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Posted: 2/25/2006 12:08:36 PM EDT
Build? Buy? What model?

Thx guys!

-Read
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:10:23 PM EDT
well stealing would be the cheapest route to getting a 5.56 AK...

but out of the options you listed, id say get a WASR-3, or SAR-3......or if you dont mind, get a Saiga in .223 and convert it to use high cap mags....
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:16:11 PM EDT
What's the going price on a SAR-3 these days? I have a WASR-10, and I'm completely happy with it, I'm just envious of dimples.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:21:40 PM EDT
$380-440 for a stock/standard SAR-3

they are on the EE once in a while, but go FAST...they are hot items lately

in the past they couldnt give them away, because the issue of mags (now we have Weigers), plus people poo-poo'd the .223 AK
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:23:40 PM EDT
Thanks for the info man
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:46:29 PM EDT
We have ALWAYS had the Weiger mags for the SAR-3. interordnance sells them really cheap to this day. They were actually designed and produced in Germany for the SAR-3 IIRC.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:21:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 6:27:02 PM EDT by Mak]

Originally Posted By vatolocal:
We have ALWAYS had the Weiger mags for the SAR-3. interordnance sells them really cheap to this day. They were actually designed and produced in Germany for the SAR-3 IIRC.




Wrong.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:26:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vatolocal:
We have ALWAYS had the Weiger mags for the SAR-3. interordnance sells them really cheap to this day. They were actually designed and produced in Germany for the SAR-3 IIRC.




Wrong. The SAR-3 is a Romanian rifle. The mags were produced for an East German rifle (Stg940/Weiger ?) but East Germany no longer exists. Sold as surplus and work in the Romanian SAR-3 rifle.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:40:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Readmenace:
Build? Buy? What model?

Thx guys!

-Read



Just wait a couple of months for a Sig 556. AK design and AR mags. Supposedly under a grand and got the Sig warranty backing it up instead of relying on CAI's QC.

wganz

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:42:29 PM EDT
Is it worth it for all the hassles with mags and stuff?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:14:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buzter:
Is it worth it for all the hassles with mags and stuff?



SAR3s are worth it...I love mine.

I paid like $370 or so for the rifle by itself, $420 or so for the rifle, sling, kvar furn set, and 4 NIW weigers..

I wish we had kits of that EG rifle the weiger mags were made for..thatd be sweet.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 10:10:14 PM EDT
a sig ak47? i just creamed in my pants
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:16:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By Readmenace:
Build? Buy? What model?

Thx guys!

-Read



Just wait a couple of months for a Sig 556. AK design and AR mags. Supposedly under a grand and got the Sig warranty backing it up instead of relying on CAI's QC.

wganz




First I heard of this. Any other info you can give me?
Exnavarm.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:56:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:52:00 AM EDT

Just wait a couple of months for a Sig 556. AK design and AR mags.


I wish a couple of months...I think you'll be lucky to get one before fall.


Supposedly under a grand and got the Sig warranty backing it up instead of relying on CAI's QC.
wganz



Under a grand?? No way. Demand will keep the retail prices up on these for quite a while.
Make it while you can. They will never be as pleantyful as a AR-15 type. I figure about $1200 for
a standard model shoule be the Good deal on them.

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:27:31 PM EDT
I went 5.56 on all my AK's. Mags are not really an issue because 74s are easily usable with a little follower work, course I have plenty of the other. Truthfully the SIG is going to be worth the waite- it will be the best of both worlds.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:07:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
well stealing would be the cheapest route to getting a 5.56 AK...
but out of the options you listed, id say get a WASR-3, or SAR-3......or if you dont mind, get a Saiga in .223 and convert it to use high cap mags....



Link Posted: 2/27/2006 1:11:03 AM EDT
I got a NIB SAR3 recenty for $400. Got some Weigers, and it works great. Someone on here mentioned that modded Orlite Galil mags work too. I got some (35 rounders) for $10 a piece and they work well too.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:47:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By buzter:
Is it worth it for all the hassles with mags and stuff?



SAR3s are worth it...I love mine.

I paid like $370 or so for the rifle by itself, $420 or so for the rifle, sling, kvar furn set, and 4 NIW weigers..

I wish we had kits of that EG rifle the weiger mags were made for..thatd be sweet.



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When I PCS'd Berlin in late '91, I brought one set of StG-941 furniture, along with the bayo (not a typeical AK pattern), and the Carl Zeiss aus Jena 4X scope that I got at a local Flohmarkt (Flea Market). Even got the StG bolt. Also got an AK74A1 5.56mm kit from K-Var ages ago and some mags. Will have to make a good StG-941 clone some day.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:29:47 PM EDT
I bought a WASR-3 and added a K-var polymer stockset, modified a Romanian threaded front sight to fit, and added a Romanian muzzle brake.

I get about 2.5 MOA with her using Q3131 and my 4xVOMZ.
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