What do you guys think about Aks chambered in .223? I'm specifically refering to the VEPR K line or Aks. I'm not sure as to the mag availability or quality. Also is accuracy improved any, is reliability affected, and is recoil reduced?
Soon I will start to save for my first rifle. It will be a semi-auto for range fun and shtf. I originally wanted some form of M1A but am starting to waiver from my original plan. Its seems I change my mind every other day. I like ARs and Aks. Both would be cheaper to buy and feed than the M1A. And I could always get an M1A later on down the road when I'm out of school. So now I might be looking at the VEPR K in either .223 or 7.62x39.
I like AKs but have loved the VEPRs ever since I have seen one. And the added weight of the reciever will really absorb the recoil. So follow up shots in .223 will be very fast. I could add VEPRs folding stock, a surefire light, and either an Aimpoint or EoTech and have a very nice self-defense/shtf rifle. I could probably do all of that for the same price as a plain M1A.