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Old 05-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #11
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so we WANT an ak. mainly just for fun. its not that we love the round, nor do we expect superb accuracy. we simply shot one, had fun shooting it. and want to add one to the collection. it looks okay and gave us enjoyment... a bit undecided on them now tho.. arsenal's are as much as an AR and wasr's arent rated as the most trust worthy. so who knows

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A Yugo folder is a nice choice @ under $500.

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so we WANT an ak. mainly just for fun. its not that we love the round, nor do we expect superb accuracy. we simply shot one, had fun shooting it. and want to add one to the collection. it looks okay and gave us enjoyment... a bit undecided on them now tho.. arsenal's are as much as an AR and wasr's arent rated as the most trust worthy. so who knows
My first AK was a WASR 10 it has never failed to fire & very few jams, most were my fault. The only problem I had with it was bad trigger slap.
I changed the FCG & stopped that.
All in all I would say it was worth the $250 I paid for it.

But if you are going to buy one buy it face to face not over the internet.
Because you will need to look it over good & shoot it if you can to be sure to get a good one.
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http://www.jgsales.com/saiga-7.62x39-ak47-style-semi-automatic-rifle.-imported-and-converted-by-cai.-new.-p-7043.html


i like this but would rather have wood furniture.. is that easy to change?
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My first AK was a WASR 10 it has never failed to fire & very few jams, most were my fault. The only problem I had with it was bad trigger slap.
I changed the FCG & stopped that.
All in all I would say it was worth the $250 I paid for it.

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Because you will need to look it over good & shoot it if you can to be sure to get a good one.
ill give 300 for it.... hehe
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I'm not sure if a converted Saiga would take a stock AK furniture.
But this should fit.
http://ironwooddesigns.com/IWDNEWSaiga_2.html
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A Saiga will but it take adapters.

Try: http://www.classicfirearms.com/long-guns?caliber=46

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CZ makes a VZ58.

Fun toy...

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CZ makes a VZ58.

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Not a toy but I sure like mine.
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I agree with 99% of your post but I think you are mistaken or you meant to say 5.45x39 not 5.56x45. It was the Russian 5.45x39 that was called the poison bullet because it tumbles upon hitting the human body.
Here is a little info on this round. Read the part that starts with Wounding Effects
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.45%C3%9739mm

And here is the other statement that I was concerned about.

This is a quote from the link above.
"The 7N6 bullet has a 1.43 g (22.1 gr) steel rod penetrator. Since 1987 this penetrator is hardened to 60 HRC. The latter 7N6 cartridge can penetrate a 6 mm thick St3 steel plate at 300 m and 6Zh85T body armour at 80 m. 7N6 bullets have a red identification ring above the cartridge neck."
I have had it to shoot through 1/2" steel at 100yds so it will penetrate.
Most of the surplus ammo out today is the 7N6 you can get it just about everywhere.
If you read up on this 5.45x39 ammo you will see that the AK74 is made to fire specialty rounds.
Keep up the good research!
I actually just read that article today lol.

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Apologies for the misinformation.
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