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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 11/4/2009 7:37:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 7:40:06 PM EST by Beamy]
Well?

I currently don't have an AK, I've heard awesome stuff about both of these two. I'll eventually get both, but I'm not sure which one I want first?


what says ARFcom?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:38:57 PM EST
Get the VZ.58 first.. They will go up in price exponentially compared to the AK over the course of time...

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 10:32:37 PM EST
74: cheaper ammo
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 10:33:21 PM EST
Vz.58

Looking to get one myself.

Get a genuine one from Czechpoint and be happy.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 10:36:33 PM EST
The Vz.58 isn't an AK.

I voted for AK-74 for an AK, plus ammo is ridiculously cheap and readily available at the moment. 7.62x39mm is hard to find right now. Otherwise, the Vz.58 is a good choice.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:08:08 AM EST
Get the 74, it has greater parts commonality than the VZ-58. You can get magazines from several different countries. I bought a Tantal which is the Polish AK-74, it is a great shooter, accurate, and has just a little more recoil than a 10-22.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:13:16 AM EST
Yeah Id hold off the the VZ since it uses a proprietary mag. If you are buying it for SHTF purposes just get a standard AK, that way if need be you can pick up mags along the way from the fuckers who cant shoot.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:16:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
74: cheaper ammo


This, but get the VZ 58 next
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:27:19 AM EST
The Czechpoint VZ 58 is extremely sweet, it's my favorite 762x39 rifle. Neither one is ideal for SHTF on account of rarity of parts and nearly 100% imported ammo. It should probably come down to which round you like better, decide based on that.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:31:29 AM EST
VZ-58... high quality, and still can be found for a good price. AK-74's are still overpriced from Obamanation, and most of what you see out there is low-end Century builds (keyholing bullets, canted sights, etc). Plus, if Russian ammo imports stop, no US makers produce 5.45x39 ammo or reloading components.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:21:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By Outsydlooknin75:
Yeah Id hold off the the VZ since it uses a proprietary mag. If you are buying it for SHTF purposes just get a standard AK, that way if need be you can pick up mags along the way from the fuckers who cant shoot.


You can charge a VZ-58 with SKS stripper clips, so you can easily get by with the 2 mags provided.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:07:35 AM EST
I looked on centerfire systems and atlantic firearms sites. They both have some sweet looking AK74s at some decent prices
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:24:29 AM EST
Get the vz58 you might not always been able to get one. The milled reciever is nice and they are so smooth compared to a ak. THere is alot les felt recoil with my vz over the standard ak imo. Here is mine it was a akforum special edition 1 of 50 they did so its got all the correct markings, bayo lug and muzzle break.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:38:39 AM EST
I think you know which I voted for.

It represents the subtle middle finger the Czechs gave to the soviets. "Fuck you, we'll do it better our own way"
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