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Posted: 9/2/2010 5:45:36 PM EDT
I see that the price of the AR's are dropping but I never hear anything about WASR's. Where is the best place to get a good deal on a WASR. I have a MAK 90 and it wants a friend.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:01:08 PM EDT
Having had a couple of Mak 90's and WASR's, you'll be disappointed in the WASR. The fit and finish are nowhere near as good and if you get a canted front sight it will drive you buggy every time you look at it. It'll shoot fine and be functional though.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 9:45:13 AM EDT
Get it. Nowhere near as nice as the MAK but it will give you a beater model.

CS
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:20:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 3:34:25 AM EDT by ComputerGeekGunFreak]
Maybe I'm the exception here but I have owned some pretty nice AK's, and still do actually, and a couple months ago I picked up a WASR 10/63 that I'm really happy with. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that 10 years ago the first firearm I ever bought was a WASR. So maybe it's a sentimental things. However, there's just something about a rifle that you can abuse and love at the same time. Something you don't have to baby and worry if it gets scratched or whatever. That's attractive to me.

I say if you want a WASR, get one! If you don't like it, you can surely get at least what you paid for it. As long as you get it for about $400.

Check the EE. Just saw one listed for $280. Other than that, check out these places.

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/
http://www.aimsurplus.com/default.aspx
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/
http://www.jgsales.com
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:28:26 AM EDT
my line of thinking was why pay double the cost for a gun i plan on abusing anyways? it's not like an Arsenal is going to give the user some amazing improvement in accuracy over a WASR; it just looks a lot prettier.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:55:23 AM EDT
Wasr's can be poorly fitted and poor finish, and actual mechanical flaws, both of which can be alleviated by an in person inspection. I would NEVER buy a Wasr sight unseen. When I bought mine, I went to 4 differant dealers (gunshow). One would function...except the bolt would get halfway back and jam, requiring a smack to get shut....Two had canted sights. The 4th was good. The one I got.

It's been reliable after a short breakin, plenty accurate for an AK. Arsenals will be slightly more reliable/durable long-term.

That said, I'm glad I only paid $430 VS the $750+. Mine works. that's what matters. Cosmetically, I don't care. And at least $200 of Arsenal's price is cosmetic. They're good, but even they have troubles occasionally.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:14:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 2:14:52 PM EDT by ComputerGeekGunFreak]
"except the bolt would get halfway back and jam, requiring a smack to get shut"

Pretty much every AK I've used does this. It's because the bolt rides over the Fire Control Group. Only after several hundred/thousand rounds or polishing the parts that rub against each other does it get smoother.

"Arsenals will be slightly more reliable/durable long-term."

Why? What do you mean?

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:37:54 PM EDT
I have a WASR, a SAR and a Arsenal SLG20. The Arsenal is great, the SAR is great, the WASR is great. None of the above mentioned guns has ever had a failure to feed with the excepton of one round of wolf that had a primer seated incorrectly.All the above mentioned guns feed any crap you put in their magazines. Brown Bear, Black Bear ,Wolf - it doesn't matter. The G2 trigger on the WASR is in my opinion, slightly better then the Arsenal. My Wasr shoots Left about 4 inches at 50 yards, I have no problem walking them into the black and I'm a lousy shot. Let me repeat myself; the WASR is great in my opinion, goes bang every time you pull the trigger, just like a gun should,
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