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Posted: 3/13/2011 8:43:26 AM EST
Who makes or imports a long barrelled AK-47 style gun?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:24:40 AM EST
Do you mean a Dragonuv type rifle? Your question is unclear.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:36:32 AM EST
The PTR-32 is probably the most accurate sem-auto rifle you're going to find in that caliber. It takes certain AK-47 mags although the action is HK. The barrel is much longer than an AK so even with irons accuracy will be much better than an AK...
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:50:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 10:54:49 AM EST by Slugball]
Russian-American Armory imports 20-inch barreled Saiga (AK action) rifles in 7.62x39. With good ammo they're capable of great accuracy. Arsenal Inc. has made and might still make some long-barreled RPK-style rifles. Arsenal rifles are extremely well-made.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:52:54 AM EST
the only one currently available is a Century Arms Romanian import.....AES-10. There were a bunch of Chinese pre-ban and early ban era. IIRC some Century Arms/ Egyptian/ Chinese hi-brids had long barrels.

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Link Posted: 3/13/2011 12:38:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By fearme:
The PTR-32 is probably the most accurate sem-auto rifle you're going to find in that caliber. It takes certain AK-47 mags although the action is HK. The barrel is much longer than an AK so even with irons accuracy will be much better than an AK...


All other things being equal,. bbl. length is a negative factor WRT accuracy (longer bbl. = increased harmonic amplitude).

That said, the PTR-32 is a very interesting design. I've been surprised it hasn't gotten more attention here.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:32:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Master_Blaster:
Originally Posted By fearme:
The PTR-32 is probably the most accurate sem-auto rifle you're going to find in that caliber. It takes certain AK-47 mags although the action is HK. The barrel is much longer than an AK so even with irons accuracy will be much better than an AK...


All other things being equal,. bbl. length is a negative factor WRT accuracy (longer bbl. = increased harmonic amplitude).

That said, the PTR-32 is a very interesting design. I've been surprised it hasn't gotten more attention here.


Yep... I just picked one up. 1.5 MOA from a bench with Hornady SST factory ammo at 100 yards with irons and relatively bad eyes. Amazed me. I can't wait to see what somebody can do with a scope and handloads.

I had to modify the AK magazine lips a bit to fix a feeding problem but then she runs 100%.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:38:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:52:09 AM EST
Optimum barrel length for 7.62x39 is only ~20" (SKS barrel length). 7.62x39 AK's also have loose chambers and rather thin barrels, which doesn't help accuracy.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:27:16 PM EST
Might look for a norico nhm-91, 20" heavy barrel
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