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Old 01-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Educate me on ak's

I'm starting to read up on building an ak, and there are two looks that I love which means it looks like I'm building two. I know there are different kits avaliable, but I'm not even sure where to start. Here are the two styles that I'm looking at. If anyone could help point me in the right direction it would be appreciated

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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I chose to go with Saiga. They are new from the Russian Izhmash factory opposed to being pieced together from surplus stuff.

From my research they are much more accurate than the average AK.

I am no expert, but I am very happy with mine (7.62x39 and .308).

I waited too long to pick up the 12ga version

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Those chinese ak parts kits are EXPENSIVE, IF you can find them... IIRC the last spiked type 56 I saw sell for went for nearly $1400. It's nothing a amature needs to be messing with.

Right now your limited between stuff like romanian and yugo kits for the most part. You MAY get lucky and find a older kit with the factory barrel. If not a new US barrel is needed and quality in those are generally lacking.

It's a hobby, you wont get a AK cheaper this way and infact you may screw up something like the barrel and it ends up costing more. Do it because you want to not because you think you can get a ak cheap.

I "saved" a AK build once, some amature botched it pretty badly. So badly infact a weld build was the only way to complete it...

I just traded it for a 44 remington rand.... A nice one at that.
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