Originally Posted by nchunt101
I dont recall any $200 Aks during the Bush years. People (myself included) SKS's would never be more than a $150 gun. I wish I had bought everyone I saw sitting in the barrrel at Roses and Kmart for 80 bucks
I kick myself over the same thing...I could have got them by the crate at that price and lower
Now, back to the op...These are two entirely different rifles we are talking about here. So the uses of them are totally different. No AK is a tack driver but the Remington can be if it isn't at the moment.
Price wise AKs are selling around 700 and up as much as a grand. So you're not all that far apart on price. That drum mag coming with the AK? Those things sell at a hundred bucks and up. The other mags are around 20 bucks a piece. AK ammo even with elevated prices right now is always going to be cheaper and more plentiful than the 300 Blackout ammo for the Remington. I really do not like those stocks liek the AK has but they are not cheap either.
So with current pricing they are pretty close.
It comes down to which you think you have more use for right now and down the road. Truth be told I don't see AKs getting much if any cheaper any time soon. WE have on way of knowing how the evil rifle tihng is going to play out down the road no matter who is in the White House. But honestly I can't see any ban happening any time soon.
I'd probably keep the Remington if it was me and save up for an AK if I wanted one. But truth be told if that drum mag is tossed in you are not doing all that bad on a trade. EVEN the cheaper WASR 10 is selling much higher than than the 400 bucks they brought a few years ago.