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Whats the best AK-47

Posted on 01/30/2006 2:33:25 PM PST by Jimma

I am going to purchase an AK-47. I was wondering who makes the best one? I am also curious as to what to look for as far as wear and tear.


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1 posted on 01/30/2006 2:33:25 PM PST by Jimma
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To: Jimma

Ummmm, you can't be serious.


2 posted on 01/30/2006 2:35:15 PM PST by kerryusama04 (The Bill of Rights is not occupation specific.)
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To: Jimma

Ask your Imam.


3 posted on 01/30/2006 2:35:41 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Jimma

I don't know.


4 posted on 01/30/2006 2:36:03 PM PST by scott7278 (Livin' the life some consider a myth,)
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To: Jimma
?

These are illegal weapons in most climates.

But try your nearest North Korean/Chinese/Cuban/African/Somalian/PLO/Hamas dealer - they are fully stocked.

Soviets haven't changed this weapon since the early 50's........... It's of true historic interest, but you'll get the ATF interested, even if you find one on the black market.
5 posted on 01/30/2006 2:36:59 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Jimma

why would you ever want to own that gun? Osoma envy?


6 posted on 01/30/2006 2:37:28 PM PST by kanecorp
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To: Jimma

I hear there are some little shops in Karachi that have a pretty good selection. Ask for Muhammed.


7 posted on 01/30/2006 2:37:31 PM PST by shezza (10 and a wake-up)
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To: Jimma

You'll get some serious answers. I know quite a few guys who use AK's at my range and they enjoy them. Cheap ammo and reliable.


8 posted on 01/30/2006 2:37:34 PM PST by Cagey ("Soldiers, keep by your officers. For God's sake, keep by your officers!")
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To: Jimma
Personal opinion only,

AKs fall into the category of "spray and pray".... but seriously. What do you want the AK for? If it is to be a wall hanger, then any AK will do. If it is for precision long range shooting, well then I'm not sure I'd recommend any AK.
9 posted on 01/30/2006 2:37:48 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: kerryusama04

Don't you mean "series?"


10 posted on 01/30/2006 2:38:25 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Jimma

look for a milled,not stamped parts.

Bulgarian or East German are better than Chinese.


11 posted on 01/30/2006 2:38:38 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Jimma
My advice is to 'Buy American!'
12 posted on 01/30/2006 2:39:04 PM PST by Bender2 (Stop doodling around... Read the first three chapters of my Science Fiction novel.)
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To: Rakkasan1

arsenalinc - made in US.


14 posted on 01/30/2006 2:39:35 PM PST by goldylight
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To: Jimma

You can't purchase a selective-fire AK47 or AKM. You can purchase a semiautomatic version manufactured abroad for the US market. I would imagine that a Finnish rifle made by Valmet would be among the better versions. I have also heard the Romanian rifles are shoddy. For a semi-auto chambered for the .30 Russian short I would rather have a nice Russian-built SKS carbine. I used to have one in cherry condition with a finely milled receiver. Sorry I let that one go.


15 posted on 01/30/2006 2:40:18 PM PST by SBprone
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To: kerryusama04

Well...I already have a ruger mini-30 (7.62x39). I am getting a second primary weapon (one for me one for my wife) and want to use common ammo.


16 posted on 01/30/2006 2:40:34 PM PST by Jimma
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To: Jimma

I use a ar-15 modified for 7.62. I love it.


17 posted on 01/30/2006 2:41:04 PM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Jimma

The ones made in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, or former Eastern Bloc nations.


19 posted on 01/30/2006 2:41:26 PM PST by SkyPilot
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I have an Arsenal AK in 5.45 that I'll put up against any AR carbine made. Flawless function and 1 1/2 to 2 minute accuracy. Stay away from the cheap Romanian AKs that are everywhere these days. Whoever is converting these rifles from single stack to double is using a tape measure to set up their equipment.


20 posted on 01/30/2006 2:41:34 PM PST by VRing ("That every man be armed")
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To: Rakkasan1


Agreed...the Chinese made AK's are pretty bad. Romania and Ukrainian made ones are good. There's also a variant made here in the US, which is pretty good.


21 posted on 01/30/2006 2:41:47 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: Jimma

Get the one with the full auto mode.


22 posted on 01/30/2006 2:42:19 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Jimma
If you can get an old East German AK, go for it. The East Germans increased the part tolerances.

For you people in Reo-Linda; it works better.
23 posted on 01/30/2006 2:42:22 PM PST by dinok
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To: Jimma

From what I understand, they are easy as crap to make. Afghan peasants hammer them out of sheet metal.

Iunderstand the Czechs made a pretty good version, as far as it went, but it depends on what you want it for.

If you are feeling really down and blue now that Alito got confirmed, I suggest you not post your questions on one of the biggest bulletin boards in the world.


24 posted on 01/30/2006 2:42:26 PM PST by When_Penguins_Attack (Smashing Windows, Breaking down Gates. Proud Mepis User!!!!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The gun shop displays and sells them openly. They are the chinese made ones so they aren't worth the price. But, it does make a nice pop versus the AR-15.


25 posted on 01/30/2006 2:42:53 PM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Cowards cut and run. Heroes never do!")
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To: kanecorp
"Osoma envy?"

Uncle binni's favorite toy is an AK-74, 5.45x39 mm.

26 posted on 01/30/2006 2:43:24 PM PST by spunkets
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To: Jimma

What country are you in?


27 posted on 01/30/2006 2:43:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jimma

I've got a couple from my tour in Somalia,

Never fired and only dropped once.

Seriously though, I agree with above posts, buy American


Semper Fidelis


28 posted on 01/30/2006 2:44:13 PM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Jimma

Mine is Romanian. Never had a problem with it.


