Looking to Trade My AK for an AR-15


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mordechaianiliewicz
March 12, 2006, 04:47 PM
Because of the recent problems finding 7.62x39mm ammo, plus the fact that I've wanted one for a while now, I'm considering trading my AK for a AR-15. While I know that an AK can be alot more reliable, and in many ways is a superior weapon for purposes of durability, a gun without ammunition is a club/spear (if you got a pig sticker).

I know that I can get a few more accesories for an AR (like a scope, and a telscoping stock, and and and ). While a scope is possible on an AK, why?

Anyway, what do you think I could get for an WASR-10, 3 30 round mags, and 500 rounds of WOLF 122gr fmj

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TrafficMan
March 12, 2006, 04:53 PM
my dad is in Kansas City he might be interested? Are you anywhere close?

clange
March 13, 2006, 04:27 AM
While a scope is possible on an AK, why?
Well with a red dot on my SAR my groups went from 6-8 inches to a .8in group at about 60-65 yards.

I hate the irons, ymmv.

As for price, it depends on configuration and condition of the rifle. Is it a GP? Threaded muzzle and bayo lug?

Dave Markowitz
March 13, 2006, 09:20 AM
My suggestion is to keep the AK and save up for an AR-15. There is some 7.62x39 out there and hopefully by the end of the year the situation will improve.

The situation with 5.56 NATO rounds (as opposed to SAAMI-spec .223) is similar: LC XM-193 is drying up, Winchester Q3131 and Q3131A is hard to find, and except for the latest batch of Gautemalan 5.56 that just came in, there's little to no surplus. The new Wolf Gold M-193 made by Prvi Partizan in Serbia is encouraging, though. I bought 200 rounds yesterday and will post a report when I get a chance to shoot it.

Note that the above paragraph refers to 5.56x45MM, not .223. 5.56 is loaded to higher pressure and gives slightly better ballistics. However, on their website Federal has a PDF download showing ballistic gelatin test results for several of their loads, including the easily available American Eagle .223 55 grain FMJ-BT. I was very impressed with the AE, especially in how close it is in gelatin to the expensive "tactical" loads.

Thin Black Line
March 13, 2006, 01:54 PM
+1 on keeping unless you can find a dealer willing to make a fair trade
against an AR15 he has in stock. There's too many new AKs for sale
right now.

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