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Old 05-10-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Don't know much about them, but have the opportunity to purchase a brand new one in the box. Romanian made. Two clips. Rail, but no scope. Bayonet.
Price: $450. Is this a good/fair price?
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As long as its not a WASR10 its a fair deal

Wasr10s are the lowest aks you can get (no mag dimples= mag wobble)

If its an SAR series gun then its a deal
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All AKs have mag wobble, and in fact mag wobble is better then no wobble. WASRs are good to go, but like any AK just check to make sure the front sight and gas blocks are straight. $450 is a fair price especially since the Romanians have raised their price across the board for the importers. Still, Id offer $400 just to see what they say.
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Its there two different models made Romanains and something else?
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AK-47s and AK-74s were made in oodles of different countries. Most all Soviet eastern block countries had a version as well as China, Egypt and even Israel had a modified version. The most common around here are Romanian and Chinese.

The Chinese were either Polytech or Norinco, both excellent quality. Slick Willy stopped the importation of those back in the 90s. Romanians are marked with an assortment of numbers and letters, most being SAR something. These are good rifles too but not to the Chicom specs. Russian is the best but good luck. Most of them are class III.

There were AKs around for a while that were relatively cheap, but they would only accept 10 round single stack magazines. I don't believe there was any way to convert them to accept the 30s.

I don't remember what they were called, or where they were made, I sold off all my foreign made rifles about 10 years ago and quit trying to keep up with them. Every AK-47, AK-74 or SKS I had shot a steady 8 to 10 MOA.

IMHO a scope on an AK is useless. They are excellent for what they were made for, spray and pray, but give me something with some accuracy.

If you still have a chance to grab one go for it. They are quite effective at closer ranges, and they look cool and intimidating. Old Mikhail's design will be around for some time to come.

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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8-10MOA? Man that is bad. Is that off hand? Ive owned dozens of AKs and Ive found that generally 7.62 rifles are in the 4-6MOA range and -74s are in the 3-5 range.

My best shooting 762 AK is my Russian AK-103. I havnt put it on paper yet but bowling pins at 200m with open sights are in trouble. I will put my Bulgarian AKS-74 up against any M4 carbine style AR off hand in terms of practical accuracy. A rifle that will hit a man sized target fairly easy at 300m is just fine for what it is intended to do. AKs are not bench rest rifles, they are battle rifles designed to put lead down range with reasonable accuracy, speed and ultra reliability.
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Yes, that was bad, that's why I don't have them anymore. Shooting from a benchrest is the only way I test accuracy, I'm certainly not capabily of doing it off hand. I'm glad you have good ones. I've seen some that shoot good. My old 74 was a blast to shoot but the accuracy just wasn't there.

I agree, they are battle rifles and do that quite well. I have nothing bad to say about them, except the accuracy. My battle rifles shoot 2 moa or less or are safe queens. That's just my style of shooting. Sending massive amounts of lead downrange has it's purpose for sure, but I prefer the one shot, one kill form of shooting sports.

So, the ERML is having another military rifle shoot Sunday the 29th. Bring some of those rifles out and let's have a little fun competition, might even take home a trophy or two. It's always a way good time !!!

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Im interested! What are the details? Price?
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:28 AM   #10
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Same here. Be interesting to see a AK AR face off shooting offhand among other things.
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