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Old 08-29-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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I am a proud SKS owner, and want to get an AK. The problem is I don't know which "nationality" to buy. I keep hearing good things about Yugo's. What about WASR's? Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 08-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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I've always heard that the Romanian WASR is about your best bet.
Someone please correct me if i'm wrong.

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It all depends on how much you are willing to spend.

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I'm trying to stay under $800

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It all depends on how much you are willing to spend.
Dammit Norton tell him about the Arsenal Inc. in Las Vegas Nevada, they make custom AK-47-74's and do some mighty fine work and are very reputable. I am staying out of this discussion, the last time I was involved in an AK discussion 2 people got banned. Personally I'm old school and have field experience with and like the Romanian made SAR-1's.

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Dammit Norton tell him about the Arsenal Inc. in Las Vegas Nevada, they make custom AK-47-74's and do some mighty fine work and are very reputable.
OK Jack!

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For what it is worth go to:

ARSENAL INC

Then find a dealer and inquire on availability and price. Arsenal (Las Vegas, Nevada) makes a VERY fine AK. I paid a premium price to get a milled reciver under-folder AK and am VERY happy to have it. I paid $1300 for this AK back in mid-2008 before the AK/AR market went nuts. But I'd stack up this AK against either of my AR's for quality and accuracy (I only shoot these rifles at 100 yards).

There are plenty of cheaper AK's out there, I see them every week at the range splattering rounds across three targets at 100 yards, while I drill 20 into the 8 ring (with an EOTech).

Your milage may vary, and you get what you pay for.
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Thanks for the info. Should be buying in a few weeks.

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When i picked up my SKS, a buddy picked up a WASR10. He has really enjoyed it. He wasn't looking for something to hunt with; he was looking for an inexpensive plinker, something with a bit more kick than a .22, but still fairly cheap to shoot. He has since added a collapsable stock & railed forestock & better pistol grip & vertical grip post for the forestock & a railed receiver cover & an inexpensive scope. I will say that his came with fairly cheap wood furniture and front sights that seem slightly canted (on target somehow though). Shop around though, as he paid a bit more than he should've (gunshow). His also has some muzzle device permanently attached (spotted & pressed), but it doesn't look bad.

Have you considered a Saiga in 7.62x39?

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I have a Saiga in .223 that is oustanding for accuracy. I made it into a more " moderized" version of the AK-101. The AK-101 is the .223 model where the AK-47 is the 7.62 x 39 version. You really want something that shoots tight and packs a whallop, check out the Saiga in .308. Saiga is made in Russia at Izhmash factory, same place they make the AK-47 and AK-74. In fact, Ellett Bros had a bulletin recently of some Saiga's that came into the country that still had the 3rd hole in the receiver for the full auto, and had to be recalled.

Get a Saiga, convert it to the original PG and forward fire control group, and you have a NEW rifle and NEW barrel to play with. Not something that has been cut up after being used and been put back together again in U.S.

My Saiga after converions:


A group I shot recently with Hodgdon Benchmark powder.





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