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Old 11-21-2011, 03:05 AM   #1
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Default Cheap but good AKs

M looking for an AK or AK variant for around $500 but about as reliable as the Russian made

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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Any AK can be good. Classicfirearms.com has a nice selection of AKs. The have converted Saigas for $499.

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Wasr 10 is a good one for the money, around my parts they are going for around $400

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Wasr 10 is a good one for the money, around my parts they are going for around $400
I was thinking about those but I heard bad and good reviews so I'm confused
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I was thinking about those but I heard bad and good reviews so I'm confused
Canted front sights are the most common problem. Hand picking it solves that problem.
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It would probably help if you familiarized yourself

with your friend's AKs first, so you

will know what to look for. They

are not a complicated gun.

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Any AK can be good. Classicfirearms.com has a nice selection of AKs. The have converted Saigas for $499.
Wow, that's tempting! And right now converted Saigas are on sale for $450, just a little more than a WASR. If I were buying new today I'd go with this deal but I've had my WASR five years and trust it.

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Any AK can be good. Classicfirearms.com has a nice selection of AKs. The have converted Saigas for $499.
My nephew bought a WASR from them and has been very happy with it. No reported problems.


I've been wondering about the reviews for the Century version of a VZ-58 (not really an "AK").
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Q, $450 is a great deal.

I was going to get a VZ-58 but passed it up to later read they are awesome, light and perfectly balanced. I'm not sure about the CIA version but who knows. I still want to try one out.

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Yeah, $450 is a great deal on a modded Saiga and it won't last long. Very tempting to get a 5.45x39 since I already have the 7.62x39.

But right now I think I'll go with a LE trade-in S&W 5906, they're pretty cheap right now. And a darn good US made 9mm.

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