The best AK for me?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Kri, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Kri

    Kri Member

    So i've been researching loads of AK's for my next gun (that's what I go to do when I don't come to read and post besides working lol)

    I generally don't want a WASR or a CA made AK....but there is an M70 model from CA I researched with a milled reciever and is told to be a higher quality from the parts they are built with.

    It's a bit pricy for the series from Arsenal, but the SAM7SF caught my eye. They call it "The game changer", but I don't think it's changing the game too much.

    The reason is because if i'm going to pay 1300+ on an AK (which is meant to be CHEAP) then it better be promised to have better manufacturing than say a CA. I don't think that voids the possibility of normal malfunctions, but I can see it still being a better option for the future.

    This AK will be my home defense, my choice when the Turds go flying.
    All i'm asking for is a well built milled receiver, doesn't consist of cheap metals, and has a folding stock. Weight is not a problem for me. So if someone could direct me to exactly what i'm looking for (besides the SAM7), I would appreciate that very much!!!
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    You are looking for something other than an AK.;)

    Seriously...$1300 for a milled AK is utterly ridiculous. I know, that's the going price...but people are stupid.

    And truly, there's nothing wrong with CA anymore, they've been making fine guns for a while now.

    However, if it's worth it to all means, get you some.:)
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

  3. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    Ouch! Glad I'm happy with my $450 SAR 1.
  4. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    I bought a Saiga that was already converted to pistol grip (actually my wife bought it for me for fathers day) for 600.00. It is not milled, but it runs flawless!
  5. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Allegedly the Egyptian AK's are high quality. I wouldn't mind a Yugo either.
    I'm sorry we euthanized our two resident AK guru's......
  6. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    CAI Zastava NPAP M70 is a greating shooting rifle!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  7. superbeast1098

    superbeast1098 Member

    My CA WASR 10/63 runs extremely well.... Best $500 I have spent....

    I dont see the need to spend $1000+ on an AK47.... The cheaper ones tend to run just as good as the more expensive ones... Who needs the fancy tactical furniture anyways????

    I guess its personal preference...

    If I had a $1300 budget for an AK, I would buy the less expensive one and spend the rest of the money on magazines and ammo.....
  8. With the going rate of an AK going up. and the AR in the 600's. I see no reason anymore to buy an AK

    I used to be all for them. Loved them. They also only costed 350-450. and AR was 800
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    My buddy has me convinced that I need an AR in 7.62x39 to take advantage of the accuracy, ergonomics, and versatility of the AR platform pared with the inexpensive nature of steel cased 7.62x39 imports and their ballistic superiority over the 5.56 NATO.

    All it takes is money, which I don't have for the project yet (if ever).

    Peace favor your sword,
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
  10. If i had a dollar for every project i said "Man i would do/Buy that if i had the money"

    I would probably have enough money to buy that AR :p
  11. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    I don't know where you are getting your advice from, but the current CA built WASR-10 AK's are good AK's. I have a couple of AK-47 WASR-10's and a AES10B. All of them are fine and well made by CA. As for a milled vs. a stamped receiver for an AK; I personally prefer a stamped receiver. The AK bolt tends to hammer pretty hard and over time a milled receiver can develop cracks due to the rigidity. A stamped receiver dissipates the recoil much better. It's your money, but for $499.00 you can get a WASR-10 AK-47 and have the other $1K left for ammunition and 75 round drums for SHTF.

    Just my opinion though.... ;)
  12. panoz77

    panoz77 Member


    Yugo M70 AB2 underfolder for $529 right now at J&G,-grenade-sight.-p-1388.html

    Or VZ2008 at PSA for $399

    No reason at all to pay 1K+ to get a VERY quality AKM or AK type
  13. Branth

    Branth Member

    I've heard bad things about taking the X39 into the AR platform - Strongly tapered cases + straight magwell = bad juju

    Also, CA is Century Arms, I take it? if I may be permitted a side question, does anyone here have experience with the Century C91?
  14. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    No, you've heard right.

    Same buddy is right in the middle of developing and bringing to market, in conjunction with a "major" magazine manufacturer, 7.62x39 mags for such chambered AR's.

    I've seen his documentation (including video of demos running hundreds of rounds straight with no malfunction). His design works. Supposed to be going to a military trial/demo this week.

    Peace favor your sword,
  15. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    I have one and LOVE it. Stamped receiver but it works flawlessly!

    You could always get a parts kit also and find a nice milled receiver stripped and pre-drilled and build yourself one.

    Or another option is the VZ2008. Czeck AK type, doesn't accept AK mags but does have a nice milled receiver with folding stock and from what I hear are great weapons.

    Or even one of these:

    Milled AK with a more classic look.

    If it was me I would go with the VZ2008. But the Milled Yugo would be a close second!

    ***EDIT*** and WOW on the price at PSA for that... I have been thinking about it for awhile but that may be to good to pass up!!
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2014
  16. Stogies

    Stogies Member

    Centurion C39 comes to mind, does have a milled receiver and is US made.
  17. What Stogies said, I was looking at a AK before I bought an ar-10 and the centurion 39 ak has some really good points for about $650.

    It's a milled receiver and is made 100% in the USA which means you don't have to worry about staying 922r complaint if you change things on the gun.

    For 1300 dollars I would probably go AR or AK. For the kind of money you can do a lot of different things like buy a ton of ammo and mags, a different upper like 300 black out, you could probably build a ar under 4.5lbs for 1300 bucks.

    There's nothing wrong with the ak either and reliable goes in the favor of the AK but unless your dragging them behind a truck they'll both do fine.
  18. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    I think the best way to get accuracy with the 7.62x39 is to simply avoid the cheap surplus ammo. Once you do that, you can start worrying about how good the barrel is, the trigger, and most importantly, the sights used. Any AK is going to be somewhat inaccurate if you are using the OEM sights with their oh-so-short sight radius.