Thinking about an AK-47! Thoughts/pointers?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by G17_Ian, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    I'm thinking about making and AK my next gun purchase. Anybody have any thoughts on what route I should take? Or anybody have one that they would recommend?
     
  2. ckuenzer331

    ckuenzer331 Member

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    I'm doing the same!!! Great post!
     

  3. Whats your price range?
     
  4. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    My buddy iRockGlock had an ak, he sold it and bought a dpms ar. From what he says the ar is way lighter and likes it alot better. It also shoots both 5.56 and .223 where the ak only shot 5.56.
     
  5. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    $700 to $800 tops
     
  6. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    Less if possible... But I don't want junk
     
  7. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    A buddy I shoot with a lot is lookin at an AR so I figure if I get an AK we'll have both covered when we hit the range
     
  8. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Sounds like a good idea. My buddy paid $710.00 out the door for hes ar. Good price imo.
     
  9. havik72

    havik72 Senior Member

    I own both, and inside 200 yards they are both sweet, but when you push distance with them the AK shows its weakness...unless you want to spend more out the door to tighten up the system and accurize it more to match the performance of the AR (DPMS in my case).
     
  10. AF1Sgt

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    The AK shoots 7.62x39...
     
  11. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    I was thinking that... But didn't want to put my foot in my mouth by trying to correct him and wind up being wrong myself!
     
  12. They do make some AK-74s chambered in 5.56, not very common though. I dont see how it could handle 5.56 and not .223...5.56 has the higher pressure.
     
  13. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Yea that one lol my bad
     
  14. I would say Arsenal in Las Vegas builds some very quality AKs, but they are a little higher than your price range. I personally own a Yugo M70ab2. They are very well made aks-the reciever on them is the same thickness as RPKs, so that adds durability. Also, they feature a stainless bolt and carrier. Only downside to them is the lack of a chrome lined barrel, but I dont shoot corrosive ammo so thats not a big deal to me. You can pick them up for around 550-6. All in all though, I would say put in some keyboard time and look at reviews-there are tons of forums that discuss different ak makes at length. P.S.-the yugos also have night sights
     

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  15. AF1Sgt

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    Just like alot of guns, an AK-47 can be chambered in various sizes. My 3 just all happen to be the most popular size 7.62 x 39.
     
  16. G17_Ian

    G17_Ian New Member

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    What kinds do you have?
     
  17. Shep482

    Shep482 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I would recommend a Century (yes! That's what I said) GP1975. Around 550$ maybe you can find it cheaper. 600+ rounds, no failure what so ever. I cannot vouch for WASR's . I think Century has got it together on this rifle. Is it the best ? No . Worst? Definitely not. Leaves room for some ammo and magazines.


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  18. AF1Sgt

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    Here in Albuquerque, i have a Romanian WASR 10/63 I bought new off a guy locally on Armslist for $400. He was asking $550, but i told him i'd bring him cash right now and he bit. That's what you get when you put in the add you "really need money." it came with a soft case, 8 x 30 rd mags, bayonet and sheath, broken shell extractor, rear side and top accessory mount and a few hundred rounds of ammo. It's sweet, all black and shoots great. My other 2 x AK's are in KY. I bought them for $200 and $250 both from a pawn shop and think they're century arms AK's. Haven't shot them in almost 12 years, but they're tough guns so i'm sure they still shoot as good as they did back then. My dad cleans them every month. I'll send/post pics of my AK i have here if you want. IMO, everyone should own at least 1 x AK!
     
  19. dslmac2

    dslmac2 New Member

    I have a Russian Izhmash AK and shot a friends Chinese MAK 90 this past weekend. Both are 7.62x39
     
  20. rickjames

    rickjames Hard Work! Dedication! Supporter

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    Check out some saigas