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Posted: 1/14/2006 11:36:12 AM EDT
Ok, I have a Romak than I like it, but I have the bug to buy something different in 7.62x39. A Mini 30, an AR in 7.62x39, maybe one of the nicer SKS's, maybe even one of those long barrel maadi's or somesuch, I dunno. Variety is the spice of life and all that, but I am curious what the "AK guys" think of the "other options". Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:44:45 AM EDT
get an sks, the mini 30 is not worth the extra money as they are pretty comparable accuracy wise. AR15s in 7.62x39 are pretty cool but decent mags can be a bit of a problem to get. or you could get an RPK built
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:47:42 AM EDT
VZ-58 it will take work though.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:52:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Variety is the spice of life and all that



Right. Try a different caliber.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:59:46 AM EDT
Thompson Contender makes both rifles and pistol in 7.62x39. they are single-shot, but extremely accurate.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:04:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Variety is the spice of life and all that



Right. Try a different caliber.



Good answer, but I neglected to mention that 7.62x39 *IS* the "other caliber. I have 4 AR's, 2 FAL's, an AR10.... and one lonely AK...
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:07:07 PM EDT
The Yugo SKSs are about the nicest around and are very affordable. They have a totally different operating system and 'feel' and are available in unissued condition.

The VZ-58 resembles an AK, but is totally different internally. They're expensive, but cool.

The Mini-30 probably isn't worth it. I have a Mini-14 and I love it, but you get more bang for your buck with an CAR or M4 type AR-15.

Vulcan arms makes the AR-47...an AR-15 in 7.62x39 that takes AK mags instead of rigged up AR mags. Probably your best bet. Vulcan can't build an AK worth a crap, but it's a lot easier to assemble an AR so this thing may work well.

Both Ruger and CZ make (or made) bolt rifles in 7.62x39.

If you just want a different style of gun but want to stick with the same theme, get an AK-74 clone. You'll be amazed at the difference in accuracy at long range between a 7.62x39 and 5.45x39 guns. You could also go with a WASR-3 or SAM-5 if you prefer 5.56x45.

Lastly, you could get a PSL and have some long range fun.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:20:17 PM EDT
Go the C&R route and find an Egyptian Rashid or Czech Vz52/57.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:54:16 PM EDT
get another ak. underfolder, rpk style etc.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:45:28 PM EDT
how about zastava mini mauser bolt action ? very nice gun
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:17:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:

Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Variety is the spice of life and all that



Right. Try a different caliber.



Good answer, but I neglected to mention that 7.62x39 *IS* the "other caliber. I have 4 AR's, 2 FAL's, an AR10.... and one lonely AK...



Oh, in that case I think a RPD or RPK would suite you quite well
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:30:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
The Yugo SKSs are about the nicest around and are very affordable. They have a totally different operating system and 'feel' and are available in unissued condition.

The VZ-58 resembles an AK, but is totally different internally. They're expensive, but cool.

The Mini-30 probably isn't worth it. I have a Mini-14 and I love it, but you get more bang for your buck with an CAR or M4 type AR-15.

Vulcan arms makes the AR-47...an AR-15 in 7.62x39 that takes AK mags instead of rigged up AR mags. Probably your best bet. Vulcan can't build an AK worth a crap, but it's a lot easier to assemble an AR so this thing may work well.

Both Ruger and CZ make (or made) bolt rifles in 7.62x39.

If you just want a different style of gun but want to stick with the same theme, get an AK-74 clone. You'll be amazed at the difference in accuracy at long range between a 7.62x39 and 5.45x39 guns. You could also go with a WASR-3 or SAM-5 if you prefer 5.56x45.

Lastly, you could get a PSL and have some long range fun.




Get a Chinese,Romanian, or Russian SKS. A chrome barrel is a much better than having a grenade launcher, unless you have a case of 22mm grenades in your basement or you're planning on finding some.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:01:37 PM EDT
crazy rare.........but.........

Get a Galil in 7.62x39..........good luck finding one.....and then affording it.

But they DID make em....took standard AK mags too......
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:04:53 PM EDT
Build a RPK or RPD if you got the $$$ ... ...

I don't think you would be dissapointed with either one ...
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:09:41 PM EDT
CZ 527 bolt action in 7.62x39 might be cool.

New England Firearms SB2 Single shot in 7.62x39, inexpensive and accurate.

1919 build in 7.62x39?? I hear it can be done.

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:15:32 PM EDT
Get a milled rifle,Chicim or Arsenal.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:33:31 PM EDT
SKS
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:02:44 PM EDT
How about a bolt gun like this Charles Daly Mini-Mauser in 7.62x39?


Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:09:31 PM EDT
id find a unissued yugo SKS if it had to be a 7.62x39

for a diffrent caliber,.....any AK-74 clone would do

for a AK-47 on sterioids,. and can reach out and touch anything you see,.......get a PSL in 7.62x54R

if you want another 5.56x45 that feels waaaaaaaaaay better that any ar when shooting,......get a Arsenal SA M5s
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:03:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:05:28 AM EDT
I heard somewhere that Lee Enfields could be hacked to chamber the 7.62X39 with the same barrel and action. If you have C&R you could get a real beater for cheap and it woould be a cool project. Just don't do it with a nice matching rifle!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:17:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
I heard somewhere that Lee Enfields could be hacked to chamber the 7.62X39 with the same barrel and action. If you have C&R you could get a real beater for cheap and it woould be a cool project. Just don't do it with a nice matching rifle!!



Somebody posted a pic and link to an Enfield from Australia in 7.62x39 that took AK mags not long ago.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:18:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 5:05:27 AM EDT by Accountant30339]

Originally Posted By BiggerStick47:

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
I heard somewhere that Lee Enfields could be hacked to chamber the 7.62X39 with the same barrel and action. If you have C&R you could get a real beater for cheap and it woould be a cool project. Just don't do it with a nice matching rifle!!



Somebody posted a pic and link to an Enfield from Australia in 7.62x39 that took AK mags not long ago.




That was me. Here is the linky 7.62*39 Bolt Guns

Accountant
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:19:52 PM EDT
Get an XCR when they come out.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:37:28 AM EDT
Russian SKS. Great shooter and a true piece of history.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:47:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
I heard somewhere that Lee Enfields could be hacked to chamber the 7.62X39 with the same barrel and action. If you have C&R you could get a real beater for cheap and it woould be a cool project. Just don't do it with a nice matching rifle!!



IIRC there have been some Carcano carbines rebarreled to 7.62x39 & modified to use AK mags (might have been single stack AK mags though).
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