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Best $600 AK on the market?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by leadcounsel, Apr 28, 2015.

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  1. JohnnyK

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    vz2008 is solid choice!
     
  2. Armor Snail

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    Not an ak.

    Arguably better....but not an ak.
    No more an ak than an AR in 7.62x39 is.
     
  3. nathan

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    Check AIMSurplus , they have the DDI brand. A little more but i think its worth it. The Bulgarian UF with milled receiver is hard to beat.
     
  4. fanchisimo

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    PSA just released their AK so that may be worth waiting for, but you should wait until they get some reviews on them.
     
  5. ifit

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    Vz2008 a solid choice? Not when your life depends on it especially when it goes Click=Vz2008, aka the
     
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  6. Fishbed77

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    Outdated and incorrect info.
     
  7. ifit

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    ^^^^do you work for century arms to confirm this?
     
  8. DeepSouth

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    Are you implying that only a person who for a company is qualified to vouch for the product? Especially when company employees would be the ones that have a clear reason to lie/mislead.

    I don't disagree with you about a VZ2008, nor do I agree. I've never even held one.

    I Just get sick of the childish one liners I'm seeing more and more of.
     
  9. ifit

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    Mr. Deep South, it's funny nowadays how people jump the gun and take things so seriously....I used to own a century arms vz2008. If it seems childish to you, that's your opinion. For you I will remove the vz2008 gremlin:) if it will make you feel better:)
     
  10. LiquidTension

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    Especially since the first run the Fernandina store just got had to be sent back due to headspace issues...
     
  11. MechAg94

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    I got an NPAP as an inexpensive defense rifle I could leave out of the safe. It has worked very well. I did change to an ACE folding stock as the wood stock didn't work for me.

    Overall, I have found that a well put together AK with nice furniture and good metal finish is much better than a cheaper one that is just cheap. WASR may be better now, but the one I had years ago was pretty bad.
     
  12. B2Tall

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    VZ isn't an AK as other have pointed out.

    WASRs are OK as long as there's not a huge amount of front-to-back mag wobble (side-to-side is an easy fix). Earlier this year I bought a WASR for $550 OTD and converted into a side-folding AKM clone. Good stuff. I've always heard bad things about IO AKs so I'd stay away from them.
     
  13. Baba Louie

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    Just for grins and snickers, look up an AMD63/65 with fixed stock... just for grins mind you...
     
  14. leadcounsel

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    I bought a VZ2008 a couple years ago. Darn thing had chronic failure to feed. :banghead: I have yet to have time to get the feed ramp polished, which I believe is the problem. I do have two others which function fine. The VZ is a fine weapon when it works.

    I do marginally prefer the AK design though. Anyway, let's keep this thread open for updates on the models. But I did find a lightly used 2014 manufacture WASR10 with the new updates - the new RAK1 trigger which is really tight and crisp, and the blonde furniture. It also came from the buyer with a Damage Ind rail, bayonet, sling, pistol grip, and magpul forward grip. All in all, this was close to an $800 retail package for $500! I put these on and a light and mount I had.

    Heading to the range this weekend to test it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Fremmer

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    The flashlight just doesn't look right on an AK. I understand the need to see a target, though.

    Nice rifle!
     
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