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Hi Point or AK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Aaryq, Jul 22, 2007.

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  1. Aaryq

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    Howdy folks. What rifle would you prefer, a Hi-Point 9mm or an AK? The intended purpose would be to hit paper and have fun. The secondary purpose would be hunting (the AK) and HD (the Hi Point). Don't worry about the CA location thingy, disregard that.

    *ETA* Disregard the CA location thing because once I purchase the "assault weapons" I want and keep them at my father's house in ND, I will send in my California Out of State Military Assault weapons permit. Then bring them out to California where I can LEGALLY own and posess them.
     
  2. Bazooka Joe71

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    LOL

    This is a joke, right?
     
  3. Aaryq

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    No joke. I'm just curious what THR thinks on the subject and why they think that.
     
  4. JWarren

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    Answering the question of Hi-Point verses AK purely on the merit of the firearms... AK.

    It's entirely up to you to be compliant to the laws in the Republic of **********. No one here will endorse nor encourage breaking the laws -- even if it is to save their own butts from liability.


    Luck to ya.

    -- John
     
  5. Aaryq

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    No joke. I'm just curious what THR thinks on the subject and why they think that.
     
  6. JWarren

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    Bah.... double tap. Appologies.
     
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    Everyone needs an AK
     
  8. Technosavant

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    Of the two, AK. The High-Point seems like it would be fun (personally, if they ever come out with a .45 carbine, I'll be off to the gunstore cash in hand), but for range shooting, hunting, and defensive reasons, it bests the HP in every category.
     
  9. Frog48

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    AK's are a ton of fun!
     
  10. ohioarmedneutrality

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    Get an AK first, then save up the money to get a Hi-Point later. Who says you can't have both?
     
  11. Titan6

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    A pistol caliber carbine does not really compare well to an AK. The AK has it beat in every single regard except price and the price is not that much higher ($200).

    That said if you can afford it get both. The carbine is a fun gun to shoot and serves well for HD.
     
  12. SaMx

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    yeah, I would go for the AK
     
  13. bartsimpson123844

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    Hunting with an AK? What? No, you cannot hunt with an AK unless you get one of the more accurate AK's. This is just my opinion, though. It justs sounds crazy. I have never seen or heard anyone hunt with an AK.
     
  14. nalioth

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    There is no comparison.

    AK all the way.

    Use the other-choice-thing for a boat anchor.
     
  15. JWarren

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    bartsimpson123844 wrote:



    Hi... no offense, but you should do a few searches on this board and other "gun" boards. MANY people have taken deer with an AK.

    --I have taken deer with a Vector 7.62x39 Underfolder.

    --I have taken deer with a home-built Romanain "G" 7.62x39 built on a Nodak Spud receiver.

    --I have taken deer with a <gasp!> Century Arms SAR-1 7.62x39

    --I have taken deer with a Saiga 308-1 in 7.62x51 NATO (.308 Win)


    And it's not because I don't have "better" rifles to use. My primary hunting rifle has been a Remington 700 in 30-06. I find that the AK in 7.62x39 is an excellent "brush" rifle where my shots are closer. I use those when hunting stands I have on trails and rutting areas. For longer shots, I prefer a full-sized cartridge. For stands on our fields, the Saiga 308-1 fits the bill nicely. Last season, I took an eight-point at 289 yards with a single heart-shot using the Saiga.

    Incidently, none of the deer I dropped with either the 7.62x39 or the 7.62x51 required a second shot or tracking the animal. Nice, clean, and quick-- which is what I strive for.

    No offense, but I hope I've expanded the horizons of your opinion regarding hunting from a Kalishakov platform.



    -- John
     
  16. W.E.G.

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    As stated above, AK vs. Hi-Point -- NO COMPARISON.
     
  17. Clipper

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    I have both. Both are inexpensive, both are fun and easy to shoot, with little recoil. Both of mine have red dot sights and are great for beginners because they're easy to hit with. Plinking ammo is slightly cheaper for the 9mm, but I wouldn't want to shoot deer sized game much beyond 50-75 yards with the right bullets and good shot placement, whereas the AK is much better suited to the deer size game hunting role. The HP has been much more (like 100%) reliable than the AK, but it's new and not fully broken in yet.
     
  18. ancient_philosophy

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    hi point VS an AK???????? what the hey?????:scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny:


    ....."hey, which is better? A wet dogpile or a ham sandwhich?"


    the "Ghetto Fantastic HI POINT"...... the ONE GUN that is the butt of all gun stores, everywhere.

    say hi point in a gun shop, .....50% laughs.......50% 'what the hell' look :scrutiny: :evil:
     
  19. cracked butt

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    AK- no contest. A friend of mine and I were shooting our EBRs today, After shooing his WASR, I NEED to get one of those:cool:
     
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    I have heard, around the gunshops, more than a few times of people who hunt just fine with an AK. I think people take the AK's reputation for inaccuracy too far. They may not be as accurate as other rifles but watch anyone who knows what they are doing shoot an AK, they hit where they aim.

    I would get an AK. It will hold its value, shoots a rifle round and has a great history behind it. Hi-points are fine and all but I would take an AK over one any day.
     
  21. 22_Shooter

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    A-frickin-K:D
     
  22. Aaryq

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    Well what about for pure range fun? Still the AK? I mean, I already own a pistol in 9mm so I'd save on the ammo costs, right? I'm interested to see if anyone would choose a Hi-Point and why they would.
     
  23. -gunut-

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    AK without question... :what:
     
  24. bartsimpson123844

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    JWarren- Oh, I didn't realize people actually hunted with them. Sorry, I guess I didn't think before I posted. Now I realize that the AK could be a good platform for a decent brush or truck gun.
     
  25. Clipper

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    Well, for pure range fun, 100 yards and less, My Hi-Point with ATI stock and reflex red dot is more fun, easier shooting, less expensive, and is loads more fun for women, kids and noobs...I bought the AK more because I was worried about availability in the future, than because I really wanted it. And the HP goes bang EVERY TIME, no fail...My AK hasn't gotten to that point yet.
     
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