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Posted: 10/12/2005 5:03:11 PM EDT
I think I have decided to trade one of my 7.62 ak's for a .223 one. I understand that not all .223/5.56 Ak's use the same mags. I think a SAR3 or WASR3 are my best choices. How much should I expect to pay for mags, how available are they? Will bulgy mags work?
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:17:42 PM EDT
See if you can still find a milled Arsenal 5.56.

I wish I would have picked one up now.

Oh well the PS90 will have to do.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:05:49 PM EDT
got this un-wraped and warmed up after waiting for a local shop to find it

its the ARSENAL SA M5s in 5.56 with 14mm reverse threads, and bayo lug

very very very nice,..super smooth lite recoil, mild bark

the mags like this are out there but they are way up there in price,. a set of 5 will run 250-350

there are other bulgy types of mags out there but they are getting hard to find
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:02:57 PM EDT
IM jnewt and buy his milled 5.56 custom rifle.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:23:35 PM EDT
Check out the Norinco 84s for something with a little more soul!  

The prices on these "preban" rifles have come down quite a bit ($700-$800 for used/excellent fixed stock), have great FCG parts, and it is a joy to own given the Bush#1 import ban.

The Chinese stamped receivers are about as thick as milled receivers, and mags run around $30 per and are built like normal 47 mags (robust).  

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 4:34:07 AM EDT
If I were to do a 5.56 AK I think I would go with a milled gun. Reason being is that I hear nothing but good about them.Quick shooters due to the extra weight. If I could find one of those Arsenal's with the threaded barrel and lug I would seriously consider it.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:17:16 AM EDT
Go for a Galil!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:46:07 AM EDT
There are still several SA M-5S's available here: Auction Arms

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 7:22:22 AM EDT
I am primarily getting a .223 for my wife to shoot. I thought I'd put plum furniture on it for her. I am not trying to go high end. I think a SAR3 will do.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 7:41:34 AM EDT

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 9:35:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 12:08:52 PM EDT
I like my SAR3, but I've put a few extra bucks into it. Nice furniture, RSA hammer, and a home refinish job with Norrel's in SOCOM black. I picked up 4 mags and a pouch for a good price a while back. It runs flawlessly and is surprisiingly accurate, something to do with the Bulgy barrel I think.
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