Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Painkiller, Mar 13, 2008.
I want one.
I'd rather have one in 5.45. 1/3rd ammo price and just about as accurate.
Those folding stocks are extremely nice though. If you can afford to feed it go for it
AK it 5.56 is pointless. You don't get the accuracy the round is capable of, and that really is the ONLY argument that 5.56 has going for it.
I've got an arsenal AK (--> http://www.arsenalinc.com/sam7r.htm ) and I love it...but i'd say get one in 7.62 or even 5.45 before 5.56. if you want 5.56 get an AR.
AK != .223
AK = 7.62x39 or 5.45x39
if you already have 5.45 and 7.62 sure.
Is it true that 5.45 surplus is drying up?
if you want .223 then get something like an AR or Sig 552.
It will eventually most of the surp were getting comes from former WP countries who've since switched over to 5.56 AK's. Eventually will just be down to wolf, the bears and tigers, and occasional ruskie surp when they get rid of there old stuff.
I'm assuming you know what you're talking about and just heckling him for calling it an AK instead of AK variant.
I have like 4000rds of 5.56 so thats a reason why I want one.
Why not get a 5.45 and buy 4000 rounds for the price you could buy 1000 5.56 for.
I dunno I'd like all 3.
Get a Galil and call it a day.
5.45 ftw. i have my ammo fort with about 12k 5.45. I'd have more, but I have to wait for the new job.
BTW, I've heard from a few places that East Germany is releasing its stores of 5.45 on us late this year or whenever it gets completely through customs. This comes from a few trusted forums and I wouldn't be suprised if its true. I think they're waiting for the current supply to dry up, just to keep the price similar to current prices. But what do I know...!
I hope that's true.
Speaking of AKs in non-7.62...
Where's the best place to pick up an AK-74? I really like the Polish Tantal version, but almost any would do. I know atlanticfirearms.com has them and SOG has them (but not on their site apparently)... where else can you pick them up?
I have around 14k in spam cans and another 1k rounds or so loaded in mags. Some new kraut ammo would be nice keep the prices down a little bit longer for me to stock up on even more.
Lancaster Tantal dried up when I spoke to atlantic, I "settled" with Interarms Tantal folder.
Ohio Rapid Fire also has nice AK74 selection. They have fixed wood (not bakelite) furniture available as well. They also come with more goodies than interarms too. 3 Stripper clips, clip guides and hard case. They offer 1 year warrantee as oppose to interarms' 2 year warrantee. Also note that Interarms has grey park, while ORF's rifles will be black.
Buy a parts kit and have a smith build one for you or do it yourself
If you don't have a lot of tools it's probably cheaper to just buy one.
Yes, I know ak variants come is more than even the calibers I listed. Saiga has come up with most of the popular sizes. I was just giving him a hard time for considering an AK in 5.56 before he looks at the 5.45 and 7.62 versions. And most people that want to shoot .223 would better be served with the AR platform.
Just saying that you should stick to platforms than were built around the ammo you're planning to use.
I'd rather buy one...
So Interarms, Atlantic, Lancaster... Any websites that have these listed where I can look them up/see prices?
Don't forget Ohio Rapid Fire
Atlantic carries lancasters I believe so you can see pics there, I think they sellem cheaper then lancasters own website, ORF site should show ORF's and a couple others they sell I think. I'd avoid ones made by CAI and a few others who use USA barrels.
I agree but if you have a great deal invested in a certain caliber there's no need to go out and start up a stockpile in other similar-performing calibers. That said 3000 rounds isn't much and i would opt for a 5.45 since they're similar to the 223 and a fraction of the cost.