29 posted on 01/30/2006 2:45:21 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Jimma
FN-FAL.

Best battle rifle in the world.

30 posted on 01/30/2006 2:45:43 PM PST by Doomonyou (FR doesn't suffer fools lightly.)
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To: Jimma
What is the best AK?
31 posted on 01/30/2006 2:45:51 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sensei Ern

I meant the gunshop here in Silver SPring, MD.


32 posted on 01/30/2006 2:46:03 PM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Cowards cut and run. Heroes never do!")
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To: Jimma

Just from personal experience, I would save up another $400 or so and get an AR-15. Check out Rock River Arms, or Bushmaster, there are many builders, and the quality is well worth the price. AK's aren't bad for a $3-500 gun, and for $200 you can get a milled receiver (don't get a stamped receiver) SKS, but if you can save up about 900 you can get a quality firearm. My 2 cents.


33 posted on 01/30/2006 2:46:35 PM PST by mallardx
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To: Jimma
My $.02:
Arsenal
34 posted on 01/30/2006 2:46:47 PM PST by Klatuu
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To: Jimma

Get a surplus Yugo SKS if you want a cheap, reliable rifle taht;s legal to own.

They're damn scary accurate out of the box usually.
They are cheap and legal even in Los Angeles, Ca. I got all mine for less that $65.00 with a C&R shipped to my house.

You can make is look "scary" with aftermarket plastic if you must. The only down side is a fixed 10 rnd mag and stripper clips and you can upgrade to a removeable mag...but why bother?



35 posted on 01/30/2006 2:47:38 PM PST by Ribeye (Protective head wear courtesy of "Reynolds Aluminum Products - Implant Suppression Division")
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To: Jimma

If you're series about this, go get yourself and your wife a couple of M1 carbines. The real ones, not the fakes. If you're not series, I don't have an answer for you.


36 posted on 01/30/2006 2:47:57 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: marine86297

really add $600 to the money you'll waste on this trash and buy a Rock River M4 Tactical Elite...you'll really have something worth keeping.


37 posted on 01/30/2006 2:48:27 PM PST by databoss
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To: SBprone

"I have also heard the Romanian rifles are shoddy. "

I have a hi-cap Romanian WASR-10 which is as accurate as any other ak type, very sturdy, fun to shoot, and doesn't need much cleaning so long as you dont use corrosive ammo.


38 posted on 01/30/2006 2:48:30 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: mallardx

"get an AR-15."

What do you think makes the AR better than the AK?


39 posted on 01/30/2006 2:48:54 PM PST by VRing ("That every man be armed")
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To: Jimma

The Yugoslavian AK is by far the best. It has a groove in the safety that functions as a hold-back for the bolt. No other AK has that feature. The receiver is thicker and more rugged that the usual AK, half again as thick. The finish is better. The wood is teak. They are also the most expensive of the AK's.


40 posted on 01/30/2006 2:49:21 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Thanks


41 posted on 01/30/2006 2:49:22 PM PST by Jimma
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To: Cagey

7,62x39 not so cheap or plentiful these days, not sure why.


42 posted on 01/30/2006 2:50:11 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Jimma
I have a MAK 90(made by Norinco - Chinese "sport" version of AK 47)with over 1000 rounds put thru it with no malfunctions. Granted, it is not a match grade rifle but is accurate enough with a red dot scope & sighted in correctly.
43 posted on 01/30/2006 2:51:30 PM PST by Apercu ("Res ipsa loquitur")
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To: Doomonyou
FN-FAL.
Best battle rifle in the world.


I love mine too! I love it when people call it an assualt rifle, and I get to point out that it's a "Full Battle" rifle!
44 posted on 01/30/2006 2:53:10 PM PST by xmission
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To: Jimma

I have a Norinco MAK-90 that was really cheap, accurate and is fun to shoot. I bought it the first time I heard the words "president-elect Bill Clinton".


45 posted on 01/30/2006 2:54:04 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Jimma

Robinson Armament's VEPR models or Global Trades AK's are probably going to be your best bet if you looking for quality, reasonably priced AK type rifles. Both are made here in America from imported parts.


46 posted on 01/30/2006 2:54:32 PM PST by kildak
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To: 1066AD
Buy another mini 30 and get a quality rifle. The stamped AK's work but they all look like they were finished with a bastard file.
47 posted on 01/30/2006 2:54:50 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Rakkasan1

Agreed.

It seems a fairly large number of Romanian made guns with milled receivers are finding their way to the market here in the U.S. so it might be easy to find one of those.

The important thing is milled not stamped.

Check on www.gunbroker.com which is a firearms auction site. There are always a lot of AKs on there.

Ignore the "Ask your Imam" and "Osama Envy" crowd as they are either ignorant or they are joking.

The AK-47 is an extremely reliable, fun to shoot, relatively accurate gun (I have a friend whose unmodified Russian made AK-47 will shoot a 2" 6 shot group at 100 yards).

It uses readily available, inexpensive ammunition, and is not more or less "dangerous" than any other semi-automatic firearm (I assume you are trying to get a semi-auto version as the fully auto AKs require a Federal Permit with relatively high fees and a lot of paperwork).


48 posted on 01/30/2006 2:56:01 PM PST by WayneS (Follow the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Jimma

Seriously, these are the best ones you can buy (legally!):

http://www.arsenalinc.com/about.htm


49 posted on 01/30/2006 2:59:22 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: kanecorp

Less expensive than the AR-15, very inexpensive ammo, and high reliability to name just a few reasons.


50 posted on 01/30/2006 2:59:43 PM PST by Tatze (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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