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GunFanatic37
November 16, 2009, 10:18 PM
Hello, I am new to this website but have been an avid gun enthusiast for many years. One thing that I have yet to own, is the legendary AK-47. I want to get one before this years end because I am afraid that my second amendment could very soon be infringed upon...What are the best AK-47s? I have heard that the WASR 10s are cheap but not extremely reliable. I want a good, solid, durable, and accurate (for an AK) gun. I am sort of on a budget but I want to make sure I get all of my moneys worth and more. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

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Starship1st
November 16, 2009, 10:21 PM
Have you checked ot Classic Arms? They have WASRs for sale. :cool:

MT GUNNY
November 16, 2009, 10:48 PM
Welcome to the forum! You will be happy with the WASR. Good package on that site Starship Mentioned.

Broken11b
November 17, 2009, 12:10 AM
I hear everybody bashing the WASR's for the exact reason I bought one. It's crappy, it looks like crap, the finish is horrible, its got the worst wood I've ever seen on an weapon.
But it works, As long as you get a WASR that the mag fits into, it'll run... And run more.
I dont like AK's that look pretty, I purposly sought out the worst looking one I could find. I dont want AK's that look like AR's, ( If i did, I'd buy another AR)
To me, the crappy look and finish is part of what makes it an AK, the fact that vodka swilling peasants made the weapon for freezing illiterate conscripts on the cheapest budget possible is the best part of it.
Get the WASR, It'll work (now I'm not saying that they dont make lemons, they all do), if you get a good one, its gonna do what all other AK's do... Eat wolf and breath fire.

Broken11b
November 17, 2009, 12:13 AM
p.s.
If you want accurate, just forget about the AK,
It's only Minute Of Ivan accurate, all it needs to be.

africamagical
November 17, 2009, 12:34 AM
just get a saiga and convert it,
cheaper than a wasr, built in russia, and its brand new

thriftyjoe
November 17, 2009, 02:43 AM
Classic arms have really good deals all the time!

zoom6zoom
November 17, 2009, 09:15 AM
If you want accurate, just forget about the AK,
I think I'm going to submit this one to Mythbusters.

CTW
November 17, 2009, 09:37 AM
I think the best of the cheaper models on the market would be the Yugo M70 although im not crazy about the underfolder. There are full stocked versions availsble though. I used to own a Wasr and it worked, but it was very picky with magazines. Some would lock in and it was almost as if you needed a pair of vice grips to get them out.

Moose458
November 17, 2009, 10:20 AM
J&G has the Yugo M70 ab2 underfolder for $489.00. It is one of the best AKs for the money. Built on a heavier receiver, they are a super buy at that price. You won't go wrong with the YUGO.

RECIT
November 17, 2009, 10:43 AM
I would not buy a WASR personally. I hear and have seen way to many QC issues on that model. I have a Lancaster built AK and am very happy with it. As far as accuracy I easily hit a paper plate at 100yds with iron sights. If you need more accurate than that then you don't need an AK. I am also about to purchase another AK but don't think I am going to get another Lancaster. They are on the higher end of AK's excluding the milled versions. I will probably buy one from J&G sales or Aim Surplus. Both of those sights I have had great luck with price and service. Good luck...AK's don't cost an arm and a leg to begin with so don't cheap out anymore and cause yourself a headache only a new rifle would fix.

bkjeffrey
November 17, 2009, 10:44 AM
I've owned one Romy WASR and a Romy Draco. Both guns ran great. I never have any problems with function and I can make a pop can dance at a hundred yards with both of em. Thats what a BATTLE RIFLE is! Serves it purpose and then some.

skwab
November 17, 2009, 11:21 AM
I just recently bought a WASR MV from Classic Arms and they were really great to do business with. Haven't had a chance to get it to the range yet but doesn't appear to have any issues - The mags fit in nice and tight without the wobble you hear so much about, and doesn't seem to have any cant to the front sight or gas tube. It's rough - but a little elbow grease will help that - but yeah classic arms with the shooters package - get the rifle with a case, 4 mags and the other crap they throw in with it for under 450 with shipping and transfer fee - I'm happy with it so far - but need to get it to the range!

nalioth
November 17, 2009, 01:21 PM
They are on the higher end of AK's excluding the milled versions. There is no "high end" or "low end" for Kalashnikovs. This a myth the marketers have foisted upon some of us in order to sell "their brand".

An AK either runs or is defective. There is no "better or worse".

Onward Allusion
November 17, 2009, 01:30 PM
Hello, I am new to this website but have been an avid gun enthusiast for many years. One thing that I have yet to own, is the legendary AK-47. I want to get one before this years end because I am afraid that my second amendment could very soon be infringed upon...What are the best AK-47s? I have heard that the WASR 10s are cheap but not extremely reliable. I want a good, solid, durable, and accurate (for an AK) gun. I am sort of on a budget but I want to make sure I get all of my moneys worth and more. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx.
In my experience, a WASR is cheaper, as reliable, not as well finished, and not as accurate [according to some - not me 'cause I'm not a minute man :-) ] as the "high-end" stuff.

GunFanatic37
November 17, 2009, 05:17 PM
Allright, thx guys, guess WASR it is. Yea I like the dirty and mean look of the AK, wasn't really concerned about the wood or stock. Only was wondering about the performance and reliability. I guess I'm gonna get a WASR then and still have several hundred left over haha. Thx =)

ccsniper
November 17, 2009, 05:22 PM
wasr are reliable, I had one and it functioned flawlessly... as long as you didn't feed it hollow point ammo. It did however get 6" groups at 50 yards, had a horrible canted front sight and had pretty bad mag wobble. I recommend the saiga's and convert

iyaoyas98
November 17, 2009, 06:24 PM
I picked up a Sar-1 on impulse. Had no idea what to look for in an AK. Got it home and started research.... Damn, the gas tube is canted. Damn, the front site is canted. Damn, the rear site block is seriously canted. It looks like a plastic toy stored to close to the fire. I took it to the range this past weekend, just to see how many feet it was off. It ate 150 rounds of BBear without a hiccup, and out of a 20 round mag 17 were in the torso at 100yds with the most crooked sites you could imagine. I think its an engineering marvel :)

GunFanatic37
November 17, 2009, 07:40 PM
One other thing I have heard from friends and on the net is that these things like to come with canted parts...

SSN Vet
November 17, 2009, 07:52 PM
just decide how much you want to spend, shop all the sights mentioned above and get the most AK for you money....

I can only speak for what I have experience with, and that is converting a Saiga. You get a really nice AK for your money.

Check out KVAR, they're another popular "everything AK" sight.

John Parker
November 17, 2009, 09:27 PM
Damn, the rear site block is seriously canted. It looks like a plastic toy stored to close to the fire. I took it to the range this past weekend, just to see how many feet it was off.

Mine's like that too, additionally with the barrel slightly askew to the receiver. Somehow, it still shoots straight.

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