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Posted: 1/9/2006 6:57:19 PM EDT
Thinking of purchasing a pre-ban Polytech AKM in 5.56x45. Are they as reliable as their counterpart 7.62s?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:09:35 PM EDT
One thing that you should know, the Polytech .223 took a mag that is different than the Norinco. Hard to find and pricey. It should be just as reliable as a 7.62 AK.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:19:38 PM EDT
Absolutely be careful here my man. Poly Techologies made an AKS model (underfoilding "pig sticker" bayonet) model in 223. This used AK-47 form factro mags that are damn hard to find. Norinco used AK-74 form factor mags. Think $100 apiece for the Poly Tech mags and $500 for a drum.

Beautiful gun (I passed on one) but the mags are a bad surprise. If you love that Poly AKS look (who doesn't) pick up a 7.62 firearm. What a classic.

Norinco 84s doesn't have quite the soul of the Poly - but is a rugged beauty in its own right (at much lower cost).

My Norinco 5.56 is one of my favorite shooters - utterly reliable and less perceived recoil than the average 5.45x39 due to the heft of the Norinco build.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:48:31 PM EDT
Thank you, fellas. I see someone else was asking about 5.56 AKs. I should have read further down the threads.
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