looking to buy an AK

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by ccase39, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ccase39

    ccase39 New Member

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    Want to spend about 800. Could someone point me in the right direction for most bang for my buck? I want to get as much rifle as I can out of 800.
     
  2. Ralph_the_Mouse

    Ralph_the_Mouse New Member

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    Waffen Werks AK74 from classic firearms for $599.
     

  3. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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  4. Mark_Van_Goth

    Mark_Van_Goth New Member

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    Nice choice....let me tell you a couple of things

    Let me say it:Nice choice, Ak is a nice gun.Le t me give you some pieces of advice.

    1)Don't set a budget before you defined what you're looking or need.By doing so, you may be disappointed about the prices(too high) or you may buy a piece of crap just to save some money.
    Answer to this question:"What am I supposed to do with the AK?"
    Some AK are good for haunting(The Saigas); Some other for tactical shooting(Zastavas & AMD65);Some others are simply collectible(Special features/ownership).You must define what you need an AK for.

    2)Think twice.You are not buying the rifle only, your buying ammo(it can be hard-to-be-found, expensive or else), modifications(e.g. new furniture, upgrades, etc....again....it can be expensive or impossible to be done.), parts kits to replace damaged parts.When you buy a rifle, you should consider all this stuff.
     
  5. ccase39

    ccase39 New Member

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    Whats the difference between the 74 and 47? I just want it for plinking and maybe hog hunting. Just for fun basically. I like the 7.62 ammo because of the price and bigger caliber. I thought the 74 shot 5.45×39mm, but in the link above it says that one is chambered for 7.62
     
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  6. KAPRAL-POLAND

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  7. ccase39

    ccase39 New Member

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    Thats the one. I have never seen that ammo around here. Might be hard to get. 7,62 is everywhere cheap.
     
  8. therewolf

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    There are also AK variants which shoot 7.62 X 54R, .308,

    and other calibers.

    They are newer, and IME, made better than the average

    "stamp-it, slap-it-together" AKMs, in 7.62X39.

    The 7.62X54R ammo is cheap, easy to come by, and

    punchier than the run-of-the-mill 7.62x39. Mags cost

    a ton, tho.

    Depends on what you are looking for.
     
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  9. KAPRAL-POLAND

    KAPRAL-POLAND New Member

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    Orginal AK/AKM is chambered in 7,62 x 39 mm, AK74/TANTAL/ONYKS are chambered in 5,45 x 39 mm and also BERYL in .223 REM/5,56 x 45 mm.
    The newer versions of these rifles which are made for civil market are just civil versions made almost in any caliber which is popular for eg. hunting etc.

    Polish army was issiued in Tantal/Onyks but not for long and find this 5,45 caliber in gun shops is almost impossible but find 7,62 (wz. 43) is not a problem at all.

    I would go for 7,62 x 39 mm or if you are affraid of Russian invasion you can run with 5,45 mm rifle/carbine.
     
  10. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My advice is to spend a little more and get an Arsenal. You're within a couple hundred dollars of an Arsenal SLR-101S or SAM-7R (same gun, different model designator) or Arsenal SGL-21.

    If you are weight-conscious get a stamped receiver (SGL-21). Upgrade to a double hook trigger- one of the few instances where I will ever advocate messing with the fire control mechanism of a weapon.

    If you want a milled receiver (SLR-101S, if you can find one, or SAM-7R, current production).

    The folding stock SLR-107 models (that actually lock up as solid as a fixed stock) are more expensive. If you intend to use your AK from a vehicle, this is the model you want.

    Either way, get a quick-adjust two point sling like a Blue Force Gear (you'll need a BFG UWL, too).

    Use Bulgarian Circle 10 steel-reinforced polymer magazines, significantly lighter.

    You can get Golden Tiger online. It's not significantly more expensive than Wolf but it is not as available.

    Get a real cleaning kit.

    Use grease instead of oil.

    Install an Ultimak gas tube for an optic and weapon light mount point.

    Shoot the crap out of it.
     
  11. TDS92A

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    I recommend the WASR 10/63. I paid just over $600.00 out the door. It is chambered for the 7,62x39. A lot of fun to shoot and very accurate, after a little tweeking of the front sight, that is. :D