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selector67
October 6, 2006, 09:24 PM
Now I know the WASRs are the bottom of the barrel as far as AKs go, and the SAR are the next step up, and the Arsenals and the VEPR are top of the line for AKs. But what about the Vectors, there around the $500 range, are they any good, how do they compare with the other AKs. http://www.vectorarms.com/myweb2/guns/AK_rifles.htm

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clange
October 6, 2006, 09:42 PM
Umm I'll put it this way, if my life depended upon having a working rifle, and in front of me were two lodaded rifles, one SAR-1 and one vector, both of which I had never seen before, I would grab the SAR-1. I would take the SAR-1 over any kit built rifle.

However, that is not to say vectors are unreliable. I cant remember any reports off the top of my head about problems. I just dont agree with SARs getting kicked around as just a cheap AK while people are crazy about a kit build just because it has a better finish.

Personally I dont like the park vector uses. It can sometimes end up quite grey. Thats my only complaint. They are excellent rifles though from everything I have read, as is the SAR.

hhmorant
October 6, 2006, 09:56 PM
A friend of mine has a Vector underfolder. It's very nice looking, and seemed well-made. After shooting it, I found it has two annoying problems: the selector creeps from "fire" to "safe" while you're shooting. Three or four shots and the safety's on. The other problem was some noticeable trigger slap.

I was disappointed.

Metapotent
October 6, 2006, 10:15 PM
$850.00 for an AK...

I'll pass.

soul_rapier
October 6, 2006, 10:38 PM
man the ak's are getting way to high dollar these days i'd go with a norinco or polytech they are still reasonable and made pretty good

_N4Z_
October 7, 2006, 12:41 AM
Trigger slap on a Vector out of Utah?? That's very odd. And the creeping selector sounds out of the ordinary too.

I have had Vector for about a year now that is tight and looks damn good. Got a hunk of cardboard here at my feet with 20 rounds put into a paper plate size diameter group at 100 yards. It's pushing 1300 rounds now with no slaps, burps or hiccups. No problems what so ever. Also good on man size fodder out to 200 yards.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/_n4z_/AK003.jpg

Spencer
October 7, 2006, 01:28 AM
man the ak's are getting way to high dollar these days i'd go with a norinco or polytech they are still reasonable and made pretty good

You get what you pay for.

>SHOCK<^>WAVE<
October 7, 2006, 02:16 AM
AK-47 Version List / Buyers Guide (http://www.ak-47.us/gear/AK47_Review.php)

c_yeager
October 7, 2006, 03:06 AM
You get what you pay for.

So the dusty Mak-90 in my closet purchased for $250 is an inferior rifle to WASR?

Don't Tread On Me
October 7, 2006, 09:11 AM
When did you buy it? 1990? :D

WASR can't hold a candle to the MAK-90. But that was yesterday's prices. Today, the MAK goes for $450-$500.

dfaugh
October 7, 2006, 10:25 AM
Red-headed stepchild----SKS-M

While we're debateing all the different typs of AKs, consider something else, unless you're dead set on getting an AK.

I have an SKS-M, which is roughly as compact as an AK (16". "paratrooper" short barrel) and takes AK mags. It is more accurate that every AK I've ever shot/seen (but its not a tack-driver, by any means). And you've got a fairly "rare" gun, unlike all the AK clones out there.

I bought mine several years ago at a gun show, and haven't seen one locally since then. But, a quick check on some of the auction sites shows some NIB ones for about $400.

I've put over 5000 rounds through mine, with exacly one failure (stovepipe), using just about avery type of AK mag you can buy. Utterly reliable.

The only downside is that they are significantly heavier than an AK (but maybe this is why they're a bit more accurate.)

CornCod
October 7, 2006, 11:50 AM
If you don't mind the "sporterized" look and the proprietary low-cap magazine, they say the Saigas are the cat's meow. When I return from vacation I am ordering one in .223.

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