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Which Type Of AK Stock Do You Prefer?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    In the next few months in going to be buying a high end AK, not sure exactly what kinds yet. My question is, what type of stock do you like best, on an AK. I've had under folders, which I've liked, but I think I'd like a fixed stock better. Maybe an ACE side folder?

    What do you like, and why?
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Nothing beats the Norinco side folders.. they lock up like a tank
     
  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    100 series poly....best of both worlds. Fixed stock ergos, side folder versatility.
     
  4. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    +1
     
  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Gotta love the AKS-74U style left hand side folders!
    aks74u.jpg

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  6. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I like the older models, like the MAK-90 or NHM-90 or a Hungarian SA-85M, etc, with updated fixed stocks.

    I do not like the underfolders, since they are pretty rough on my cheek and jaw.
    A side folder would be a nice option, but i don't know if i would use it much.
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like the fixed NATO length stock on my Arsenal. I have had a few underfolders and every time, I wonder why I bought another underfolder? Unless you are reenacting a scene from "Navy Seals", I would suggest a fixed stock. I have never had a side folder so I reserve judgement on those.
     
  8. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I'm old school I guess. I like the look of real wood stocks all around.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I too do not favor the underfolders, although I have one. It's a reliable Norinco so I keep it
     
  10. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a VLTOR ar tube adapter on mine. You get a Magpul CTR with the .25 riser, and it's perfect.
     
  11. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Had the opportunity to fire some AK47’s with traditional butt stocks last week. 3 actually, all wood stocks.

    In comparison, my underfolder seems to offer just a tiny bit more room to get my right eye lined up behind the sights when I shoulder it quickly – not such a tight fit to the cheek. Mine also has a nice black para-cord wrap on the left rail of the underfolder, offering a tiny bit of padding (I guess, since it’s the only underfolder AK I’ve ever shot). Cheek banging from recoil is simply not an issue on this rifle.

    The link below goes to a pic of both kinds. The downward angle on my folder is not as pronounced as the one shown here, but it still allows just little bit of extra clearance, which I distinctly prefer. But that’s just me.

    File:AK-47 and Type 56 DD-ST-85-01269.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Check around. If at all possible, see if you can try both and compare. Then you’ll know for sure.
     
  12. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Standard, old-school fixed.
     
  13. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    Fixed stock all the way! I have had an underfolder and sidefolder both and I got rid of them. I prefer the fixed stock for the look and to me it feels much more sturdy!
     
  14. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  15. DK47

    DK47 Beaverton, OR Member

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    If your going high-end, get one with the the original folding stock trunion, that way you can switch out the polymer stock for the skeletonized or visa-versa.

    I use the ACE push button and I desire something more solid, there was a little wiggle and the button didn't always go fully into battery(needed lube) and the last time I took it out a newbie shooter didn't see the button and just yanked on it which bent the adapter and gave it a lot more wiggle... :(
     
  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I've probably played with every AK stock out there.
    The top two in my opinion are the Vltor or CAA collapsible tubes with a CTR stock also paired with a .50 cheek riser. Next would be the Nato length stock and lastly the polish folding beryl stock.

    Also if you REALLY want a folding stock go with the new TSD combat folding tube stock paired with a magpul CTR very nice setup. Im not a huge fan of folding stocks though.
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    That is until you need to use one in a vehicle
     
  18. BarbusBadarse

    BarbusBadarse tanasbourne Active Member

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    x39 Side folder like a boss

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  19. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a fixed stock, Warsaw or NATO length no preference.

    Keith
     
  20. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick with the original Chinese wood stocks. The angle of the stock makes sight alignment alot easier. Plus, you gotta have a wood stock to bash heads in right?