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AK47 - tactical.. yay? or nei?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Comunistul, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Comunistul

    Comunistul SE Portland Member

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    So..I'm thinking about buying new furniture for my ak. I was google searching and came across a good idea. I know some of you think that the ak should remain with the original furniture..I agree..but i want a tactical look and i'll still have the original furniture that I can change back anytime my heart desires to :)

    Rifle : Romy G code with a Ewbanks receiver. Flawless..went shooting no single misfire. My fav rifle in the world.

    Here's a pic that will give u an idea of what i wanna do with it.
    SO.... YAY or NEI?????

    IMG_7446.jpg
     
  2. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    My vote is nay, only because I like the classic look of an AK, but if that's what you want to do go for it. I leave the "tactical" stuff to my AR.
     
  3. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Nay here but I'm a purist ... in the end though, do whatever is going to put a smile on your face.
     
  4. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I think that looks GREAT:thumbup: So long as you hang on to your original furniture I don't see a down side. Be prepared tho, I helped my bro do the conversion on his Madi and there was a fair amount of "hand fitting" involved to make the kit fit his (ATI kit). In the end I think it was well worth it, and there were NO modifications made to the gun it's self, just mods to the new furniture to make it fit.
     
  5. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    DOOO IT!!!!! FING SEXY! lol
     
  6. Karma

    Karma the woods in Oregon Active Member

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    I like it myself.
     
  7. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Is that Acog to high for that gun? It looks like you would not be able to see thru it if your cheek was on the stock. Everything else looks cool.
     
  8. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    Your rifle, your money. Knock yourself out.
     
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The question is, do you like it ? That's all that counts.....;)
     
  10. usrifle

    usrifle washington Member

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    I've yet to see a scope mount that allows a cheek "weld" on the buttstock with an AK.
    It's like putting a Holographic sight on a sledgehammer....It's a freakin' sledgehammer already ....Not a Scalpel.
    Old school...
    usrifle
     
  11. eddieb

    eddieb Tigard, OR Member

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    Beautiful!!! Well done.:D
     
  12. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Ultimak and Aimpoint Micro. Co-witnesses with irons.

    The telescoping stock is nice for adjustment if you need it. The cheekpiece should be nice as well. I've had horrible luck with side mounts. And you have to rezero after cleaning/removal. The ACOG is mounted very high. Go for a lower mount something. I like the side sling swivels. The rails on the handguard are okay, but don't expect it to hold zero. VFGs on AKs make it more difficult to reload.
     
  13. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    Nay! I did that once with an ak and shortly after changed it back to the original. Save the tacticool stuff for the AR.
     
  14. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    If you like the look of tacticool then go for it. But sheepdog is right. All that tacticool garb is extra weight and money that could be used on ammo. My AR is bare bones. Nothing extra that doesn't add accuracy. But then again I use my AR for competition.
     
  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I love that!!!!!!!!!
    The tactical side of an AR with the reliability of an AK.
    I actually like ARs better, However, I wouldn't shoot wolf or something crappy through my AR over several thousand rounds and trust it not to fail.

    Of course I would only use better ammo and clean it after every use.
     
  16. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Kit gun- go 'utilitarian' (I hate the word tactical, to over played)

    if you had a preban import, leave it classic

    post ban import.... Hard to say guess it depends on condition and purpose of the rifle.

    SF-
     
  17. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I never really understood the point of an expensive scope on an AK.

    I like the furniture though.
     
  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Here is a pic I took of an IPSC Vepr in Nurnberg, Germany.

    DSC00915.jpg
     
  19. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Do it, you're not gonna kick yourself for not doing it, why keep it all traditional looking when you can make it comfortable and accurate to your needs? :thumbup:
     
  20. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    IMO it's like putting $2000 in wheels on a $200 car. I like function over flash so most of my bolt on's must make it work better in a way that I feel my cash was well spent. I would rather have a second AK then one that looks cool. Lol double fistin is always cool!