Although I generally believe UTG products provide a lot of value for the buck, I’m not a huge fan of the design of this particular top rail for one big reason. Rather, the optic sits high on the rail which also tends to mess up the operator’s cheek weld.Aside from that, however, the UTG rail appears to be well-made and does the job for a fraction of the cost of other rails on the market.The M-10 also includes a CNC-machined side-mounted optical sight attachment rail.Unfortunately, when I compared it to other AKs in my personal arsenal, I found that it sits a little higher on the receiver than it should.The test sample rifle did, however, exhibit an ever-so-slight amount of movement in the receiver to stock fit – not enough so to send it back, but just enough to make you wonder if it would hold up in a critical situation.If I was going to be jumping out of airplanes or low-crawling through the bush with this thing, I might consider an upgrade.Unlike a lot of the AKs on the market these days, the M M M10 isn’t a parts kit gun. The marking – in my case “13 RO” – denotes a new Romanian-built rifle made in 2013. S.-made replacement parts are added to make the rifle 922r compliant.
In the photo below, you can see how the M M’s side plate is mounted higher on the receiver compared to a Bulgarian AK variant.
So when I heard that the M M M10-762 was a Romanian-made rifle, I was prepared to be unimpressed. One of the first things I noticed about the M10 when I picked it up was that it’s fairly light for an AK. This is achieved via a thin barrel, lighter dust cover and a polymer stock.
But after six range visits and well over 1000 rounds downrange, on the whole I’ve been very pleasantly surprised . This rifle is more nimble than other fixed-stock AKs I have handled, especially compared to the more , heavy-duty Yugo models.
The BATFE will only allow the importation of small arms that are for “sporting purposes.” As a result, when these rifles are brought into the country, they feature a small mag well opening intended for use with a single-stack 10-round magazine.
Once here, certain foreign-made parts are removed and replaced with U. As many of you will know, this is the so-called “922r compliance” process. Some of the early WASRs had problems because the mag-well widening process was bungled by the drunken monkeys at Century. solves the problem by using a CNC machine to widen the mag wells to standard AK specs.