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AK74

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WIFF, Jun 2, 2009.

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  1. WIFF

    WIFF Member

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    I have the chance to buy an AK74. any opinions ? i know the rounds are cheap but am not sure about accuracy, reliability etc.
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rubber_Duck

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    Accuracy is much better than a standard 7.62mm AK (depending on how well you can use the crude sights), and reliability......well, it lives up to it's Kalashnikov heritage. :)
     
  3. Sam1911

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    I'll second RD's comments: Accuracy is really a pleasant surprise and reliability is... well... you really have to ask? ;)

    -Sam
     
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    Pros are low recoil and a flatter trajectory than 7.62x39. Cons are all the ammo is imported, steel jacketed, and corrosive. I've heard of some non-corrosive 5.45x39 being imported but haven't seen any. BSW
     
  5. nalioth

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    This is untrue.

    We've been importing non-corrosive Wolf and the other animal-name-manufacturer's 5.45x39 for years prior to the latest load of surplus ammo.

    My local Academy has a shelf full of non-corrosive Barnaul produced 5.45x39.


    As far as 'imported' and 'steel jacketed', at this time (unlike the 7.62x39) no 5.45x39 is produced domestically, so steel jacketed non-corrosive animal-name-brand and the corrosive milsurp stuff is all the choice we've got.
     
  6. P.B.Walsh

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    "animal name brand", that's funny. :)
     
  7. briansmithwins

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    I stand corrected. How much is the non-corrosive compared with the milsurp corrosive stuff? I don't have a problem with corrosive primers but lots of people don't want to deal with it. BSW
     
  8. nalioth

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    Well, before the zeroing out of America, you could buy it for $3.86 a box at the local Academy.

    It's jumped up 3x the price since then.

    You can still get good deals if you buy it by the case lot off the internet.
     
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    if you go to the gunshows, the 762 ammo, and the 545, is just now starting to
    crrreeeeeep back down a bit. Saw some 762 ammo going for 6 bucks a box, at the last Pasadena show. if you get a 545, do yourself a favor; get the chrome lined bbl ak's. they tend to really like the 545, with a big helping of accuracy.
     
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