Ak 47 high end and low end

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by bigdaddyjeff, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. bigdaddyjeff

    bigdaddyjeff New Member

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    Im in the market to pop my AK cherry lol so to speak im just wondering wat companies are better and worse and what company gives you more bang for your buck thanks for the replys
     
  2. Mercator

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    Honestly, there is no high end AK. Not in the sense as applied to the AR (Les Baer, etc) The best available is probably the Vepr. It is impressively tight, including the "pencil box" lid secured with a redesigned push button. Overall fit and finish is AK deluxe, but would be considered average on a western made rifle.

    The market and supply of AK type semiautos is so fluid and inconsistent, due to the mix and match foreign and domestic parts, that I just can't single out one brand you can trust. My bias is toward the Saiga, an all-new factory production. I liked the IOS, all US made, but have not fired it yet.
     

  3. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I believe most would saw that "Arsenal" makes the best quality AKs.
     
  4. kyboy

    kyboy New Member

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    Or get a nice converted saiga. Made in mother Russia. Im a sucker for Saigas
     
  5. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    The best "bang for your buck" AK's out there are the Yugo/Serbian style. Most come with a 1.6mm RPK style receiver, American made barrel (some chrome lined, some not. That depends on the model), and Tapco G2 trigger. These AK's can be had for $500-$750

    All come from the fabulous Zastava factory.
     
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  6. kyboy

    kyboy New Member

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    I have just found these zastava gems you speak of...I have been researching them a lot since joining this forum. Not to hijack the thread but have you ever heard of the zastava m70 30 06 mauser type rifle ? I just discovered this and am thinking of buying one soon.
     
  7. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Never looked into anything but their AK's. If it follows the quality of their AK rifles, I'm sure it is a good rifle.
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Low cost but still good: the WASR and unconverted Saiga. I've had a WASR 10/63 for years and all I've had to do is correct its AW ban compliant "features". Otherwise it's as good as any semiauto AK.
     
  9. DP03

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    My Centurian is all American made, milled stock, and of very good quality. It is worlds above many others that I've seen. Century had issues a long time ago but make very nice AK's now. A recent review had very good things to say.


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  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I would vote for Valmet in that field.
     
  11. AAK11

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    If you are simply looking for a good QUALITY AK (higher end yet inexpensive), look into the Mak and BWK series/model Norinco's, depending o which caliber you are thinking of shooting.
    BWK's/84-s' shoot the ever plentiful 223/5.56 while the MAKs shoot the original 7.62x39.

    Lower end AKM's would be more along the lines of WASR 10's.
     
  12. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Arsenal SAR M1F. High end AK 47
     

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  13. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Very nice jeagermeister

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  14. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    Where do you guys place the Nornico Mak-90 it was the first gun I ever purchased.
     
  15. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Above century arms. :)
     
  16. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Not to be a dummy but what sort of rail is that?
     
  17. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    So what I'm getting is Century is low end arsenal is high end.
     
  18. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    Geez, c'mon Jäger. I've already got an AR addiction, if you keep this up I'll be strung out on AKs by summer!


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  19. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I'd take a Valmet over an Arsenal any day.