This is a discussion on AKM questions within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I hope to add an AK-47 style rifle to the safe in the future. I know nothing about the manufacturers of this platform. I have ...
June 27th, 2013 08:01 PM
I hope to add an AK-47 style rifle to the safe in the future. I know nothing about the manufacturers of this platform. I have heard of I.O., M&M, Arsenal,etc. I am just trying to determine who makes treasure or trash as far as this platform is concerned. I just don't know where to begin. Anyone with experience/owns one this rifles please feel free to speak up. Thank you for your input.
June 27th, 2013 08:44 PM
really depends on your price range.
I will say that I prefer standard stocks, then side folders, then under folders, in that order. Than card stocks PFF the best cheek weld, although they don't look as "cool" to some.
I have a WASR (Romanian), I got back when they were cheap a decade ago. I have had zero issues with it. Fit and finish aren't as good as some of the newer American assembled ones, but it runs fine,
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July 7th, 2013 01:50 AM
As stated all depends on your budget.
WASR's and other imports generally work fine but are not as refined as an Arsenal or KVAR. I have custom built AK's from Rifle Dynamics and as a backup a Yugo underfolder and would not hesitate to grab either or if needed.
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July 7th, 2013 04:41 AM
Don't go with the underfolder. They are hard to get a good cheek weld and beat up your face.
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July 7th, 2013 09:41 AM
I don't know if Saiga builds an AKM or not but their AK platform is solid and seems to be well built. I have not shot an Arsenal model but have shot quite a few other AK's and the Saiga was the most comfortable to shoot (and most accurate) for me. Good luck and enjoy whatever you get!
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