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Posted: 4/16/2016 9:59:19 AM EDT

Are the Arsenal SAM7 SF the best quality AK currently available?  Anyone here got one with many rounds fired?  I want to know the long term quality of it.  Thank
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 12:04:01 PM EDT
I only own one Ak and it's an Arsenal Sam 7sf. It's a an excellent quality AK and will last you a long time.

I prefer having a forged milled receiver.  It weighs more but they last longer.
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 2:05:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunguyfromnowhere:

Are the Arsenal SAM7 SF the best quality AK currently available?  Anyone here got one with many rounds fired?  I want to know the long term quality of it.  Thank
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The SAM7 series are arguably the best of the modern milled AK's. Preban milled variants, such as the Chinese Polytech Legends are just as good.

Whether or not the SAM7 is the best quality AK currently available is an impossibility to answer, as it ties into the never-ending debate of which is better; Stamped or Milled. Both have pros and cons.

In terms of current/recent production AK's, many would argue that the stamped AK's with thicker receivers (1.5mm-1.6mm) such as the Russian Vepr's with RPK receivers are the best. All or most of the preban Chicom stamped rifles had these thicker stamped receivers to mimic the torsional ridgidity of milled receivers at less build cost and time.

If it helps, I bought a SAM7SF back when they first released, and it's still my favorite full size AK. If I could only have one modern stamped AK right now, it would be a SLR107 or an SGL21

Link Posted: 4/16/2016 2:27:03 PM EDT
I bought one a few months ago.  Just as good quality as my vepr imo.  I have only shot it once.  I was double tapping a 6 inch plate at 100 yards with relative ease.  Imo it has a very smooth recoil impulse.  I also really like the longer LOP on the SAM than the triangle folder on the slr107 along with the new safety.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 5:04:34 PM EDT
The SAM7SF is a great rifle. I have owned AKs since the late 1980s, and I believe my SAM7SF is the best I have owned. It is smooth, accurate, reliable, well made, and STURDY.  

If I were to buy a custom AK from one of the well known makers, I do not believe I would get one better made than my SAM7SF.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 5:46:57 PM EDT
There really is no single "best quality AK currently available." You're not getting off that easy.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 8:11:48 PM EDT
I've had my sam7R since Clinton ban days she's neutered, but still banging away very accurately.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:43:33 PM EDT
I have a SAS-M7  (milled underfolder)  over 5k rounds through it, not a single malfunction.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:49:38 PM EDT

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I have a SAS-M7  (milled underfolder)  over 5k rounds through it, not a single malfunction.
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that's a fairly high round count in my book, how are the innards looking ?

 
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:21:22 AM EDT

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that's a fairly high round count in my book, how are the innards looking ?  
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Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:

I have a SAS-M7  (milled underfolder)  over 5k rounds through it, not a single malfunction.
that's a fairly high round count in my book, how are the innards looking ?  
Bolt carriage is showing some finish wear but that's it. Nothing that affects function.

 
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:59:58 PM EDT

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Bolt carriage is showing some finish wear but that's it. Nothing that affects function.  
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Originally Posted By j0rdanj:


Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:

I have a SAS-M7  (milled underfolder)  over 5k rounds through it, not a single malfunction.
that's a fairly high round count in my book, how are the innards looking ?  
Bolt carriage is showing some finish wear but that's it. Nothing that affects function.  
Nice.  Cant wait to get out of school for the semester so I can put some rounds through mine.  

 
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 1:13:32 PM EDT
I bought a SAM7SF84 about 2 months ago, first AK I've personally owned.  Less than 300 rounds through it, flawless shooter in 2 range trips.  Shot a few AK's before years ago(during a 90's SKS phase) never that impressed really, fondled multiple Ak's while trying to figure out what to buy in the last 3-4 months.  I bit the bullet so to speak(steep price!) on the Sam7, but I can't say enough about the build quality, just a solid firearm.  And I was pleasantly surprised by the trigger, was not expecting a good trigger at all.  Bulgaria, who'd have thunk it...  Not me anyway.

I have 3 firearms that will not leave my possession until the day I become worm food, an 03A3 family heirloom from my Grandfather, a Garand I just freaking love to shoot and this new SAM7.  Everything else is a toy or tool that can come/go with the right price or the shifting of a whim.

Hking
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I bought a SAM7SF84 about 2 months ago, first AK I've personally owned.  Less than 300 rounds through it, flawless shooter in 2 range trips.  Shot a few AK's before years ago(during a 90's SKS phase) never that impressed really, fondled multiple Ak's while trying to figure out what to buy in the last 3-4 months.  I bit the bullet so to speak(steep price!) on the Sam7, but I can't say enough about the build quality, just a solid firearm.  And I was pleasantly surprised by the trigger, was not expecting a good trigger at all.  Bulgaria, who'd have thunk it...  Not me anyway.





I have 3 firearms that will not leave my possession until the day I become worm food, an 03A3 family heirloom from my Grandfather, a Garand I just freaking love to shoot and this new SAM7.  Everything else is a toy or tool that can come/go with the right price or the shifting of a whim.





Hking
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This was a surprise for me as well.  The trigger was head and shoulders above the one that came on my 107fr  


 
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Arsenal SAS M7 with a little over 5k rounds out of it. It was manufactured by Arsenal right after the Assault ban expired. I paid $450 for it in a pawn shop around 2005 or 2006, it had only been test fired then, I guess the guy who pawned it didn't like it. Also don't think the guy at the pawn shop know that it was a $$$ AK  vs a cheapo WASR. Of course I bought it before they realized it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:07:58 PM EDT
What is a good price for a used Sam7-SF?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:35:14 PM EDT
I'd say 1k-1200 depending on condition and location.  I paid 1300 for mine new
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:40:54 PM EDT
One for sale $1100 local to me. Little heavier than I like though.
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One for sale $1100 local to me. Little heavier than I like though.
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Pretty decent price.  Stick with stamped if you like lighter

 
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