Ideally you have roughly three options based on availibility of MOST gun shops at least in my area, for around there you can get a good 'ol WASR-10/63 GP. People say its trash, i have two both run like clockwork 3k+ rounds mine was $600 with just some tapco furniture. Second, is the colorado m&m co. M10-762, like a WASR but comes with goodies, grip rpk sights adj. Stock, and its pretty
. Or lastly an all stock bulgarian ak. Dont know personally about them much but hear like many ak's theyre great. Usually come just all wood and old school. This is based on 7-9 stores in my locale, please no comments on how not everyone has that many stores blah blah blah. Just my .02 and all of these options run fine and leave you with money left over for backround tax and ammo+mags. Ciao.