New to the ak world

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by SmithKid308, May 26, 2012.

  1. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    I'm very new to the Ak world and decided to get an Ak over an Ar-15 but any way I need to talk specifics. I'm looking to invest around 500$ and was wondering what I could get OTHER than a saiga and WASR-10 but I'll settle for one if I have too. I need to know also which is more preferred the Ak-74 or the Ak-47 ? And what is the difference in recoil
     
  2. MikeJK

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    I think you somehow were misinformed, mislead, or misunderstood what someone said about the Saiga. Saiga makes one of the better AKs on the market. You can purchase them starting at around $300 and going all the way to over $1k for a Rifle Dynamics reworked Saiga. There is a company out of LV named Arsenal that converts Saigas as well. The reason for the conversion is they are imported from Russia in a sporterized configuration. I believe they are still made in the Original Russian AK factory.

    Check out ClassicArms for converted Saigas for under $500
     

  3. SmithKid308

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    I wasn't misinformed I just don't want to do another saiga conversation :/ I hated the one u had to help with but maybe I'll order one I don't know yet
     
  4. MikeJK

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    Read my post again. On two (2) different occasions I have stated that there are converted Saigas available in varying price points ranging from $499 to over $1k. That's already converted by professionals who do it for a living. They are already converted. If purchased you will receive a converted Saiga.
     
  5. SmithKid308

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    I know but I was just giving my experience with the saiga but I didn't know till you told me that they could be bought converted
     
  6. SmithKid308

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    And what brands make an Ak-74 because that I'd what I'm really interested in getting
     
  7. BodySnatcher

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    If sagia isn't your thing look at the M10-762
     
  8. SmithKid308

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    They only come in 7.62x39 I was looking for a 74 in 5.45x39 and can't seem to find one I guess I'll have to to look a little harder
     
  9. BodySnatcher

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    Oh, sorry about that. You'll want to look at the m10--5.45 AK74
     
  10. Werminator

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    The folks at m&m who I belivleve are building the above mentioned rifle do the same thing in your desired chambering... it is simply much less common...
     
  11. SmithKid308

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    Yeah that is true the caliber is a hole lot less common , I may not be able to find it in a SHTF scenario but the 5.56 or 7.62x39 are pretty common and thank you for the input on this first rifle that you suggested I appreciate it
     
  12. VASH1456

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    I bought my SAIGA .223 a couple months ago and so far its been firing flawless. Except when I don't clean my gun after a few hundred rounds of steel cased ammo them sometimes a steel case my seize up in my chamber but, other then that I absolutely love it.

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  13. therewolf

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    The AK74 is simply an AK in 5.45.

    Much less recoil, more like a 5.56 AR.

    Try J&G sales...
     
  14. SmithKid308

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    I decided to get that saiga and don't think I'll be disappointed. I'm getting the 7.62x39 and those mags are so cheap on J&G sales I had to grab a few for my SKS, and on the saiga do they take any old Ak mag like Bulgarian or Yugoslavian or do they have to take saiga specific mags ?
     
  15. Sickofnotliving

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    Rpk, heavy duty ak47, hundred bucks more. Enough said
     
  16. shaker

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    Www.centerfiresystems.com

    Amd65 Hungarian t.g.i build 439.00

    Can't beat that for an outstanding weapon.

    Will be going up
    In value quick
     

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  17. BodySnatcher

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    A converted saiga will take a standard double stack AK mag. Prior to conversion the saiga will not.
     
  18. MikeJK

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    If you install a bullet guide
     
  19. jrmoney

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    Saiga also makes an AK varient that shoots the 5.45x39. Having experience with Saigas I would recommend it. The recoil part of you question is that the 7.62 has more. The best way to think about it is Force = Mass X Acceleration. The acceleration of the 2 are similar(5.45 a little faster), but the mass is what makes the difference here. More Force due to the larger mass in the equation means an equal amount of force back into your shoulder. This is the same mindset for all rounds and particularly helps when thinking about shotgun shell selection.

    www.youtube.com\user\jstreamnc
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  20. VASH1456

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