XD Talk

  • Home
  • Forum
  • Active Topics
  • Gallery
  • Social Groups
  • Search
  • Today's Posts
  • Mark Forums Read
  • Register
  • Advertise

Need help choosing a ak47

This is a discussion on Need help choosing a ak47 within the AK-47 Talk forums, part of the Long Gun Talk category; Hi everyone, title says it all. i really want to get a ak but not sure what to get because there is about million different ...


Reply
Old 01-31-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
XDTalk Newbie
 
Member #: 52878
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9
Need help choosing a ak47

Hi everyone, title says it all. i really want to get a ak but not sure what to get because there is about million different models of them. I really like the traditional look thats real simple. I have about a $800 range, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

thanks
CSkeltis is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 01-31-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
XDTalk 100 Member
 
FatCamXD's Avatar
 
Member #: 51124
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 213
Saiga makes a really nice, affordable AK. My buddy has one and it is a blast to shoot!
__________________
I'd rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6.
FatCamXD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
XDTalk 100 Member
 
bai78's Avatar
 
Member #: 49938
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 134
Sub'd as I'm considering an AK as well.

Thoughts on Century and IO?
__________________
- XD9 Tactical: Dark Earth, Springer Precision Trigger, XD9sc, XD45c, M1A Scout
- Para Ordnance: Warthog in .45
- Mossberg 12ga tactical, 20" barrel
- Ruger 10/22, Mini 14 (580 series), Mini-30 (581 series), GSR .308
- Saiga 7.62 converted, Mosin Nagant 91/30, M92 PAP
- Sig Sauer: 516
- Walther P22: Dessert Camo & Pink (both are for the kids)
- Sporting Arms Cricket: Black & Pink for the kids
- Glock Gen III: 17, 19 (Gen IV), 26, 30s
bai78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 12:27 AM   #4
XDTalk 1K Member
 
PolsVoice's Avatar
 
Member #: 25242
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Irving, TX
Posts: 1,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by bai78 View Post
Sub'd as I'm considering an AK as well.

Thoughts on Century and IO?
Century had quality control issues for a while. They all went 'bang' but had issues with canted sights and gas blocks - especially on the WASR rifles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatCamXD View Post
Saiga makes a really nice, affordable AK. My buddy has one and it is a blast to shoot!
Saiga is the best factory AK out their right now. Arsenal and Krebs uses them as the base for their rifles. It will require a little bit of conversion (cheap) to get it to "look" more like an AK. Getting the forend to look like an AK, though is a bit more difficult.

If the classic look of an AK is important, then I'd go with a Romanian G or AKM rifle. They are not necessarily pretty, but they are crazy reliable. The Yugo's are excellent, too, but lack a chrome lined barrel. It might be worth it to go to a gunshow, look for a used AK on sale for a reasonable price ($400 or so), check for cant and check that it passes the bullet test. If so, you'll probably be getting a good AK.

Avoid Ohio Ordnance receivers or anything from Hesse/Vulcan. Hesse/Vulcan especially, they weren't sufficiently heat-treated.
__________________
"Rights that go unexercised have a way of becoming privileges"

Springfield XD9SC
AK47 - Romy G.
M92 Krink SBR
91/30 Mosin with PU scope
Kawai BL-51
PolsVoice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 03:26 AM   #5
XDTalk 1K Member
 
KP Ling's Avatar
 
Member #: 6865
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In an oilfield outside of Alva, OK
Posts: 1,253
Arsenal

You are going to pay every bit of that $800 for a new one, and perhaps a little more. But I guarantee you it is worth it.
__________________
"Is it a long bed Mega Cab?...Then it sucks." - a co-worker
KP Ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
XDTalk Member
 
Member #: 40225
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 53
If you're looking for a good quality relatively cheap AK look at the Interarms from Atlantic Firearms. Very good quality for the money, much better than Century's and IO's.
mait128 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #7
XDTalk 2K Member
 
OKMatt's Avatar
 
Member #: 23219
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NEOK
Posts: 2,416
If you don't mind a little shop time and the $150 or so bucks to convert it, go with the Saiga. Brand new, Russian made AK47.
The cost goes up about $100 to get the for end to the AK specs. I left my factory forend on and added vents.
IMO, if I'm going to buy on the grid,and I can afford it, buy new.
__________________
“Few men desire liberty. Most are satisfied with a just master.”
Gaius Sallustius Crispus- circa 45 BC


What is your "fair share" of what someone else has worked for?- Thomas Sowell


Ah, F**k it Dude. Let's go bowling.-Walter Sobchak


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 post(s).



OKMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
XDTalk 2K Member
 
AirForceAce357's Avatar
 
Member #: 30664
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by KP Ling View Post
Arsenal

You are going to pay every bit of that $800 for a new one, and perhaps a little more. But I guarantee you it is worth it.
I've also read and seen a number of good reports on Arsenal. Seem to be well made Russian built AKs and that included optics mount is a good feature. An SGL21 is definitely in my future!
__________________
Current Arsenal
Gen 4 Glock 17
Mossberg 500 12GA
Remington 1100 12 GA
Ruger 10/22 .22LR with Tasco 4X32
Ruger 10/22 Takedown w/ Tech-Sights
Savage 775A 16 GA
Stag Arms Model 2 AR-15
S&W M&P22
Walther PPS 9mm

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy"--George Washington

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"--Sir Edmund Burke

Shoot safe, shoot often and have fun!
AirForceAce357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
XDTalk Newbie
 
Member #: 52878
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9
thanks for the reply's everyone.. looks like i just gotta get out there and get a little hands on with some
CSkeltis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 07:40 PM   #10
XDTalk 1K Member
 
goretro77's Avatar
 
Member #: 40901
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirForceAce357 View Post
I've also read and seen a number of good reports on Arsenal. Seem to be well made Russian built AKs and that included optics mount is a good feature. An SGL21 is definitely in my future!
You will not regret it, its reliable as an AK should be, shoots great and very accurate for the round its firing.
__________________
A handgun alone does not cut it.
goretro77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source! » Long Gun Talk » AK-47 Talk


Search tags for this page
ak 47 best brand
,
ak 47 brand reviews
,
ak-47 brand ratings
,
ak47 brands
,
best affordable ak 47
,

best ak 47 brand

,
best brand of ak-47
,
cia ak 47
,

cia ak 47 review

,
cia ak 47 reviews
,
cia ak review
,
good ak47 brands
,
good brands of ak 47
,
top 10 ak 47 brands
,
top 5 ak-47 brands
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/ak-47-talk/167325-need-help-choosing-ak47.html
Posted By For Type Date
AK-47 Talk on HS2000/XDTalk Forum | BoardReader This thread Refback 02-02-2011 06:56 PM