. Stamped receivers are crazy field expedient, meaning you can (with an AK even more so), fix what you need to in the field to keep it going if something gets bent/broken. Some VC actually made all their own parts, short of a barrel.
I'd get a moisin nagant if I was hellbent on a cheap surplus rifle for hunting. You'll spend less getting it to shoot straight. Others disagree, but semi-auto is not necessary for hunting situations.
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