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11/21/12 | Tigerone

Posted on 11/21/2012 11:52:18 AM PST by tiger-one

I am looking for an AK47. The Russian AK’s are gone or the price is beyond my budget. What is in-line as the next in quality AK, by country of manufacture?


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1 posted on 11/21/2012 11:52:20 AM PST by tiger-one
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To: tiger-one

Romanian SAR1 or SAR2 are the best quality stamped receiver AKs, IMO. Stay away from Chinese (Norinco)


2 posted on 11/21/2012 11:53:09 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: tiger-one

http://centerfiresystems.com/ak_firearms.aspx


3 posted on 11/21/2012 11:57:23 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tiger-one

The VEPR’s are the highest quality Russian made AKs but the magazines are expensive ad proprietary


4 posted on 11/21/2012 12:01:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tiger-one

You can save some money, doing what news reporters do.

Buy a bb gun or a pellet gun.

Call it an AK 47.

You’re all set.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:39 PM PST by lurk
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To: tiger-one

Also 5.45x39 ammo is the cheapest ammo on the market currently.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tiger-one

Look into the Bulgarian made Arsenal SLR-101S stamped or milled if you can afford it. One of the best there is.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 12:03:40 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: tiger-one

note: 5.45x39 makes it an AK74


8 posted on 11/21/2012 12:03:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DarthVader

I agree. Bulgies are high quality.
Yugos and Polish are nice too


9 posted on 11/21/2012 12:06:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tiger-one

Prices have gotten stupid. Need to build my $120 Romanian kits.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 12:29:01 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: tiger-one

I am seeing a lot of Russian models available at Gun Broker. Just have it shipped to your FFL.

I saw a lot still available at the gun show here last weekend.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 12:32:08 PM PST by mnehring
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To: gundog

WooHoo! $200 AK!


12 posted on 11/21/2012 12:33:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Or .223 caliber in AMERICAN comrade;)
13 posted on 11/21/2012 12:34:52 PM PST by Happy Rain ("11/6/2012=Suffrage for the selfish and shiftless has damned America to socialist perdition.")
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To: Happy Rain

Indeed, but 5.45x39 is CHEAP!! and performs about the same.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 12:44:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tiger-one

A Yugo SKS from Fleet Farm is about $300, I think.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 12:47:04 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Happy Rain

I have a Yugo in .223, and it is by far the best AK I have ever owned. Even lucked into a case of 20 magazines for it (slightly modified AK74 mags) a few years back. I got it for under $400 10 years ago, but they still pop up sometimes in the $500-$600 range. Mags are a bit hard to find now though


16 posted on 11/21/2012 12:47:57 PM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: mylife

I figgered ‘em at about $250. That’s including the cost of the homemade press.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 12:56:29 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: tiger-one

I have a Romanian. Very good sturdy rifle. Kinda shaky with my thirty rounder in it. But hey if it shoots straight and hits its target not to bad. Love it.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:00:57 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: tiger-one
I can't send any links because I am behind a firewall, but I highly recommend Bud's Gun Shop
19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:00:57 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: gundog
Still. ☺
20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:03:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
yeah...but gotta use US mags at that price. Worth the cost of admission just playing barrel pin roulette in the house. Those puppies break with an awful noise. :)
21 posted on 11/21/2012 1:15:34 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Caveat Emptor with Bud's Gun Shop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1XlwkA9u54

22 posted on 11/21/2012 2:30:26 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
Gee, a business with a disgruntled customer.

Never seen that before.

23 posted on 11/21/2012 3:50:57 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: tiger-one

Egyptian Maudis are suppose to be high quaility, but possible hard to come by.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 4:44:58 PM PST by MachIV
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To: rarestia
Romanian SAR1 or SAR2 are the best quality stamped receiver AKs, IMO. Stay away from Chinese (Norinco)

Actually, Norinco Mak 90s are quite good, particularly the milled ones, but none have been imported for years.
25 posted on 11/21/2012 5:00:17 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: tiger-one
Interesting thread -- (Caveat emptor: Maybe the only reason I find the thread interesting is because I know nothing about AK-47s!!)
26 posted on 11/21/2012 5:23:13 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: tiger-one
I recently bought a Hungarian AMD-65 from Bud's.

Nice little side-folder AK variant that runs like a sewing machine.

It's also currently the cheapest AK on the market at $469.00 shipped from Bud's.

27 posted on 11/21/2012 11:42:50 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: altsehastiin
Norinco Mak 90s are quite good, particularly the milled ones

Milled receivers are always going to be superior to stamped, but since this FReeper was looking for advice on cheaper AKs, Romanian stamped is the way to go. Maadis also aren't terrible, but I've had some trigger groups that didn't fit quite right in them.

I had an AK receiver milled for a custom auto job I did a while back, and that thing was indestructible. I had the tolerances dialed up real tight, and the damn thing gobbled up 550 rds of ammo without flinching. It sold for over $1200, though.

28 posted on 11/22/2012 6:54:05 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SIDENET

I bought one of those too a couple of years ago. I really like it and have never had any problems out of it. It is very loud and the muzzle brake makes it hard on shooters next to you at the range. Everybody that shoots it really likes it.


29 posted on 11/24/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by jospehm20
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