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Posted: 4/20/2002 8:38:45 PM EDT
i need an AK.
i have as many ar's as i can shoot for now, and i know DICK about AK's, would some of the more AKeducated give me some advice? i don't want to spend more than 500.00.
if i go the local gunshops, they'll just talk up whatever they happen to be selling at the time.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:02:49 PM EDT
You can easily get an AK for around $300. I have tried a few but love my MAK() the best. It has a very smooth trigger and the finish is better than most. VEPR are also very nice but I do not consider them a true AK.

AK's come in three chamberings, 7.62x39 is the original followed by the 5.45 and finally a few come in .223rem. I have a .223 MAK90 and mags are very hard to come by, but it is a more accurate round. 7.62 mags are very cheap and plentiful.

Look for a guy named Campybob on this board, he probable knows more about AK's than anyone else here.

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:07:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 9:19:09 PM EDT by az-gunner]
I have seen a few NIB Norinco MAK90s for $399

If your looking for a good used one, you might find a used milled SLR### or SRC### for $550

edited to add: CB will steer you in the right direction, and correct spelling
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:10:36 PM EDT
cool,
i'm looking to trade my blued mini-14 with butler creek folding stock, 7 mags and hard case for one.
if anyone's interested, email for pics.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:27:08 PM EDT
i wouldn't be interested in the mini but i did send you mail
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 9:33:41 PM EDT by GC456]
I bought a Romanian SAR-1 (7.63x39) today for $325. It came with a 40rnd and a 10 rnd mag, a sling, and cleaning kit. (also has the 5 U.S. parts kit to make the pistol grip legal)

It RULES!
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:44:23 PM EDT
For under $500, Campy would probably tell you to go with a Romanian SAR-1. You can get a case of ammo (1000 rounds), some 30 round mags and the gun itself for under $500. You can modify it later by putting on a nice stock, refinishing it, adding a scope and even replacing the trigger with one from Red Star Arms.

Go over to the AK forum and check out the Romanian section.

themao
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 6:17:32 AM EDT
ak.ar15.com!!! There is a AK forum! How about that? Gee Golly, it might tell ya what you're looking for. There is a lot of info there. Check it out.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 8:32:46 AM EDT
The Vepr K at around $500 is the best u will find. 5.45, 5.56, 7.62, .308 ur choice?
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 8:40:36 AM EDT
I LIKED my SAR-1, bought it for $350 a while ago with mags and sling, just sold it to finance my Preban Colt
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 8:41:58 AM EDT
Just got my 2001 SAR-1. There is a guy on gunbroker who sells a ton of them.. just do a search for ak and he ahs almost all the top auctions.

Anyways. The sights were not canted and accurate, no triger slap and the wood was in great shape. $359 delivered with 3 40rd mags and one 10 rd mag. Reliable as hell and fun to shoot.

Edited to add I had 2 30rd mags and they were a little nicer to use than the 40rdrs.

HTH
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