What's the best ak 47 to buy for under 600 dollars

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by akm47nagiont, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    I'd prefer the under folding stock
     
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    akm47nagiont New Member

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    Your help in deciding what to buy would be greatly appreciated when I get a chance to buy 1
     

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    I just ordered an EAA Zastava PAP 7.62x39. Picking it up on 28 Feb. All reviews say that its hard to beat for the price. I snagged it for $400. They are going fast, so I think people are catching on to their reputation. The only drawback is they only accept 10 rd. single stack mags, but alot of folks are talking about some milling work for them to take regular AK mags. I don't foresee this being an issue for me personally.

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    I am not a huge AK fan, but after researching this one, I got pretty stoked. Hope this helps!
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is a shame we even have to have this discussion. A good AK should run between $4-500. I guess everything is going up except wages.
     
  7. akm47nagiont

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    well I'm not really an ak expert I also wanted know if the wasar was a good choice
     
  9. akm47nagiont

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    I want the most bang for the buck
     
  10. Quentin

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    The WASR is a great choice in the $400 range. I've had mine five years with no real problems.
     
  11. akm47nagiont

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    Well and also wondering if I should look at surplus military like those yugoslavia or bulgarian


    and what's better milled or stamped receiver

    should I buy a bunch of parts and build 1 of my own
    would that be cheaper
     
  12. billt

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    If you can find them, the Yugo Underfolder models are really stoutly built AK-47's. I picked these 2 up a couple of years ago for around $480.00 each, but lately I've heard the Yugo parts kits are drying up, and the prices have gone up accordingly. These actually weigh more than my Polish 1960 Milled Receiver Models.

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  13. The5Last5Rebel

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    Get a nice Norinco Mak 90. There the best of all AK reproductions.
     
  14. chevyforlife1972nova

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    ouch you should have asked first that thing needs milling on not only the mag well but the trunnion
     
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    I completely Agree with you. hammer forged chrome lined bore. the quality of a Chinese AK. I just picked up 2 for 500 a piece and im in the process of re-fang them to pre-ban.
    What state do you live in ?
    are you dead set on a under folder?
     
  17. mjkeat

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    Get a VZ58 or a VZ2008 CIA build. The VZ58 is roughly $800 but the VZ2008 runs $499. CIA is said to be hit and miss but I have owned one of their Galils and Romanian AKs that were 100% functional.

    I've been researching them for for a couple years and have finally pulled the trigger on one. It'll be here this week. They have a great reputation and quite a few guys run them in classes such as the one Larry Vickers instructs.

    They are said to be more ergonomic, lighter, and more accurate than the AK47. Their receiver is milled which is nice and they can be had w/ a side folder.
     
  18. akm47nagiont

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    live in arizona I'm not completely focused on the folder it would be nice to have the ability to put it in my backpack you know when out hunting but if im not gonna get under folder I'd rather full woodstock