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Old 07-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #21
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #22
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For a semi auto bad-times rifle that needs minimal maintenance, 'peasant proof", etc, the basic SKS has a lot going for it. I like 7.62x39mm, been loading for it for some time.

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When I finally was able to get a high speed/low drag rifle, I took the raod less traveled, and got an accurate 7.62x39mm rifle, the Czech made vz-58.

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Also in the same caliber, and currently trying out not just reloaded but cast reloads, (REALLY cheap to make!), and accurate enough at 200 yards, seated unsupported, is the CZ 527M bolt action carbine. 5 round mag only, though I am trying to get somebody interested in making a 10 rounder for them.

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CZ 527 shot at 200 yards - scope used.

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Had to split reply due to forum image rules, sorry.
There's my $.02, usually worth just slightly less than you paid for it - depreciation and all.
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You could go for a VZ2008, one of them Czeckslovakian rifles. The have the shape of an AK but thats it, they have completely different internals, but from what I've read and seen they are very simple rifles. They are all milled parts but they are like 2 pounds lighter than an ak and way more accurate. The only draw back i can see with them is they dont AK mags and the mags are not very common.

I'm actually considering selling my WASR to help fund one. Not that the WASR is bad its just I wanna try something new.
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You could go for a VZ2008, one of them Czeckslovakian rifles. The have the shape of an AK but thats it, they have completely different internals, but from what I've read and seen they are very simple rifles. They are all milled parts but they are like 2 pounds lighter than an ak and way more accurate. The only draw back i can see with them is they dont AK mags and the mags are not very common.

I'm actually considering selling my WASR to help fund one. Not that the WASR is bad its just I wanna try something new.
The VZ2008 is the Century built version, and I have had nothing but bad luck with CAI built rifles. I have heard that some are quite good, I will give you that, but a vz-58 rifle that functions right, and with incredible customer service backing it up is the original vz-58 from Czechpoint. Just my $.02.
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Some solid suggestions popping up, I appreciate it.

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Also in the same caliber, and currently trying out not just reloaded but cast reloads, (REALLY cheap to make!), and accurate enough at 200 yards, seated unsupported, is the CZ 527M bolt action carbine. 5 round mag only, though I am trying to get somebody interested in making a 10 rounder for them.
That's a nice looking carbine. I always read good things about their bolt-action .22 rifles.
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Definately truth, great rifles. The 527M carbine is very light, handy and fast, comes in 7.62x39mm and .223.
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Just get an AR and forget about it. If SHTF, 762x39 is gonna get mighty scarce.
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Just get an AR and forget about it. If SHTF, 762x39 is gonna get mighty scarce.
I've been eyeing a stainless Mini 14 at a pawn shop nearby for that very reason. I know I lose the "steal parts from all dead riflemen" perk for it not being an AR, but ammunition would at least be plentiful.
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Just get an AR and forget about it. If SHTF, 762x39 is gonna get mighty scarce.
i just dont see the 762 X 39 becoming any more scarce then any other ammo.
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