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Best AK Value

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bratch, Oct 17, 2004.

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  1. bratch

    bratch Member

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    I'm running alot of buying scenarios in my head and was wondering what the best value on AKs is right now?

    I have a SKS so I'm not sure if I want another 7.62 commie gun but who knows.

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  2. Dave R

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    I read a lot over at www.ak-47.net. I don't think there's consensus on what's the best value. Lotta argument, no agreement.

    Some general themes...

    MAADI's are thought by some to be worst of the bunch. (But not every one agrees...)

    Romanian SAR's and WASR's are generally considered 'decent' cheap ones. But there are some lemons among them.

    VEPR's and Russians are generally considered best.

    I guess most folks think that the 'value line' is pretty steady--the more you spend, the better you get.

    I would not feel bad about getting a WASR from www.aimsurplus.com. That's about the cheapest out there. I would have it checked out immediately. If its a lemon, then AIM is very good about returns/exchange.

    Edited to add--have you considered getting one in 5.45X39? That's the current issue round. Ammo is marginally more expensive that 7.62X39, but is considered more accurate and has much less recoil.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have looked into the 5.45 and may go that route. I'm not even sure if I'll pick on up an AR is first on the list.
     
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