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Brianut

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opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« on: January 15, 2010, 03:23:36 PM »
so I am in the market for an AK or a Mak 90
(I actually prefer the thumbhole stock  :oops:)
I had a norinco Mak that I regret the heck out of selling but the new owner has no interest in getting rid of it so the search begins.

What are the main diffs between a Mak and an AK?
Which is better/preffered? and why?

what country and years were considered the best ones, accuracy reliability etc.
I currently have a russian sks that might be of some value and am debating wether to sell it if it is valuable and then buy the ak/mak or keep it and if it is truly needed then just shoot it in addition to the new rifle.

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 03:28:56 PM »
I vote to get another MAK and if possible keep the SKS.

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 03:34:08 PM »
The MAK-90 is a good AK variant just the Chinese version.
I have a post ban sporter with the thumbhole stock I picked up at a show over the summer.
There are many AK clones out there Yugo's, Romanian, Polish, some are better built then others
but to me they all seem to function the same. I actually prefer my cheapo Romanian over my MAK-90.

I am also for keeping the Russian SKS, a good one is a chore to find for a decent price these day's.
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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 07:25:09 PM »
If you like Mak's, and thumbhole stocks, look for an NHM.  They have a much more user-friendly thumbhole cut-out.

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 04:01:31 PM »
so I am in the market for an AK or a Mak 90
(I actually prefer the thumbhole stock  :oops:)
I had a norinco Mak that I regret the heck out of selling but the new owner has no interest in getting rid of it so the search begins.

What are the main diffs between a Mak and an AK?
Which is better/preffered? and why?

what country and years were considered the best ones, accuracy reliability etc.
I currently have a russian sks that might be of some value and am debating wether to sell it if it is valuable and then buy the ak/mak or keep it and if it is truly needed then just shoot it in addition to the new rifle.

thanks

A Mak IS a AK

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 10:44:39 AM »
It's really a matter of choice. you can't lose buying a russian or other euro rifle, on the other hand, I love my mak90....maybe it will boil down to price for you. Go to a local gun shop and start pricing...then a local gun show and see the difference in price and variety of rifles. the ak was built to last ....millions of satifies customers and still going strong.

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 11:55:05 PM »
Norinco or Polytech. These are the best. If you can handle the extra weight go with a heavy barrel rpk version like the nhm91.

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 06:28:22 AM »
I would have to consider one of these polish milled AK's.



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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 07:56:17 AM »
Best AK imo is a saiga that has been converted. Russian manufacture and new not a surplus.
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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 12:10:35 PM »
Best AK imo is a saiga that has been converted. Russian manufacture and new not a surplus.
That's an interesting choice...I was kind of thinking along the same lines. It also appears that the Russians are figuring out that there's a BIG market for upgrades to furniture and parts, we'll have to wait and see....

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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 12:14:14 PM »
I would have to consider one of these polish milled AK's.





Been looking at those since they were posted very tempting!
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Re: opinions on the best aks, what to look for?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 04:14:10 AM »
If you want a thumb holer and the best you can buy, an SLR 95 is the one. If you can find one they are Bulgarian milled receivers with a Steyr hammer forged barrel.