What Caliber AK?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by magnus392, Aug 7, 2005.


  1. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have so far (complete rifles):

    3) 5.45x39 (two fixed Bulgarians I built, and 1 folder Bulgy I built)
    4) 7.62x39 (one WASR-10, one Romy build, one Hungarian AMD, one Yugo Krink)
    1) 5.56x45 (Romy SAR-3)

    I will post pics after I get some upated ones:)
     
  2. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Just have a SAR-2 (5.45x39).

    Used to have a Hungarian (7.62x39) but I hated it so I gave it away to a gentleman in Oklahoma. I believe he's very happy with it and I'm happy with what I have now.
     
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would like to buy/build a 5.45x39 someday, after shoot Magnus' I really liked it. However, I do like that the AK's I have now all 7.62x39 all have the same mags and shoot the same ammo. I like the 7.62x39, it should work fine at intermediate ranges.
     
  4. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    E.L., first AK I ever shot was at a shoot in Missouri. A friend of mine let me shoot his underfolder. I had a blast and that made me want one.

    Unfortunately, at that time not having a clue about AK's I got one that didn't work worth a dang (well that and there was no way I was going to afford the preban like he had - he's a collector of C&R rifles though he does have some more current ones). What I got soured me on the 7.62x39 AK's all together.

    Don't seem to mind the SKS's though...but I absolutely adore my AK in 5.45x39. Even if it only makes it to the range once a year or so. Guess that's the price to pay when I've a few guns and not enough time these days. I spend more time now with a couple of pricey sporterized/target rifles and handguns than anything else anymore.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The AK that MAgnus helped me build runs like a dream. It just seems to point so natuarally, and comes up so quick, that I don't miss very often with it on the snap shots I have taken.
     
  6. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    AK's are great fun! I adore my 5.45 rifles also...I even picked up a Tantal kit so I will have another one:D The Romies are very comfy and I plan to "Bubba" one out with the T6 Stock, Galil hand guard with rails of course, and probably and ergo grip. Then I will have the Factory battle field pick up look.

    Anyway, no matter how you cut it I like all calibers.

    I like the 7.62 for cheap blasting, and the power of .30cal.

    I like the 5.45 for better accuracy, and lighter recoil. (not that the .30 is too much)

    I like the 5.56 for ammo availibility in SHTF situation. (the AR has to grow on my still in reguard to long term reliabilty)
     
  7. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    magnus, that's what made me fall in love with the 5.45 - the accuracy! Totally blew away the 7.62 AK's. SKS's that's a totally different story. But it's a dream of an AK for me.

    Stock is still a bit short even though I'm a girl but it's about right for mom so I'm going to leave it like it is.
     
  8. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah I have a NATO length stock on my shooter 74, and it is a DREAM!!! I need a recoil pad for my sidefolder to get it a bit longer. I am pretty tall though.
     
  9. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hey EL, If where you buddy I would go ahead and pick up a kit before they are totally gone. I recommend the Bulgarians:) Call BOB at Akron Armory and tell him I sent you and to take good care of ya. Ask him about a good deal on mags too.
     
  10. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    E.L. you build yourself a 5.45 x 39 and I'll give you 4 mags.
     
  11. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I've built 3 does that mean I get 12 free mags:D LOL J/K
     
  12. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    But if I gave you 12 then I wouldn't have any left!!!

    Seriously though maybe I should change what I told him...you've built more.

    How about 2 for him and 2 for you...that sounds better.

    The heck with everybody else.

    By the way I think I have some of those plunger things for the gas tubes (for an AK-47) would you like them? - no cost just to get them out of the closet.
     
  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks TLymnn. We shall see. I still have a AMD left to build first.
     
  14. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am just ribbin' ya;) Thanks for the offer, I just use a old tee shirt to clean the bas tube when I do:) [beer]
     
  15. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sigh...

    I realize I'm really bad with technical words magnus so let me try this again.

    I believe I have some of those rods that you use with the AK system.

    You know they're chrome or steel or whatever. Look like a piston on one end? Don't know why I have them - would you like them.
     
  16. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That would be a gas piston;) Are they US made? If so they should be marked. How about you hold on to them and we could have a give away after we go public? I am sure I could find something to through in a pot!
     
  17. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Going to make me go find them again are you. I can't even remember why I have them (just like I can't remember why I have several other pieces of the AK system (I did get rid of some of them - mostly because people I knew could use them). These I just didn't know about.

    I'll go find them again and see if I can find if they're stamped.
     
  18. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Don't feel bad - I do that all the time with guns. Let me see, I think I've got at least 3 rifles - no wait make that 5 I've still got to take out and shoot. One I've owned at least 4 or 5 years now.

    And at least one handgun...nope make that two handguns now (I forgot I bought the S&W .357).
     
  19. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    BAD DOG!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :rolleyes: Pooor Ak's...you can't do that to them....anything else I can let slipp but AK's need to be shot!!! I ussually don't have one more than a few hrs before I shoot it! Then it can sit some, but dang:() Poor AK's!
     
  20. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I know this gal that would oblige you:D
     
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