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#1 mslick1

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

I've been in the market for a 7.62x39 Saiga in the sporting configuration. I have looked online and in my local gun shops and they are all on backorder. I just shot the Saiga ak 47 from Arsenal at a local range and I really liked it. Besides arsenal, what other Ak brands do you guys recommend? I want something that is affordable but reliable and durable. There is just so many AK47 makers out there so I wanted feedback and opinions. The cheaper I can get one for, the better.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

I would say a Saiga is your best option!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

You get what you pay for most of the time. Cheap AK that goes BANG, buy a WASR. From there it goes up.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

If it's your first AK...the Arsenal SGL-21 is going to spoil you........It is a NICE gun!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

I would say a Saiga is your best option!

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this what you need if you are going to convert it
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150$ more and you get a IZMASH AK47

I forgot Vepr is the best :)

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

arsinal of bulgaria and izhmash are the best that I know of. I like milled reciever over stamped just my opinion
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

If it's your first AK...the Arsenal SGL-21 is going to spoil you........It is a NICE gun!


It sure is! But i think their too expensive. I'm not sure if I should spend that much money on it.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

I'm not sure if I should spend that much money on it.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

If you can find one, the norinco mak-90 is a good option as well. Very well built and you can find them around 500ish. You cant buy them new but you can search backpage or aution sites. RPK reciever thickness and a heavier barrel makes it a pretty good shooter.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Unless you are as cheap as I am get a Saiga. It is NEW and of good quality. Either convert it yourself, or buy one already done.
Personally, I built a $99 'rusty Romy' on a Nodak receiver - total cost about $200. But still needs paint.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:36 AM

It depends if you are looking for a pretty AK and bragging rights to owning a "superior" brand or simply an AK that goes "BANG" everytime the trigger is squeezed. I have Romy's that will run all day long alongside Russians and Bulgys.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:38 AM

I would get a century built AK74 sporter, those are the best, or a centurion 100% American made. Thats what the experts recommend, I think it was Gabe Suares who recommended them. Hes basically the greatest AK tactics teacher in the US if not the world...


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:33 AM

Cheap wasr 10-63 goes bang every time and with some work it will look pretty nice weather you like traditional wood or go commando on it a good refinish always helps cosmetics to some guys want the "best" of the "best" of it goes bang and holds descent groupings out to 200-300yds ur good unless you plan on fighting nazis across large fields and want extremely tight groups lol remember what typical fighting distances are

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:42 AM

First AK? WASR 10/63
In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

Cheap and reliable. WASR is it. If you like 5.45x39 get a Century Bulgarian AK74. Great rifle.




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