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    So Im a bit confused. Back in march i got my AR lower and parts kit and have yet to assemble it. Well, next month theres a large gun show in hickory. With the election coming up and a possible new assault weapons ban, i have narrowed my choices down to either....Finishing the AR up with an M4 kit (about $450) or buying an SKS (romanian or chinese maybe $200) with a ton of ammo. I have a little bit of .223 stored up and about the same of .39.

    I really want to get the AR together but i dont think thier is enough time to really start stock piling ammo. On the other hand the SKS would be cheaper to buy and i could get ammo for it soon, but is would this be as good of a weapon to have on hand? Just thought i would get a few opinions. thanks everyone!
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    great question, i'm all ears also

    When is the hickory show?
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      C&E gun show is Nov. 15-16, $7 at the door, saturdays admission is good for both days!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ronald_THM View Post
        So Im a bit confused. Back in march i got my AR lower and parts kit and have yet to assemble it. Well, next month theres a large gun show in hickory. With the election coming up and a possible new assault weapons ban, i have narrowed my choices down to either....Finishing the AR up with an M4 kit (about $450) or buying an SKS (romanian or chinese maybe $200) with a ton of ammo. I have a little bit of .223 stored up and about the same of .39.

        I really want to get the AR together but i dont think thier is enough time to really start stock piling ammo. On the other hand the SKS would be cheaper to buy and i could get ammo for it soon, but is would this be as good of a weapon to have on hand? Just thought i would get a few opinions. thanks everyone!
        I am sure I will be torn up for this one, but I do not recommend the SKS. Lots of problems with them "double tapping". Check on a Saiga AK-47. The price is similiar. You can check out mine in my profile. Spend $15.00, get online with TAPCO and buy a recoil buffer for it. Makes all the difference in the world.

        Make sure you buy the foreign stuff for the AK (or SKS if you choose it) because the projectile is .311. These firearms are designed to fire this diameter of projectile. American made (R-P, WIN, WW) all have .308 projectiles. They are inferior as far as accuracy goes.

        My opinion on the Stoner design (AR-15, CAR, M-16) is that they are poorly built, cannot withstand the elements, and have too many little springs and doohickies to make them practicle.

        The AK design was made to be fired AND repaired by Russian peasants. While the round is not as accurate, nor does it have the range of the.223, it does not matter if you have stripped down the rifle and shot springs and small parts all around the campfire.

        ***Disclaimer****
        These views are my opinion only, and are based on personal experience. While you may have a different opinion, you are wrong, and I am right.




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          might be good to have both
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            great advice guys! I didnt even thought about an AK, that would sort of give me the best of both worlds (Hi-cap, well built) what about the AK74? the 5.45x39 round looks fairly accurate and a supervisor of mine at work informed me that we should see alot of it in the market soon (something about russias military cycle I think).
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            • #7
              thats is one SWEET saiga you got there!!!
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              • #8
                I would sell the AR lower and get the Siaga. mags, ammo and scope mount. I like the AR, but the 223 has limited penitration in a hunting or urban setting and are not as robust as the AK in the field.
                Last edited by kenno; 10-16-2008, 05:03 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ronald_THM View Post
                  great advice guys! I didnt even thought about an AK, that would sort of give me the best of both worlds (Hi-cap, well built) what about the AK74? the 5.45x39 round looks fairly accurate and a supervisor of mine at work informed me that we should see alot of it in the market soon (something about russias military cycle I think).

                  The AK-74 has a problem. Original Com-bloc ammo is hard to come by, and there is no reloadable ammo on the market. the 545 is similar to the 223. There are a few companies out there making AK's in 223 if you want them. The design of the 5.45 projectile is interesting. It has an air pocket unear the base, causing the projectile to intentionally destablize after 150 yards or so, causing significant tissue damage on impact. Depending on what you want this rifle for, that may be an advantage or a disadvantage.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kenno View Post
                    I would sell the AR lower and get the Siaga. mags, ammo and scope mount. I like the AR, but the 223 has limited penitration in a hunting or urban setting and are not as robust as the AK in the field.
                    Just an FYI, the Saiga mags are available from Sportsmanguide.com for less then $20.00 a piece. Original AK mags will work, but you need to build up the feed end with a little JB metal weld. Takes 5 minutes, but can save you some moola.

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