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School me on the AK
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So I'm working on saving for my first AK and I'm not sure what I should be looking for. I know there are some compromises that need to be made in today's EBR climate.

I know that milled is better than stamped for the receiver and furniture (wood vs. polymer) is always a hot topic.

What should I be looking for and what sort of prices?
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The AK Buyer's Guide
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Philadelphia Patriot;130290 Wrote:The AK Buyer's Guide

Bad link... but thanks. I'm Googling that now.

For everyone that owns AK's... what did you look for?

Just found out that Surplus City is getting a shipment of Zastava NPAP's in next week. Black synthetic furniture, 2 mags... $450
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bigdawgbeav;130296 Wrote:Bad link... but thanks. I'm Googling that now.

For everyone that owns AK's... what did you look for?

Well you know me, the resident AK freak and the resident Yugo fanatic.

Anything Zastava in my book is good stuff. I haven't yet seen one of the NPAP's yet but I have heard good things about them.

One thing you need to know about Yugos is that there is a HUGE difference between the fixed stock and the under folder. Many people do not like the way the stock on the fixed touches their face. I happen to love the way they feel, Tootie on the other hand hates them and only shoots one of our folders.

As far as wood versus polymer again that's a personal preference. I love wood stocks and don't mind the polymer. I know some people that hate the polymer though.

One thing when you do buy one is check it out, make sure mags snap in tight and the bolt action is 'crisp'.

Any other specific questions feel free to ask.
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If you've got the money, go for a milled receiver rather than stamped. Other than that... I don't have much advice. They're all pretty much bulletproof.

I've got a WASR. My wife was with me when I drooled over it at the gunshop. She said "Happy Birthday", filled out the paper work and bought it for me. Smile

I love the rifle. I've made some changes to it, like an adjustable stock, mounted optics, etc...
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If you do get a wood stock, fergawdsakes don't let the quality of the wood and finish look like something out of the K-Mart furniture department. I'd rather see polymer than that stuff that's indistinguishable from beige latex paint. It hurts my eyes.
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PisnNapalm;130300 Wrote:If you've got the money, go for a milled receiver rather than stamped. Other than that... I don't have much advice. They're all pretty much bulletproof.

While I agree 100% on the milled receivers good luck finding them AND you are going to pay big bucks when you do.

I actually have a new Krink and two new AKs being built for me on milled receivers BUT I had to go out and find them (found some Ohio Assault Weapons stock) and pay $250 a piece just for them.
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One of these...

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And one of these...

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Nuff said...
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bigdawgbeav;130296 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;130290 Wrote:The AK Buyer's Guide

Bad link... but thanks. I'm Googling that now.

For everyone that owns AK's... what did you look for?

Just found out that Surplus City is getting a shipment of Zastava NPAP's in next week. Black synthetic furniture, 2 mags... $450

Weird that it didn't work. Anyways google "AK Buyers guide" and click on the ar15.com link.
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#10
Is it true Yugos and Bulgarians are the best? Is all AK ammo corrosive?
das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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