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Old 04-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #21
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I want a 7.62x39 for medium size game im guessing your talking bout a 22lr?
Where did you get .22lr? The AK comes in 5.45x39, 5.56x45, 7.62x39, and if you add its' bigger brothers, .308 and 7.62x54r.
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AK or AR? well both ahve there good points and bad points. is one better than the other, well IMO that is really a matter of personal preference or experiance with them. i own an AR but if the right AK comes along at the right time and price, i will be buying one. i would like to own one of my own. i have shot a few in the past, and really enjoyed them, but in my area, you can find an AR much easier than an AK. i have ran across a couple for sale, but were to me way overpriced IMO. might just have to buy one online and have it shipped to my LGS for an FFL transfer if i want one at the price i'm willing to pay for one. i believe people will have their opinions about the debate on which one is better just like anything firearms related and everyone is entitled to their opinions.
Axxe, The original question as I read it was why the AK is a cheaper price. It does have to do w/ construction, it also has to do w/ all the parts kits coming in. It always becomes a bash fest.
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So what do you guys think ak or ar
Your in Commiefornia, no semi AK's or AR's for you!!!
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I live in california and the replica ak's that are 7.62x39 are hundreds of dallors cheaper then ar's that are .223 or 5.56. I mean ar's are known for their accuracy but I dont think thats the reason. Plus the ak is a bigger round for hunting. I want to buy an ar just because of the tactical look it has and I want to customize it with holographic sight and flash light.
Wow that whole " back on topic" thing ...

The ARs have many more parts, and are more complicated. The payoff

is accuracy.

The AKs have four moving parts, stamped receivers, and wood or

inexpensive plastic stocks. The payoff is dependability, and ease of

maintenance.

To sum, I think anybody would embrace the accuracy and lesser

recoil of an AR(5.56), on a day outing or hunting trip. But when

it's gut-check time, and you're going to be in the field for awhile,

many will grab the AK, regardless of what they post about it on

the internet.

You can install a "tactical" stock system on an AK, and bolt on

as much garba-er, really cool accessories, yeah, that's the

ticket, as you like.
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How much would it cost to take off a wood stook and put the adjustable one

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Where did you get .22lr? The AK comes in 5.45x39, 5.56x45, 7.62x39, and if you add its' bigger brothers, .308 and 7.62x54r.
Oh I was guessing because thats cheap, you probably got it years ago when it was cheap
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I'd go with the AK it's my great grandfathers child. But all biases aside is go with its reliability and durability, I'd take that into any field before any AR because I prefer the multiple uses of the AK. Plus you can't buy true Russian made AK's for cheap anymore because of the ban, but there's an exception. The Russian company Saiga found a loop hole in the ban (military rifles) so they made sporterized AK's and sell them to the US. They can be swapped back to the original format with a few parts. The AR is a good rifle as well, but there's just too many choices for them, like a child in a candy shop. The child represents the buyer and there's such a variety you can't choose. If you want a true AK for around $350- $400 go with Saiga.

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I'd go with the AK it's my great grandfathers child. But all biases aside is go with its reliability and durability, I'd take that into any field before any AR because I prefer the multiple uses of the AK. Plus you can't buy true Russian made AK's for cheap anymore because of the ban, but there's an exception. The Russian company Saiga found a loop hole in the ban (military rifles) so they made sporterized AK's and sell them to the US. They can be swapped back to the original format with a few parts. The AR is a good rifle as well, but there's just too many choices for them, like a child in a candy shop. The child represents the buyer and there's such a variety you can't choose. If you want a true AK for around $350- $400 go with Saiga.

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would you go with the saiga or the romanian wasr 10
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Saiga but you'll need about 200 extra for the gas cover, grip, and stock if you want it swapped back to the original configuration.

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Ur talking about the wood stock?
And whats a gas cover how much does it cost

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