trying to narrow my choices.....

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by squirrelblaster, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster New Member

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    well im need help narrowing down some choises..... and since most of them are aks i thought this would be the place.... ok here they are

    1. yugo m70 underfolder century build $450
    2. romanian RPK aes-10 (non B model) $450
    3. romanian sar-1 $475
    4. century build sporterised FAL $550.
    5. keep saving and hope to find an RPK74
    6. keep saving and buy a PLS
    7. buy ammo

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Think you just need to figure out what grabs you by the yoohoos the most and buy that one.

    slo
     

  3. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster New Member

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    yes ou are correct, but they all tickle my fancy, so im hoping that with some info on them i can narrow them down...... im hoping someone will say somthing like "dont by that model it has this problem" or "that price i way to high for that gun" or somthing of that sort.... that way i could narrow the list.
     
  4. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Ahhhh...but by YOU doing a search on the good 'ol internet for reviews of each one of those, YOU could also make a list of the good and bad of each, and determine for yourself which ones to choose or stay away from. As for prices, check out the web sites that list them and compare, or go to a gun show, or pick up a copy of Shotgun Review, etc.

    That way you get to find out all the info for yourself, don't have to rely on someone else making up your mind for you, or relying on someone else's opinion, which could be totally opposite of what you might experience with that same piece. Get my drift? Sometimes it pays to do a little leg work ;)

    Slo
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good advice Slo. Anyway, the information gathering and the search is a big part of the fun in buying a new firearm.
     
  6. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster New Member

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    indeed, im not new to guns.... i know how to and do the leg work..... for ME makeing threads like this is PART of said leg work, getting personal experiences and such from people is invaluable in my opinion. if you dont have an opinion, thats fine. but i know that there are those on this forum that do and most likely would not mind shareing them......
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I don't think anybody is trying to be offensive squirrelblaster. It was just a suggestion.

    Personally, I enjoy the legwork before buying a new/new to me firearm. And, yes, part of it is getting input from folks that have experience with that particular firearm.

    Peace, out,

    CA357
     
  8. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Ahhh..I see. So, by me suggesting that you base your choice on facts and figures that you gather, more than "im hoping someone will say somthing like "dont by that model it has this problem" or "that price i way to high for that gun" or somthing of that sort.... that way i could narrow the list", you take that as I'm being rude? :confused:

    You posted a varied list of firearms in your choices. They vary not only in ammunition (4 different types), but also to totally different classes of weapons, and mission designs. It's not like you came out asking for help in deciding between the blue one or the red one. For anyone to do a comparison with all of those, one would have to be pretty well versed in quite an array there to even feel comfortable separating the pros and cons. A collapsible AK, a couple different SAW type AK's - in different calibers, a stock Romanian AK, a Romanian Sniper rifle, and a FAL.

    Hmmmm...they are about as close as saying that "most of them were based on comm-bloc designs", except one. Almost like comparing a golf cart to a full blown 4x4. Gosh, they all have 4 wheels :p

    That's why I was suggesting you doing a little research on them to figure out what interested you the most, and then limiting it down to what type of weapons platform you are looking for, what ammunition requirements, what you want it to be able to do, etc. That's what I was suggesting, no insults intended or implied. :rolleyes:

    Slo
     
  9. Route 66 Rambler

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    At any rate, as long as you're researching and narrowing down a list with that much variety, keep saving anyway, and you'll be able to jump once it becomes clear to you. You never know what the latest lamebrained idea out of Congress will be, and that seems to affect gun prices about as badly as oil prices.
     
  10. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster New Member

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    hmmm where as you say no insults intended or inmplied i still fail to see you post as anything other than just trolling.....sir a lot is said in how you say somthing...... and you strike me as someone who knows this well....... in the intrest of simply moving on how about we agree to dissagre on this and you simply do not post again im this particular thread... thanks SQB


    and for the sake of me not having to make another post under this one.....for everyone else i think ive got it narrowed down to

    the Romanian RPK
    the Romanian Sar-1
    or saving for either the RPK74 if it shows its face
    or saving for the psl\

    leaning mostly tward the romanian RPK.......do to talking to people about there personal experience with it on other forums useing this exact thread post there.
     
  11. Route 66 Rambler

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    Sounds to me like you're wanting distance. I think you should go with the PSL, it's a heavy duty round. Don't forget to save for a nice scope, too, or you can't really use what you've got.

    You could do just as well with a .30-06, though, at the same kind of price.
     
  12. IGETEVEN

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    Here Squirrel, let me throw another one at ya, and this is my opinion. ;)

    Jack


    H&K MR556 and MR762: Civilian HK416 and HK417

    H&K fans rejoice. The HK416 / HK417 piston driven AR-15 derivatives are finally coming in a semi-automatic form for civilians. The civilian 5.56×45mm HK416 is called the MR556 and the 7.62×51mm HK417 civilian equivalent is the MR762. They are expected to arrive in late 2009.


    From HK:

    A direct descendant of the HK416, the MR556 is a semi-automatic rifle developed by Heckler & Koch as a premium level commercial/civilian firearm. Like the HK416, the MR556 is a major product improvement of conventional AR-type carbines and rifles.

    Using the HK-proprietary gas piston system found on the HK416 and G36, the MR556 does not introduce propellant gases and carbon fouling back into the rifle’s interior, making it the most reliable of any AR-type firearm.

    The MR556 will be produced at Heckler & Koch’s new manufacturing facility at Newington, New Hampshire from American and German made components. To conform to German export regulations, certain design changes made in the MR556 prevents the rifle’s upper receiver from being used on other AR-style firearms.

    So in other words this is not an AR-15 and in theory would not be banned as a named rifle on AWB 2.0.

    Specs for the MR 556 (HK 416)

    Caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm NATO
    Length, maximum (stock extended): 37.68″
    Length, minimum (stock retracted): 33.90″
    Overall width: 3.07″
    Height: 9.45″
    Barrel Length : 16.5″
    weight (without magazine): 8.60 lb
    Trigger pull : 7.64 lb
    Barrel Profile: 6 lands & grooves, right twist, 1 in 7 in
    Sight radius : 14.60″

    Oddly enough both models are being shipping with 10 round magazines, probably AWB 2.0 fears?

    Specs for the MR 762 (HK 417)

    Length, maximum (stock extended) : 39.10″
    Length, minimum (stock retracted) : 35.94″
    Overall width: 3.23″
    Height : 8.36″
    Barrel Length: 16.6″
    Weight (without magazine): 9.60 lb
    Trigger pull: 7.64 lb
    Barrel Profile: 6 lands & grooves, right twist, 1 in 12 in
    Sight radius: 16.14″

    :)