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Whats the "Best" 7.62x39 semi auto rifle besides the AK47?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Click Click Boom, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. Click Click Boom

    Click Click Boom Member

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    I was wondering what the general opinion is on the best 7.62x39 semi auto rifle besides the Ak that is available in the US both current and out of production?
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    An AR15 variant would be top of my list except for the magazine issue. So I'm gonna say SKS since they're as or more accurate than a Mini 30 at a third the price.
     
  3. Desert Scorpion

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    Your best bet is to pre order the new Bushmaster ACR which will take AK-47 magazines and AR-15 magazines via a simple conversion, you get both the AR-15 and AK-47 features in one gun. Wait a few months and get one.:rolleyes:
     
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    SKS of course.
     
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    SKS of the M or D variety:):)
     
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    I also vote for the SKS, it's great for what it is.

    Once you get into the AR mods it's a lot of money for little gain in my mind an rather expensive magazines.
     
  7. Click Click Boom

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    I was thinking CZ VZ-58. It's not an AK47 but has all of the reliability and a little more acurate.
     
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    I really like the SKS.
     
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    SKSs rock!!!
     
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    SKS........;)
     
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    Vz-58 is hands down the winner, in my book.

    Massive amounts of surplus parts available, parts kits are inexpensive (more spare parts), it has a milled receiver and weighs less than a stamped AKM.

    The ACR is vapor at this time. I think it'd be really really cool to have one rifle and be able to use 3 or 4 different calibers with it, but let's see if they get a rifle in one caliber out the door first.
     
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    *bloop* *bloop* *bloop*

    "Sorry, nalioth. The correct response was 'Frazier.'

    You retain control of the board."

    ;)
     
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    The vz.58 a the time being (assuming one doesn't count things like the Valmets and other higher quality AK clones as seperate weapons). Masada/ACR and 7.62x39 SCAR may change that.
     
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    Daewoo DR300 and the RA XCR in "2 weeks"

    I really like the VZ-58 Light, handles well and there are even some modern folding stocks, Grips and quad rails for it. I really don't see how this gun could fail to eject a round. Dont we have three companies making them as well?

    CZ (is having them made for them)
    OOW
    CAI

    Any others?
     
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    SKS or VZ58
     
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    Russian SKS-45
     
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    My vote would be for the SKS.
     
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    I love shooting my mini-30.
     
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    Century and CZ don't make them. They are imported and sold by Century in slimline magazine configuration. CZ has several companies importing theirs (or so it seems) in a slimline configuration and opened up here and made 922r compliant.

    OOW doesn't make anything but the receiver and compliance parts for their business. They use parts kits to build their rifles.
     
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    Saiga out of the question? Than go with the SKS.
     
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    saiga for me...
     
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