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Old 06-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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Are the ATI AK varients any good? I saw one locally for $600
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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So what's your price point? There's nothing wrong with a WASR or another Saiga at the low end. Either of the calibers you mentioned are ok, it's up to you. I've had a WASR 10/63 for five years with no problems. Lots of cheap surplus magazines and 7.62x39.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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Of course 7.62x39
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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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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My opinion for for me..? So let's say you don't wanna spend a lot, and who can these days but I own a GP/WASR/10-63 and I love t much... Plus I have an 74 muzzle brake combined with the new beryl style rail with flip up peep sight from guntec which doubles the sight radius and I was able to shoot a group of 6 shots at 4 and 3/4 inches out to 150yds. I didn't have to spend much an AK to get happy result with accuracy and with today's new and better accessories the AK can be dressed up and hit the fancy places the AR15 goes to. Bad analogy sorry...good luck

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #15
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Bring the AK..! And leave the cannoli

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saw a converted saiga 7.62 for 589.99
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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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I'm a big fan on converting saigas. Great base rifles. I would go with a 762.x39 for a first, just for the tradition, then a 545x39. The 545x39 is going to get you a flatter shooting round, with an increased accuracy at distance.


As far as hitting harder......I'm not going to get wrapped up into all the interwebz ballistics battle, but if you can find a GOOD soft point 762x39, its a great gun.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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The original AK was designed for the m43.(7.62 x39)

If you're going for an original feel, I'd say stick with

the original ammo.
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