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Posted: 2/25/2006 12:42:39 PM EDT
Need some help here, folks--

Arsenal SA M-7 Carbine, or

Armory USA SSR 85 C2

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Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:48:29 PM EDT
Both are good rifles and either will serve you well. The Arsenal M-7 is more popular and will have slight better resale value down the road. Me personally, I would get the SSR 85 C2.

Hootbro
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:09:00 PM EDT
I have no experience with the Armory USA/Global rifles.

I DO own an original SLR95 made in Bulgaria , and a SA M7 carbine by Arsenal Inc.
Both are extremely well made , reliable in function, and just generally Kick Butt

If I could own ONLY ONE AK , it would be the SA M-7
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:15:47 PM EDT
Arsenal SA M-7 Carbine
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:38:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:48:05 PM EDT by Bachelor_of_Science]
I have both and if I had to sell one or the other, I would keep my SA M-7 Carbine. With that said, the SSR-85C-2 is an extremely rugged rifle. My two are built like tanks. I like the configuration, because it's not only rugged, but it's basically a Type III clone. The only real exception is that it has a 1.6mm stamped receiver vs. a milled type.

One advantage of the Arsenal, besides the milled receiver, which I prefer, is that it sports a bayonet lug. The Armory USA SSR-85C-2 does not.

The SSR is less expensive.

It all comes down to what does it for you. You won't be unhappy with either one. Excellent choices.

One other thought: Since the SSR-85C-2's receiver is stamped, there are more items with which to choose, as far as customizing your rifle.

Bud
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:47:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:
Arsenal SA M-7 Carbine



+1
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:06:20 PM EDT
I had a SSR-85 and it shot over 2 feet to the left at 100 yards. With the front sight drifted all the way to the left, it would just about shoot to point of aim at 100 yards. I sent it back and the manufacturer still did not correct the problem. I sold it and will not buy from them again. I also have an Arsenal AK in 5.45 and it is a great rifle. I would buy from them again.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:26:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bnz42:
I had a SSR-85 and it shot over 2 feet to the left at 100 yards. With the front sight drifted all the way to the left, it would just about shoot to point of aim at 100 yards. I sent it back and the manufacturer still did not correct the problem. I sold it and will not buy from them again. I also have an Arsenal AK in 5.45 and it is a great rifle. I would buy from them again.



Nothing a cheap recrown wouldn't fix. Or was the gas piston really loose?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:23:39 AM EDT
Thanks for the help, folks. I'll digest it over the next several days.
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