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Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by durk, Nov 12, 2008.
What is your preference and from what country?
I voted AK because of the removable magazine. It's certainly not the perfect weapon, but I think the AKs pros outweigh its cons.
Mine is from Romania. I know it's at the lower end, quality wise, but mine is a better example as far as the Romanian ones go, and there are SO many replacement parts available that I'll be able to improve it as I get more money saved up.
AK... It's no accuracy champion, and certainly just a plinker or short-range hunting weapon. But well, so is the SKS....
The AK's perk list is short for me, ending at the detachable magazine. My choice was an American-made AK with 7 US compliance parts (only 6 are needed), not including the American-Made magazine (which makes 10 total compliance parts). The guns are rugged and very dependable. I would not get a WASR that has been machined to accept double-stack mags but that's just me. While I have no experience personally with them, I've heard of magazine feeding problems and can completely understand this from the mechanics standpoint.
This is just my opinion and as always with opinions... Well, you know...
Ya can't go wrong with either, I prefer the AK for looks, I find the accuracy and reliability to be equal with both, if you go for an SKS find a nice russian, they cost a tad more, but are much more collectable and have nice furniture
Well guys, I just got the OK from the wife to spend 1K. So I might go with a AR15?
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!! she have a single sister? ya . get a nice AR-15 and deck it out...that's half the fun of having an AR...and it's one rifle that's going to be in even higher demand in the near future...I love mine
If you've got $1000 to put to good use, go with an AR.
I had less than $450 to use, so I was very limited as to my choices.
Of course, for $1000 you can get one of the nicer AKs (a Russian at the shop near me is $550) and three cases of 7.62x39 (less than $150/700 round case including shipping from Aim Surplus).
I have both. I think the SKS is a great bargain, but I prefer the AK for appearance. I bought my SKS when I was a senior in high school, brand new Chinese Norinco and I only paid $80 for it. Those were the days....
I voted for the SKS. Mine is a Russian made paratroper model, it's my avitar.
(I own three) I have two detachable 30rd. mags. for it. What I like about the SKS is that once hunting season is open, I can put the 10rd. mag. back in it, as well as the original stock, and I don't look like a fool while out hunting. Maybe some of you more knowledgable folks can tell me if the Russian models are the only ones that can be fitted with a detachable mag.? As far as a hunting rifles go an SKS or AK, bullistically speaking, is a better round out past 100yds. than the 30-30. With practice, knowledge, and proper setup, either rifle is capable of 300yd. kills.
Any SKS can be fitted with a duckbill 30 rounder mag, just take the 5 round mag out and you are set....easy to do
My choice was the SKS, too bad I can't afford any right now.
In answer to your original question, I would go with the Valmet.
Buy you might be hard pressed to find one for $1k.
What AR are you thinking of getting?
Today I brought home a Bushmaster model XM15. Now, time for accessories!
Sweet man!!! Time for dress that black beauty up congrats on your new baby.....let's see some pics
Russian SKS.....only because I have never shot an AK and can't afford to buy one to try it out. I guess I should say, "SKS by default"