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Old 04-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hey guys I am in the market for an AK style rifle but am not sure whether I should get it in 7.62 or 5.45. I was leaning toward 7.62 because IO jnc makes one that's around $500 that's black synthetic. I wanna keep the price under $600 so if anyone can give me suggestions on either the caliber or a brand of AK that would be awesome!!!!

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Saiga is the one I'd get for around $400. That way you have a quality AK and extra cash for parts. They have synthetic stocks and hand guards

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Yeah but they cannot take normal ak47 magazines....I need to purchase the surefire ones If I am correct....and would the stock he able to be changed easily from a sported to a pistol rip rip style?

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just talking about different guns the AK74 is pretty easy to shoot on full auto, the round is small and doesn't hit as hard as the AK47, also just from what I've seen AK74s cost more. I prefer the AK47 (7.62X39) ammo is pretty damn cheap, the local gun shops has AK for $500-600 and the mags are dirt cheap.

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But I was looking at the saiga style 7.62 and they cannot take normal mags

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But I was looking at the saiga style 7.62 and they cannot take normal mags
You would need to convert it so it would accept hi cap double stack mags and a pistol grip.
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How do I convert it?

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Knock out the current trigger group pins and move it forward. Then take your pistol grip and put it where the trigger used to be.

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From what I've read on here, the best/easiest way to do it is with a conversion kit. Carolina Shooters Supply has them and people seem to like them. I bought mine already converted so I dont know how difficult it is. Again, I've read on this site that it's not hard to do. However you get it done, it would be worth it IMO. I really enjoy my Saiga.

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This is my Saiga 223 when I first picked it up at my lgs


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This is my Saiga after about 25 minutes of work


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I only paid $378 for my rifle and about $150 in accessories. I bought surefire mags because its a 223 however I think the other two calibers can use surplus mags with the proper bullet guide

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