I've read before that the Armscor AK22's aren't as good as 10/22s or Marlin 60s, but how are they on their own? Accurate and reliable?
I'm considering one because I have close to 0 chance of ever owning a "real" AK or AR.
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January 20, 2004, 04:06 AM
I am a big fan of AK's, and will continue to buy as many as I can. However...I would get a 10/22 if I were wanting a .22, and would move to one of the free states to own a "real" AK or AR. I think Kalifornistan is a lost cause, and yes...I have lived there. Nothing worth hanging around for IMHO.
Just imagine all the goodies you would have if you were to move out of enemy territory. Good luck to you. I am actually surprised to hear that they will allow you to own the AK22's out there still.:(
January 20, 2004, 04:13 AM
I've already got a "good" .22 in a Marlin Model 60. I'm kinda looking for something else in that caliber just for fun.
son of a gun
January 20, 2004, 05:08 AM
I have the Armscore m1600, m16 replica it has the same internals as the Armscor AK22. I have never had a problem with it after thousands of rounds. Yes the craftmenship isn't as high quality as rugers, marlins and other american made 22lr, but real ak's craftsmanships not that good either. I've seen the ones you want and I would get it for the fun factor if you don't like it somebody will by it off you.
Have you seen Gali replica I like it better than the ak.
January 20, 2004, 08:41 PM
You should get one if for no other reason than to tick off **********s elite class that thinks YOU have no right to own a gun!:cuss:
January 21, 2004, 06:05 AM
I would not advise buying one of these "replica" guns unless it was for a young shooter that absolutely insisted. The overall quality of the guns I have seen was not that great, there are very few accessories for them and they have no great reputation for accuracy. --And even if I did buy one, I would plan on also buying a 10/22 and building it up, and I would expect that at some later time they would prefer the Ruger, because it would have 30-round magazines and (eventually they would realize) it would shoot more accurate. Over the long run, the most important aspect of a gun is if it can put the bullets where you point it; there are few things more annoying than a gun that sprays all over, especially when you are certain that you are aiming well.
A few things you can get for a 10/22 that you can't for those Armscore guns:
--match barrels (though you usually need an optical sight at the same time as not many barrels have iron sights as an option),
--match hammers, extended magazine releases and other trigger pieces (though the most improvement comes from changing out the hammer),
--and lots and lots of aftermarket stocks. There are "assault-rifle-style" stocks available, but you would need to plan all this out beforehand, as many aftermarket stocks only fit the factory-coutoured barrels and most of the match barrels are straight-"bull"-profile.
--and various other accessories I am forgetting. For those with itchy trigger fingers and lots of 30-round magazines, Ram-Line makes a nifty magazine loding device for 10/22's that allows you to load magazines nearly as fast as you can unload them.
January 21, 2004, 10:48 AM
son of a gun, that Galil-22 is sweet! I didn't know about that model either. I certainly wouldn't mind adding that to my collection. Thanks for the picture!
January 7, 2009, 03:47 AM
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William E. Miller
January 7, 2009, 03:57 AM
I had one a few years ago. It lasted for about two months, I could never get it to feed right. As many others have put it, it was a great single shot rifle. 10/22's are great, good guns out of the box and unlimited potential for mods. Since this thread lacks any gun pron......