Originally Posted by BlackJack
Impatience is my name. Not to mention the few posts that followed mine got answers almost immediately
For an AK74 based production semiauto, the best quality and value is the Vepr. Reasons are: 100% factory new, upgraded materials, fit and finish, authentic pedigree. The only possible downside is being heavier, but that could be a plus also.
Next in line is the Saiga. It is also 100% single source, Russian, and very upgradeable. If you want military style, consider the Yugo: very solid receiver and the overall workmanship.
I would not categorically say that a milled receiver is more accurate than a stamped one. Accuracy is a function of many variables, barrel quality being the dominant one. A milled receiver is expected to be smoother in operation and last longer. I have not seen any hard evidence pointing to better accuracy on account of a milled receiver alone.