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Posted: 1/22/2006 3:44:00 PM EDT
Ok I want one AK for the collection . Just one .
I don't want to go crazy on the cash , but I don't want a POS .
Lets say between $500-700.

What would you buy and why?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 3:45:31 PM EDT
Yugo Underfolder. Nice style. And I've always wanted one since Iraq the first time I went. The Iraqi Tabuk is just like the Yugo Underfolder.

And there are kits all over now! You can get a complete nice weapon for like 400.00!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:02:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:04:54 PM EDT
Arsenal Inc. Pick your favorite.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:04:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
For that kind of money, Arsenal Inc. SA-M7 Carbine.

Highest quality rifle in that price range.



+1
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:08:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BulletBait:
Arsenal Inc. Pick your favorite.

+37
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:40:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:02:14 PM EDT
Heck, for that money, buy a MAK90, a sack full of mags and a K of ammo. You'll enjoy owning and shooting the MAK90 just as much as the pricey one.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:04:23 PM EDT
I say a Vector Underfolder, a classic look and style. If it's just 1 for a collection, I think the underfolders are the most interesting looking.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:17:39 PM EDT
Just 1, shame on you. Look for a good norinco underfolder or arsenal. 1 becomes 10 pretty quick unless you want more than 1 dont start, its worse than drinking.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:23:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:29:59 PM EDT
I vote for a VEPR II or VEPR K. I have only one AK and it's a VEPR II, I couldn't be happier, I think my second one will be a Romanian PSL and then I'll be done for a long time.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:57:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
Ok I want one AK for the collection . Just one .
I don't want to go crazy on the cash , but I don't want a POS .
Lets say between $500-700.

What would you buy and why?



If your going to have just one.... Get yourself an Arsenal Milled AK. Sam 7 or even a SLR101S $500 . The very best AK I own. I have some that cost more but don't hold water to the MILLED Arsenal. Nuff said, Move out puke, WarDawg
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:01:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 5:02:10 AM EDT by Jicky]

Originally Posted By P806:
Heck, for that money, buy a MAK90, a sack full of mags and a K of ammo. You'll enjoy owning and shooting the MAK90 just as much as the pricey one.



+1..And then put the right compliance parts on so you can make it look like a AK...Or get an Arsenal...
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:16:07 AM EDT
The problem is, not only is there no single "best" AK, there is also no single representative model. There are enough significant, and appealable differences between milled, stamped, European, Chinese, standard stock, underfolding, sidefolding, 7.62mm, 5.45mm, mil-clone and customized that you may start with one, but you will not stop with one. I was at a friend's house and he probably had 15 already and another 5 to build. Now I don't feel the need for that much variety, nor do I have my own platoon requiring equipment, but I'm at 4 and that may, I say again, may be enough. We'll see.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:28:24 AM EDT
Depends on what kind of collection it is. If its a collection of guns from around the world. I would not suggest a VEPR. Because "They are not a traditional looking AK" I would go with something wood all the way around Like a vector classic. If you are looking for a gun just to say I have an An AR-15, an UZI, An AK-47......... Then go with the VEPR K in 7.62, Highest quality for the money, or look up a converted MAK 90 on the EE. You need to decide if you want looks or quality.

Oh yeah Arsenals are OK too
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:02:12 AM EDT
For $500, you could buy a Romanian AIM parts set, a receiver, a 12 ton press, and all the jigs and tooling you would need to build it up.

When you're done, you'll have a Kalashnikov, all the tooling and knowledge, and maybe some $ left over for ammo.

And maybe you'll want to build another, and another ...

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:05:52 AM EDT
Any Arsenal +1
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:08:18 AM EDT
+1...

I lost my AK in a trade, I'm in the market for another myself....

Gotta do something with my 1,000 rounds of ammo, 7 mags and chinese drum.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:52:28 AM EDT
I have....... Bought 2 new Norincos, bought 12 kits, built 4, have them in 7.62 & 5.45. Now looking for one in .223! Baaaaad habit, but fun. Good luck with "one".
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:08:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:50:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
+1...

I lost my AK in a trade, I'm in the market for another myself....

Gotta do something with my 1,000 rounds of ammo, 7 mags and chinese drum.


Give them to me!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:39:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
Ok I want one AK for the collection . Just one .



Who are you kidding?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:49:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
Ok I want one AK for the collection . Just one .



Who are you kidding?

My self probably .
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:32:18 AM EDT


One AK to rule them all, One AK to find them, One AK to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them... to the Dark Side...
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:14:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 12:16:05 PM EDT by Templar]
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:15:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:34:33 PM EDT
Get an Arsenal. For sure.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:43:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 4:46:52 AM EDT by SelectFire]

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
Ok I want one AK for the collection . Just one .



Yeah sure.....



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