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  1. mordechaianiliewicz

    mordechaianiliewicz Member

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    Does anyone make a variant of the AK which copies the Iraqi Tabuk Sniper. I have to admit, while the concept seems kind of silly (a 7.62x39mm "sniper" rifle), it looks like it would be really fun to plink with. Also looks like it could be a nice little deer rifle, especially in brush.
     
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    Wow.... The price... I was hoping for around $700-$900 (because of the scope)... Whew. That's alot of money for a plinker that hasn't got the accuracy of an entry level AR.
     
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    Indeed. But you'd be the only kid on the block with one.
     
  5. Willie Sutton

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    Two Rivers Arms is top of the line.

    If you want a quality replica of a Tabuk, buy with confidence.

    You do get what you pay for.


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  6. strambo

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    It is pretty unique and cool. The $2k price tag with scope and cheek rest is certainly grounds to reconsider though at least from a practical cost/benefit POV.

    Another option would be to get a stamped AK and try to source the unique parts to make your own.
     
  7. mordechaianiliewicz

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    Truth be told, that could be a fun project. Especially with one of the Zastava builds.
     
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    There have been some other long barrel 7.62x39s. Arsenal, norinco match. Saiga etc.
     
  9. Swampman

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    That'd be the best place to start. Zastava did sell Saddam the machinery to make them.

    Isn't the Tabuk pretty much just an M-72 with a longer, lighter barrel, different furniture and a semi auto only FCG?

    I'm not trying to start an argument, I know next to nothing about these weapons. That's just what it looks like to me. :eek:
     
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    You might consider looking for a Vepr. I had a Vepr K in .223 that was an extremely accurate rifle by any semi-auto standards, and especially by AK standards. They also made them in 5.45, 7.62x39, 308, and 7.62x54. I'm seeing them in the starting range of $750 - $800 on Gunbroker, and there are some long barreled 7.62x39's around. FWIW, they're built on an RPK receiver and with a heavy barrel and they've got the standard Russian side mount attached. I'd imagine that with good ammo, one of the 7.62x39's would be pretty accurate.
     
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    A good place to start, if youre looking for useful rather than an exact copy, is get one of the scopes. Kalinka Optics has them in many variations to fit most of the guns with side mount rails.

    The scopes are pretty cool, with range finding reticles, lighted reticle, range adjustments, etc. They make different colors, and some different reticles. I used the original type with chevron aiming point. It took a little getting used to, but was a cool scope. They run between $200 to about $350 I think, depending on power and bells and whistles.

    The comments I've seen of guys with the RPK type guns say they aren't any more accurate than a standard AK. If it were me and I wanted accuracy, I'd use a milled receiver gun.

    http://kalinkaoptics.com/rifle-scop...meter-rangefinder-rifle-scope-ak-version.html
     
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    2nd the using a Vepr as a build base
     
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    Barrel seems a little to long to be a brush gun but would be a lot of fun. Costs way to much and might be able to cobble one together make a nice project if you have the time
     
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    The AES-10 without bipod would be close enough and only cost $499 when they were sold by J&G. PSA was selling them with bipods at the same good $499 price and I bought again, but I actually like mine without bipod better! It is my poor men's SVD! Now I have my Vepr 308s, but I still go to my AES-10B more mostly because of the ammo price. My AES-10B RPKs are much more accurate than my AKs, chambers are tighter than my AKs and the weight helps the accuracy too.
     
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    Hankc...how is the bore tighter on your RPK than the rest of your aks? Did you slug the bore? I'm curious as this is the first time I've heard of this.
     
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    I said chamber, not bore. I checked with 7.62x39 headspace gauge and know. You would think RPK is a "machine gun" and should have loose chamber, but AES-10B obviously is not built for automatic fire and chamber is tight which is what I like, at least on 2 AES-10B that I checked. Both passed US made headspace GO and NO-GO gauges. I had AKs and SKSs that would not pass US made no-go gauge.
     
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    Hankc....interesting, I also have a set of U.S. Made 7.62x39 go/no-go gauges from brownells when building my AR15 in x39(accurate than any of my aks/sks/vz58)... I have 4 cugir built ak variants, including a cugir built ae-s 10 b side folder, and a Chinese sks m, czechpoint vz58...will use my U.S built gauges on all my 7.62x39 and see if it will pass....curiuos as hell now
     
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    Mmmm....Tabuk....

    tabuk001.jpg

    I like mine..
     
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    I'm not an AK guy by any means, But from what I can read that's basically an RPK receiver, Semi FCG, RPK length skinny barrel and a custom stock.

    I'm forever tripping over RPK receivers and parts kits at gun shows. I found a 23" barrel in about 30 secs on google. The stock is at least mostly straight lines. It seems like this would be a pretty easy build if you wanted one. You'd be the only guy on the line with one too.
     
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