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purehavoc 07-18-2012 09:05 PM

AK guys help me out
Give me a little bit of Ak info here guys. Im a AR guy but I would like to jump into the 7.62X39 round and from talking with others about it the AR platform doesnt work the greatest with the AK round .
What brands should I be looking for ? what is a decent price ? advantages from one manufacturer to another ? Anything else I should know about it ? I will probably leave it in stock form . I dont care if it has a folding stock or a fixed no biggy as it will just be another battle rifle to add to the collection

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navysully 07-18-2012 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by navysully (Post 874130)
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therewolf 07-18-2012 09:37 PM

In a nutshell, the M43 round had the SKS and AK

pretty much designed around it.

I can't recommend shooting surplus M43 through

any AR or other type of semi-auto.

So you may want to also consider getting an AKM or

SKS. I prefer the SKS, generally they are built better...

Nihilist88 07-19-2012 10:44 PM

If you're an AR guy, just get a cheap 7,62x39 upper. I have seen them and shot one. They are fun coming form an AR-15. The intermediate round of 7,62x39 is in fact a great round. I go to Walmart here in NKY and I get boxes of Tula for $4.97. Cheap and fun round to shoot, but I will always prefer my 5,45x39 over it.

Nihilist88 07-19-2012 10:47 PM

But, if you are looking for a reliable and very good base of an AK. Get a Yugo. They sell them on Centerfire systems for about $500-700 dollars. I will be getting the AKM one here soon. I have a Hesse which look out for they are not the best. I am currently re-building it. But for AK's I stand by the WASR from Century Arms. Atlantic firearms sometimes has great deals as well. Post pics on whatever you get.

glockzombie 07-20-2012 11:44 PM

Anybody have opinions on the Saiga 7.62x39 AK?

KalashnikovJosh 07-20-2012 11:52 PM

This really depends on what you want the rifle for.

If your looking for an entry level rifle to get into the world of the AK,or just for something to 'have',then a WASR is fine.

If your looking for a weapon that might be something you might use to defend your life with,a WASR is still fine (gotta love that about the AK lol) but you might want something a little nicer like from Arsenal.

I don't know about the AR shooting the 7.62x39,but being that the cheapest rounds you'll find in that caliber are Russian/Eastern European made and tend to be a little dirty at times,I wouldn't expect a stock impingement gas system to like it very much.

If you can find a SAR-1 in decent condition,thats what I shoot.

They're good and shouldn't break the bank.

Riverg420 07-21-2012 12:28 AM

Russian,Chinese and Egyptians are the best a little harder to find and cost a lil more .That being said i bought a Century AKMS 7.62-39 Polish underfolder with a U.S made barrel,reciever,trigger and pistol grip a few days ago for 550.00 . I've ran about a hundred rounds through it @100 yards about a 3inch grouping. No issues so far

Riverg420 07-21-2012 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by glockzombie (Post 876415)
Anybody have opinions on the Saiga 7.62x39 AK?

Just going on what I've read The Saiga is the closet thing to a actual Russian AK available to the U.S market

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