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what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:19:34 pm »
Now that I have my bushy, the only TEOTWAWKI gun left for me to acquire is an AK or equivalent in 7.62 x 39. Where do I get the best bang for my buck. I tend to lean more toward quality and functionality than bells and whistles. I can dress it up later. good/ bad feedback will be tremendously appreciated so that I can make an informed decision.
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what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:19:34 pm »

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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 07:38:27 pm »
SKS.

Period. End of discussion.
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 07:49:51 pm »
While this topic has been hashed and rehashed on several threads, many members who don't actually own a 7.62X39 rifle may have stocked up on a few tins of ammo as a Hillery hedge, and now need guidance, but are old, and cant remember the advice..

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Ericire12, if the SKS is the hot setup, why is it obsolete now? Not arguin', just askin'?
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 07:51:15 pm »


Ericire12, if the SKS is the hot setup, why is it obsolete now? Not arguin', just askin'?


Not necessarily "the hot setup", but hands down the best bang for the buck.
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 08:05:32 pm »
the one I bought from classicarms.us check the site, great . but I would buy the polish "tantel"   very cheap ammo and a great rifle , ballistics are better than a 5.56 . its next on my list.
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 08:09:28 pm »
It depends on what you want to do with it.
I'd listen to TAB. I mean, he must know his stuff on this subject - his current avatar is obviously successful at stuffing extra ammo in a standard container.

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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 08:13:35 pm »
Although I agree a SKS is a good option...especially if you can get a Yugo 59/66 (you can retro-fit the grenade launcher to launch tennis balls or golf balls)...but, I would probably go with a ROMAK. Not the crappy WASRs that you find in most sporting goods shops...but the GP-75s. They'll run you $450-$500. http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/rifles/ak-47-and-rpk-rifles/p/romanian-ak-47-gp75-762x39-american-made-receiver-barrel/cPath/209_214/products_id/2128?osCsid=49776485f6b5db0c8029f540c154724b
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 08:17:52 pm »
An AK56 or in other words, an SKS that takes AK mags or drums.

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I have had mine for a long time, and they will outshoot ak's as far as accuracy in general, 2.5 - 3.5 moa. Trigger pull is worse than an AK. 5 Gallon buckets at 400 meters, that will work.
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 08:28:44 pm »
I've got one of the Romanian WASR-10, cool gun, had to learn to strip it down. Made for peasants, apparently have a college degree dumbs you down enough to have trouble re-assembling it.

Looks cool at twilight shooting, very neat muzzle flash. I ended up watching it and not the target - that cool. Note to self - do not use at night after TEOTWAWKI.

I also have my eye on one of the STG-2000 - all plastic and metal, no wood, looks like an updated AK but I don't know for sure. I think they were German originally.
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Re: what is the best 7.62 x 39 rifle for the money?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 08:28:57 pm »
what is a WASR and what is the difference?
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