I've been looking for an AK for around $500. I was curious what peoples opinions are I the best or that price range. Saiga converted or Wasr10 etc...
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If you're looking for something to have fun with for $500, i'd say get the wasr 10 and a butt load of ammo. Century has a bad rep with some people but i've had half a dozen of their wasr 10s and was happy with every one.
You won't be getting a "butt load" of ammunition but you should have a little money left over. You're probably looking at $430 for a WASR.
When did we start talking used? Even at $300 that only leaves $200 for ammo. That won't even get you 1k rounds.
I'd like to see where someone had a WASR worth buying for $200 or even $300.
I have a WASR 10 Romanian AK but always wondered who manufactured them. Do they all co e from the same manufacturer but are converted to semi-auto by Tapco etc. before they can enter the US?
Different places do the work. I don't believe Tapco does anything beyond supply the trigger group. CIA is probably the mist common name in WASRs.
The use kits w/ American barrels and receivers then throw in a Tapco trigger group.
If you are somewhat mechanically inclined get a Saiga and convert it or purchase a converted Saiga.
Go with the saiga. Wasrs are alright, but a saiga is much better.
Just got a Saiga for 350.00 (classic arms) and the conversion parts from Carolina Shooting Supply (~200.00) so that is pretty close to your $500.00 budget.
Do the Saiga's take the standard AK mags or Saiga mags only?
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