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Old 08-31-2009, 05:15 AM   #11
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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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Default how about the other RUSSIAN...

the VEPR...



Vepr II, 7.62x39

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Vepr II, 7.62x39

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Real nice slow! That's the cleanest looking comblock I've seen to date! Props!
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thanks cb,

I also have a few of it's brothers in 5.45, .308, and .223

bought the 7.62x39 first in the 20" VEPR II. Shot it the first time and went back and bought the VEPR K model, 16" carbine.

Liked that one so much I bought one in .223 and then 5.45. Added the .308 last. Back then you could pick one up for $519. Now, heard they were going as high as $1K.

Robinson Armament did a good job bringing them in and making them US compliant. I wish they would have left the rear end of the receiver squared off to make it easier to change stocks. But I did find the adapter from Ace Stocks. Haven't changed any of them yet, as I kind of like the look they have.

No, they're probably not for the AK afficianados out there, but then again, the RPK receiver, trunion, and barrels are right out of the MOLOT plant in Russia.

I also have a few of the Arsenal AK's, too, for the traditional look.

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That's not a poly mag....is it?

I hate the three I got for my Romey.

Got about a dozen of the used steel and after cleaning the rust and oiled them up they work much better than the plastic stuff!

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That's not a poly mag....is it?

I hate the three I got for my Romey.

Got about a dozen of the used steel and after cleaning the rust and oiled them up they work much better than the plastic stuff!

Sorry, had to go to bed. Anyway, yes it is a Bulgarian Poly. The only problem I had was with the lip on one needed to be filed a little to make it easier to lock into place. Other than that, they have been problem free. I've had more probs with the .223 mags. I've got a collection of those, Weiger, too. Most of them are finicky when locking into place. They all will feed properly, just have to fiddle with them to get them loaded.

Other than that, I have quite a few Russian, Hungarian, and Bulgarian steel mags, all have been rebuilt with new springs and followers when I can find them. Also have a couple 75 and 100rd drums(have Chinese and Romanian), just for fun.

And that's a good looking fun gun you have there, too. I like the furniture on it.

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There is also an AK website with tons of other info.
You might also look at "SKSboards" for the sub-forums.

It appears that people want the traditional "AK clone" so that they can reliably use 30-round mags, versus the Saiga which is imported with the 10-rd. mag., leading to many peoples' conversions for the large mags etc.

The standard large AK mags built in various countries are reportedly interchangeable and seem to cost less than the larger types
(if available) for other rifles.

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Thanks for all of the info guys. Hopefully I'll be buying in two weeks. I'll definitely post some pics of the new addition.

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I've only had Romanian "G" models and Yugos. I like the Yugos best.

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Nice. How do those drums function? Been lookin' at em.

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