Inexpensive AK

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by longunner, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I've been thinking alot about getting myself an AK. Anyone have any ideas/experience on a cheap (in price not quality) model AK?
     
  2. Robbie762

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    What's your cheap? I just got my first AK, an M&M M10, $599 and its got lots of extras. I'm very pleased with it
     

  3. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Lower is better lol
     
  4. marc29th

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    Just picked up a Bulgarian M74 Sporter (AK74) from Century Arms for $395.

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  5. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    That's what I'm talking about! Nice piece do me a favor and post back and tell me how you like it.
     
  6. marc29th

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    I didn't get a chance to get it to the range last weekend but will let you know as soon as I do. My first impression is it seems well made.
     
  7. nfafan

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    Unconverted SAIGAs seem to be the best value these days as even WASRs have gone up.
     
  8. 7.62 Man

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    Yes the Bulgy 74 is a nice gun but the only problem if you have women shooters or kids they will want to take it away from you.
    It is very accurate & has almost no recoil.
    My girlfriend loves to wait until there is some shooters at the range with their long range guns trying to hit the 400yd gongs & she will load up the 74 mags. Then wait until the other shooters are reloading then go through a 30rd mag full, hitting the gongs almost every time. She can hit every shot but she gets laughing & misses. She has had a few shooters pack up & leave, others just want to know what she is shooting.:eek:
    I have let a few others shoot the 74 & almost every one says "I want one!":D
     
  9. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I've waited and searched for a particular relatively cheap AK that suddenly appeared at one of our gun shows in Florida. I scrutinized one that I had always wanted.
    A Romanian WASR 10/63 AKM 47 (1967) with straight sights, non-wobbling mag, and serial numbers that matched. I paid 449.00 for it, and have been happy with it since (two months).
     

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  10. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    So what's the difference between a 47 and a 74?
     
  11. marc29th

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    AK 47 uses 7.62x39 and AK 74 uses 5.45x39 ammo otherwise only slight differences
     
  12. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I got my Saiga for 700 and have been very happy with it. It's straight from the Russians
     

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  13. 7.62 Man

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    As been said before the AK47 chambers the 7.62x39mm round & the AK74 chambers the 5.45x39mm round.
    But what wasn't mentioned the recoil of a AK74 is much less than the AK47 that make it easer to shoot and more accurate.
    The 7.62x39 round can be found for around .20 to .23 cents per round but the 5.45x39 can be purcased for as little as .14 cents per round so the AK74 is cheaper to shoot.