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    A good AK

    I need a good Ak that is not a 1000

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    Do you have any other requirements? There are plenty of good options out there.
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    While not a true AK look at the Saiga 7.62X39.
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    while this is up...I'll continue the question.....how does a Centry(sp) arms campare to a WASR?

    How is the polytech AK?

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    Of the AK's I have some use with, my WASR is pretty much the bottom of the barrel, it gets the job done, I got one without a canted front sight or gas tube. Combat accuracy is okay out to 300m or so from a stock configuration. It's not pretty, but it gets the job done, the key it to make sure everything on them is in working order.

    Yugo M-70's have much better fit and finish, they really look a lot better. I think currently they are around $500 for an underfolding model if that is your thing.

    Hungarian AMD 65's, while slightly different cosmetically, seem to be a good value as well, I think one of them will be my next AK. For what it is worth, a lot of them seem to to floating around foreign countries, and I have seen security contractors carrying them in combat zones, so they must be halfway decent.

    Norinco and the Russian variants seem to be the cream of the crop, and are more expensive. Honestly, I'm not sure it is worth the money. I have seen a lot of rusty, dusty beat to crap AK's that function and shoot just as well as nice new ones. It's not a precision weapon, it is a combat weapon. If you need one to look pretty, then I'd look at the Russians. The above mentioned Saiga's are Russians that are sporterized for import, but can be converted to a more conventional set-up.

    Some other considerations to take into account would be:
    Caliber: 7.62x39 is the original, 5.45 is Ak-74's, but once you add in Saiga's and other variants, it opens up the field.
    Stock style: The folding ones have uses, as do the traditional ones, it more depends on what you want to use it for.
    Milled or stamped receiver: Stamped tends to be cheaper, milled is more expensive, heavier, and according to some more durable. When the Ak-47 morphed into the AKM in the late 1950's, one of the major changes was going from milled to stamped.
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    Good post. If I'm to go AK format...it will be a "It's not a precision weapon, it is a combat weapon." mindset when looking ot purchase. Though I do have an Norinco SKS....so an AK isn't on my top intrest list.

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    I have a wood stocked Yugo M70. It's a very nice rifle but it's a heavy beast. Also not a lot of options out there that'll fit it.

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    i have an underfolding WASR-10 with black furniture, i reccomend a WASR for just a beater rifle
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    I love my WASR

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    I got a Yugo M-70 underfolder I'm satisfied with. I heard that the stock can loosen with time, but I figure I will upgrade by then.

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    A Yugo is probably the best value and Arsenal the finest made under a $1000. Krebs Customs Makes the the best in my opinion and they guarantee one inch groups or less at a hundred yards, but you won't touch one for under $1300.

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    FWIW my Wasr underfolder stock locked up tighter than the one that came on my Arsenal.
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    Ok on the yugo m70 underfolder can you put a 6 position stock on it ?

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    Ok on the yugo m70 underfolder can you put a 6 position stock on it ?
    Yep.

    Carolinashooterssuppy has the stuff to do it but you have to know what you are doing.
    It can be done.
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