In March 25th 2104 Pioneer Arms started the lifespan test of the 7.62x39
Sporter full-auto rifle. The rifle serial number is PAC1115880. This rifle
was built from the random production parts. Same parts are used for the
production of our semi-auto Sporter rifles and Hellpup pistols.
Scope of test:
Lifespan testing of all parts and assemblies for wear and durability.
Initial target set for 15 000 rounds.
Continuous fire of 4 magazines 7.62x39 loads = series of 120 rounds
at one time. After each series firearm will be visually inspected and
tested with the GO and NO-GO headspace gauges. Headspace will be checked after each series after 1 hour cooling time.
Procedure will be repeated until 15 000 rounds target will be reached.
Testing progress and results:
We will announce weekly how many rounds were fired and what are the testing results.
DATE: 2014-06-30 COMPLETED
ROUNDS FIRED: 15 000 ROUNDS
VISUAL INSPECTION: OK
HEADSPACE CHECK: OK