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Old 11-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get my first ak47 , what would be a good brand ? Not century international arms anything but it plz. And I would like this ak to be able to take after market parts and a wide variety of them if it can , and if there are any other things you guys think I should have plz note it or PM me thank you

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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A WASR or Saiga would be good for you, they can both use aftermarket accessories and are fairly cheap while remaining good well built rifles.

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saiga centerfire was doing them for 300 free shipping a few days ago. then buy a kit and convert really east conversion with basic tools

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Here are a few places you could start looking.

Arsenal

Unadvertised Specials

http://www.royaltigerimports.com/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.browse&category_id=24

Just what kind of AK are you looking for?
And what kind of shooting are you going to be doing with your new AK?
The fit and finish is a little rough on the Romanians, while the Yugoslavian & Chinese AKs I think are top of the line.
The Bulgarian, Hungarian, & Polish fall some where in between.
If you are looking for accuracy & cheap ammo go with the AK 74s (5.45x39).
If you are wanting fun plinking and don't mind the recoil the AK47 (7.62x39) is good.
If you are wanting something a little different, a gun that really gets attention at the range & can reach out an touch someone or something, try the Dragunov or FPK/PSL (8mm or 7.62x54r).(ammo is cheap too)

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Classicfirearms.com has Saigas for under $300. Unadvertised Specials

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Originally Posted by 7.62 Man
Here are a few places you could start looking.

Arsenal

Unadvertised Specials

http://www.royaltigerimports.com/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.browse&category_id=24

Just what kind of AK are you looking for?
And what kind of shooting are you going to be doing with your new AK?
The fit and finish is a little rough on the Romanians, while the Yugoslavian & Chinese AKs I think are top of the line.
The Bulgarian, Hungarian, & Polish fall some where in between.
If you are looking for accuracy & cheap ammo go with the AK 74s (5.45x39).
If you are wanting fun plinking and don't mind the recoil the AK47 (7.62x39) is good.
If you are wanting something a little different, a gun that really gets attention at the range & can reach out an touch someone or something, try the Dragunov or FPK/PSL (8mm or 7.62x54r).(ammo is cheap too)
I'm looking for an Ak that I can use in a SHTF if ever needed , something that is very reliable and the recoil is able to be managed , and I'm not very interested in reaching out and touching someone with it , and this would be a gun that I keep in my truck and with somesort of optic and is also looking for it to be under 400$
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Romanian ak is what you my friend are looking for. Just be sure to inspect it fully before paying one cent.

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Romanian ak is what you my friend are looking for. Just be sure to inspect it fully before paying one cent.
Exactly what am I looking for
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Exactly what am I looking for
? I wasn't asking I was strongly suggesting
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I just took my converted Draco pistol (added a side folding stock and 4 piece muzzle brake) to the range and it shot really nice. The brake made recoil very manageable and the pad on the stock probably helped as well. The side folder makes it compact for transport and overall it's a compact and light rifle.

From the bench it was putting each round in the bullseye and from standing the red dot did move but much less than I expected and quickly returned to the bullseye.

Dracos can be had for under $400.

I have owned Saigas and a Romanian. All have been great. In my opinion get a hold of a Romanian throw the collapsible AR style receiver extension from VLTOR and a MOE stock on it. It'll make for a great truck gun.

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