Originally Posted by 1911love
Ultimately I'd like to spend the coin on a Krebbs, but it's going to be my first AK so I'll probably go with a model in the $1000 range. Honestly I don't know much about AKs, but I know I want a high end "classic" model. I've been looking at Arsenal. Any suggestions?
Seek variants based on build quality, and keep in mind it's a
broader field than simply an AKM. 7.62X39 is fine, but you can
now get .308, 5.45X39, 7.62X54R, and others. Nicer barrels and
receivers are available. Thumbhole stocks, better scope mounts,
it's a new ball game, you don't have to settle for a 10/63, anymore.