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Posted: 1/13/2006 10:37:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 10:39:56 PM EDT by Bachelor_of_Science]
And why?

Milled, stamped receivers, underfolders, side folders, fixed stocks, wood, synthetic, 7.62x39, 5.45x39?

I know this question has been asked a million times, but I'm relatively new to the AK playground, so I'd like to see what your opinions are.

Thanks.

Bud
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:54:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 12:07:44 AM EDT by Commando223]
Arsenal SA M7 Carbine

The only stamped AK I've shot is my friends Romanian SAR-1, It's a nice rifle but I really like my milled Arsenal alot more. It's not as heavy as I thought it would be and it's so solid.

I've only used 7.62x39mm rifles so I cant really say anything about 5.45, 5.56.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:59:03 PM EDT
any ak with a third hole.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:06:40 AM EDT
My Veprs. Heavy duty reciever, heavy barrel and comfortable butt stock that is the best leangth for me and it out shoots my Romanian and Bulgarian as far as accuracy. The K(carbine) is not bad on weight at all to me however the 20" does feel a little front heavy.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:13:14 AM EDT
My all time favorite-
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:34:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stottman:
My all time favorite-
img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/Stottman/356-777.jpg

+1 Valmet M62!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:52:54 AM EDT
Chinese Polytech with folding spike bayonet.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:32:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:16:58 AM EDT
For me it's any that actually look like an AK, Stamped or milled...Oh and the only accessory on one is a scope on the rail
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:13:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jicky:
For me it's any that actually look like an AK, Stamped or milled...Oh and the only accessory on one is a scope on the rail



Hmmm.......Jicky, I know there's a message in there somewhere.......................

For me it's the beloved.....................VEPR!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:13:29 AM EDT
Arsenal SA-M7
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:23:34 AM EDT
my favorite AK is SBR bulgi krink in 5.45x39 use for under 50 yards
over 50 yards i like Maadi in 7.62x39
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:28:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:30:54 AM EDT

I love them all for different reasons. It's a disease with no cure.


Bingo.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:58:21 PM EDT
me 2


Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
Chinese Polytech with folding spike bayonet.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:20:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BiggerStick47:

Originally Posted By Jicky:
For me it's any that actually look like an AK, Stamped or milled...Oh and the only accessory on one is a scope on the rail



Hmmm.......Jicky, I know there's a message in there somewhere.......................

For me it's the beloved.....................VEPR!



Yeah I saw that too.
I love my VEPR and MY underfolder MAK 90........But all in all I think the coolest looking AK on the planet would have to be an SBRd Krink side or underfolder, One day I will get one too.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:31:56 PM EDT
The one I built most recently, or the one I'm going to build next!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:10:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 6:12:45 PM EDT by Kalahnikid]
That one with the banjo stock

ETA:My dream is a Galil though.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:13:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 6:16:41 PM EDT by xcibes]
Stottman, that is an awesome picture although the rifle is not my choice. For me, make it a Russian AKM. Since I cannot have one, the next best thing is my Hungarian clone shown below. I have yet to shoot it but it is so lightweight especially when compared to to AK47.



After that come a good Type III AK47. It is just solid and to me it looks elegant.


Soon to be re-born!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:36:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That one with the banjo stock




Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:55:53 PM EDT
I guess any NON-Tactical AK...Other than a scope/red dot on the optic rail I don't want to see any shit hanging from my AK. Sorry, I'm more traditional.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:47:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 5:36:27 PM EDT by Bachelor_of_Science]
I prefer milled receivers, for many of the reasons already stated. However, I also like stamped receiver AKs, specifically with fixed buttstocks.

I have an SA M-7 Carbine and an SLR-100 (Gordon Technologies). Had a "Classic" but sold it. (I'm such a dumbass).

I plan on adding this stamped AKM very soon, hopefully.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:00:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 8:01:44 PM EDT by fadedsun]

Originally Posted By xcibes:
Stottman, that is an awesome picture although the rifle is not my choice. For me, make it a Russian AKM. Since I cannot have one, the next best thing is my Hungarian clone shown below. I have yet to shoot it but it is so lightweight especially when compared to to AK47.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/AKM/DSCN0776.jpg

After that come a good Type III AK47. It is just solid and to me it looks elegant.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/AK-AKML.jpg
Soon to be re-born!




What kind of finish on the Hungarian clone?


My favorite kind of AK would either be a milled SAM in either 5.45 or 7.62, or any AKM.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:18:58 PM EDT
My favorite AK is my M-5 but the only rifle that I regret selling was my Galil AR ...
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:59:40 PM EDT
Ak's are just like hot women, too many and I like them all!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:24:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:42:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 5:57:29 AM EDT by xcibes]

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By xcibes:
Stottman, that is an awesome picture although the rifle is not my choice. For me, make it a Russian AKM. Since I cannot have one, the next best thing is my Hungarian clone shown below. I have yet to shoot it but it is so lightweight especially when compared to to AK47.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/AKM/DSCN0776.jpg

After that come a good Type III AK47. It is just solid and to me it looks elegant.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/xcibes/AK-AKML.jpg
Soon to be re-born!




What kind of finish on the Hungarian clone?


My favorite kind of AK would either be a milled SAM in either 5.45 or 7.62, or any AKM.



I bought the Hungarian AKM from a fellow board member but it was built by Crhis at AK-USA. generally he uses a propietary finish, some sort of enamel-type coating. You can send him the picture and ask him to be sure.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:11:25 AM EDT
My Faves are
1st VEPR
2nd Arsenal SLR 101
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:35:40 AM EDT




The reasoning should be obvious.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:12:58 AM EDT
What is my fav AK?? i wonder if the tribe out there will think of this as a AK? But lets try and see if someone will agree or disagree with me? The best AK out there is South African-made and issued as standard service rifle for the Army, Air Force, Medical Health Services (Yes, the SA Medic is armed and authorized to carry), and the Navy is only now trading the old FN FAL.

What makes this weapon is good?

First let me tell you it is a 5.56x45mm and the most improved copy of the AK. It was pirated from the AK and the Galil and improved all the way. All the "troubles" of the AK was sorted out and the R4-variant is accurate up to 500m plus.

It comes in three pure variants and one bull-pup design.

R4
Type: Gas-operated
Calibre: 5.56x45mm
Mass: 4.3kg empty
5.1kg with nylon 35-round magizine
Mag Capacity: 35 or 50
Barrel length: 460mm
Muzzle velocity: 980m/s
Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute

In the opinion of Heimoed/Romer Heitman of Jane's Defence Weekly:

"The R4 is a conventional gas-operated, rotating-bolt assault rifle. Related to the Galil, it differs from the other assault rifles in the degree of attention paid to toughness. This has resulted in a rather heavy weapon, made even heavier by the standard fitting of a bipod. This does, however, make the weapon very steady to fire.
The R4 is replacing the FN-FAL-based R1 in SA Army service. A Short-barrel version, the R5, is also entering service, in most cases as a replacement for the sub-machine-gun." From SA Arms and Armour by Heitman (1988), Struik Publishers.

In my own opinion:

The R4 was the rifle on which I did my training as well as Infantry combat training. In more rounds than I care to remember I only had one stopage and this was due to a faulty round and not the weapon itself.

Drop me a IM if you want to chat more!!!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:00:54 AM EDT
How bout' a picture? I thought the SIG 551/2 was the most advanced AK. Interesting.
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