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Old 06-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Well, I have been contemplating a new AK purchase

I have a almost converted 5.56 Saiga AK variant

What manufacturers should I be looking at? Arsenal? WASR? Others? Saiga?

and would I be better served with a 7.62x39mm or 5.45X39mm

My thoughts on this is to get a harder hitting gun so I am leaning towards the 7.62x39mm But I also want a cool tactical carbine too

I took my Saiga out with a single point sling and my 40 S&W pistol to work on transitioning on the move from carbine to pistol shooting a standard PPC target and found I am really rusty on that (more practice) but did better than I thought I would

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Gotta go with the 7.62x39 for sure.

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I have both the 7.69 and 5.45 and I really like them both. Don't get the idea the 5.45 is not a man stopper because it sure has been effective in doing the job. There are times where the 7.69 will shoot through heavy obstacle's but you can carry a lot more Ammo. with you using 5.45.

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Well, I have been contemplating a new AK purchase

I have a almost converted 5.56 Saiga AK variant

What manufacturers should I be looking at? Arsenal? WASR? Others? Saiga?

and would I be better served with a 7.62x39mm or 5.45X39mm

My thoughts on this is to get a harder hitting gun so I am leaning towards the 7.62x39mm But I also want a cool tactical carbine too

I took my Saiga out with a single point sling and my 40 S&W pistol to work on transitioning on the move from carbine to pistol shooting a standard PPC target and found I am really rusty on that (more practice) but did better than I thought I would

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You use a side arm to get to the rifle.

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You use a side arm to get to the rifle.
By that time you are going to be dead meat on the ground.
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By that time you are going to be dead meat on the ground.
Kinda makes your previous statement moot, doesn't it?
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Kinda makes your previous statement moot, doesn't it?
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Okay so what does making transition drills - have to do with the Make and caliber recommendations of a new AK purchase

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Only other item I might add is it's simple to find 7.62x39 AK Mags at really good prices. But not so easy with finding the 5.45x39 AK Mags at good prices.
Same with finding the Ammo. I notice the Firearm show almost never have the 5.45x39 Ammo. but it can be found online so it's no deal killer.

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