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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by teb, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    The PSA offering at $749 I think is at least worth considering
     
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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  5. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The only reason Id hold off on the longer forearmed Zukov* is, they remove the hand guard retainer so it limits your forearm to JUST that magpul system. Sure, you could buy a surplus bracket and take off the front sight base and gas block then put them on again but thats besides the point haha.
    Actually it wouldnt be a bad idea to just do that anyway (if the barrel has grooves cut in for a backet that is) and buy a spare bracket just in case.

    Really, you cannot go wrong.
    The only poor reports Ive heard were for the Pioneer arms AKs? Something about too soft of metal or poor rivets..etc.

    Id buy the DDI basic stamped AK. You have far more modularity with all the new ak stuff coming out yet you can keep it simple with a basic setup.
     
  7. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not a fan of the Zhukov furniture up front, but the Zhukov buttstock is rock solid :)
     
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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I like the DDI UF.
    Underfolders are alright. It limits your AK stock options and cheekweld to optic options..well comfortably.. It can be done, with ultimak, TWS, MWI, PA..etc companies and their optic rail options.
    Dedicated Underfolders make a great second AK.
     
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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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  12. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This is always an option for an under folder
    IMG_20141212_205438603_HDR.jpg
    A lot warmer than steel :D
     
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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    That looks like a great option for an UF.
     
  14. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    That's so expensive for an AK, it's pretty ironic that the "People's Rifle" should cost more than an AR.

    If you're not set on brand-new, look at the MAK-90, which has a thick (1.6mm) receiver and a heavy, chrome-lined barrel. The 922(r) compliance is had with a Tapco G2 double-hook trigger and pin retainer plate.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=514046828
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    That sir, is a sexy rifle.
    And dont cut anything off!! :eek:
     
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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    Shipping cost seems high though.
     
  18. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    You ever shot one with that stock???
    The term "cheek weld" will have a new meaning.


    I built my AKM using a surplus Polish kit. 1971 if i'm not mistaken. I did have to swap a bunch of stuff to be 922R compliant and put a new US made barrel on it but it runs like a champ. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

    The OPAP and NPAP are pretty good from what i've read. i've never handled one so i can't speak on it from personal experience.

    And Arsenal...well, they make good Kalash rifles. I'd buy one if i was in the market for another but they do cost more than most of the other AKMs.
     
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  19. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Figured someone would mention the WASR 10. The lastest ones are getting good reviews. Good basic gun and takes standard AKM furniture.

    http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/com...-wasr-10-7-62x39mm-rifle-detail.html?Itemid=0

    I'd buy an O-PAP over a N-PAP. Also Serbian (Yugo) take differrent furniture so fewer options on upgrades. But I prefer wood anyway. Thr O-PAP has the thick (1.5mm) receiver. And there were some reports of soft metal on the recent N-PAPs.

    http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/com...47-m70-pap-7-62x39-rifle-detail.html?Itemid=0

    I have a Vepr 7.62 X 54R on layaway at Atlantic. When it's paid for I plan to buy an AK63D milled receiver.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...d/95035/CIA+RI2182X+AK63D+7.62X39+UNDERFOLDER

    I don't own the WASR 10 or the O-PAP. Plan to build ny future AKMs. But both seem to get good reviews at the AKfiles forum. I do have AK pistols, a Draco (Romanian like the WASR) and a PAP M92. Both are problem free so far.

    Don
     
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    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    If going for a cheap one, WASR-10. I like Zastavas and Arsenal, but a WASR won't be bad for the price.

    STAY AWAY from ones like I.O.