Took the leap on an Arsenal

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Just ordered an SLR107FR, I've been debating on one for a long time. Not cheap but top notch quality.
    As close as you can get to a Russian issue AK-103
    Some pics.:)

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  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Please share the price point for this beauty.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Varies depending on the seller, I got mine for $925 plus tax, which is about right. I've seen them for more, but just under $1000 is normal
     
  4. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You won't be disappointed.

    The Arsenal AK's do what AK's were designed to do.

    The Bulgarian mags, in my opinion, are too expensive. The surplus steel works just fine and there's only a 2 or 3 ounce difference between the two.

    Enjoy your new toy
     
  5. sputnik1988

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    I'd like to get a few of the Bulgarian circle 10 mags 'just in case', seeing as it's a Bulgarian build it seems fitting anyway. The vast majority will be surplus steel mags.

    Seeing as they are relatively inexpensive I see myself buying quite a few.
     
  6. DP03

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    Guys, help me understand, and not looking for an argument. But why would anyone want anything stamped when you can get this? It's so much stronger and and built to higher tolerances. Thick milled receivers will withstand so much more abuse, and will shoot so much tighter.
     

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  7. sputnik1988

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    Several reasons. While I like milled AKs, a stamped receiver is about 2.5 pounds lighter. If I wanted a target AK milled would be great, for a general shooter it's overkill.

    Also, I plan on no abuse of my rifle, I will treat it with care. Torture tests of the extreme always irritated me. "I can throw my rifle off a 5 story building and it still works, can yours do that?"

    I don't know, I'm not dumb enough to throw my rifle off of a high rise or run it over with a truck. What real world situation could either possibly replicate?

    Not trying to sound prickish, just rambling a little. :p
     
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  8. DP03

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    No, I get it. And yes the stamped is lighter. I'm not looking to field fight with mine, so I'm good. Also not planning on a roof throw, so we're both good :)

    I like your AK, so please don't get me wrong. :)
     
  9. Jagermeister

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    My Arsenal has a milled receiver. It is an actual AK47.
     
  10. DP03

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    Meaning?

    Tapco 2 Stage and the like? P30 Mags? You can add them if you want the upgrade :)
     
  11. DP03

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    Lets compare, shall we?? I showed mine.
     
  12. sputnik1988

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    The first AK47s were actually stamped, but because they couldn't always get the welds right they switched to milled receivers for 8-10 years or so. Then back to stamped as soon as technology came far enough to get the welds right every time.

    They kept them a secret from the world for years, by the time we learned of them they were all milled.
     
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    Nice lookin rifle. Congrats.

    Ok so I'm not the most knowledgeable guy around about AKs. So bear with me.

    I prefer wood furniture. If I were to buy an AK like yours could I retrofit it with some nice wood without modding? Or does it "depend?"
     
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  16. sputnik1988

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    With a folding stock it's not possible. I am the same way, prefer the wood but arsenal doesn't have a fixed stock model.:(

    There is always the "khyber" type. The triangle folder is easily added to the Arsenal. Runs $100 or so
     

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  17. JW357

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    How disappointing. Looks like an Arsenal isn't in my future.
     
  18. sputnik1988

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    They change their models every few years and never make any one model for very long. For awhile a side folder was tough to get, now it's the opposite. They will come around again at some point.
     
  19. scottmac

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    I have Arsenal also, it's a Very Good Thing. You won't be disappointed.

    Also, in case you missed the announcement, MagPull now makes 30 Rd AK style mags.
    They are also Very Good Things. I like them better than the Circle-10s for the lock-up and feel, and they are a little less maintenance.