Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Post by Ranger1 » April 11th, 2019, 7:18 am

If you had the choice between the 2 which would you go for?



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Re: Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Post by Steve_In_29 » April 11th, 2019, 10:57 am

With no more info then what you provided on the specific rifles...Russian.

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Post by Suck My Glock » April 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Well, I really want a Zastava M90NP in 5.56nato. Russia isn't able to import anything comparable, and it even seems better than my Arsenal AK106F.

I also like the heavier guage sheet metal used in their receivers that all seem to use the RPK trunnions and specs.

The 8mm M76 I used to own once upon a time seemed head and shoulders above any Dragunov I ever had the opportunity to shoot.

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Post by Ranger1 » April 11th, 2019, 2:24 pm

I found that the yugo copy is probably the best I have had a chance to shoot. The Russian AK is what I prefer but I would say the yugo is # 2 and if I cant get that then the Hungarian copy is #3

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Post by hairygreek » April 11th, 2019, 6:28 pm

I used to like Yugo weapons... but think now Russian are overall better quality. Vepr for the win!

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Post by TriggerFish » April 13th, 2019, 8:52 am

1 Vote: Russian (Type III - circa 1953)
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1 Vote: Yugoslavian (M92)
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Post by h8pvmnt » April 13th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Im not a big fan of 5.56 aks because there is no magazine standard. So almost all have a different proprietary magazine. I know there is one that takes AR mags but its butt ugly to me. The Saiga converted russian guns and the VEPRS are my favorite. The Yugos i have are nice but lack the chrome lined barrels in some cases, not a huge deal if the barrel is good and you clean them. Too me any AK that runs right is a good AK. But of all the ones i have the Saiga Conversion is the one i would not sell.

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Re: Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Post by PistolPete » April 16th, 2019, 11:10 am

If you're looking for a 5.56 AK I'd strongly suggest the SLR-106CR. They're very compact & handy.

Otherwise to answer your question I'd choose a Russian over a Yugo/Serb, but I think they're still great rifles.

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Post by HDS » April 16th, 2019, 11:55 am

The only one I would try not to.get is the Egyptian copy.

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Post by hairygreek » April 16th, 2019, 5:08 pm

HDS wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:55 am
The only one I would try not to.get is the Egyptian copy.
The first Maadi 100% Egyptian parts are supposed to be good. Then after import ban, CAI got a mishmash of Maadi and Chinese parts, and put rifles together with those. The latter I wouldn't bother with.

To the OP: AK prices have increased over the last 10 years and longer. Russian Saiga's used to be less than now, and it's likely because they aren't imported anymore. So a Russian AK will likely hold/gain value more than a Serbian would.

But OP didn't mention a parts kit AK vs. totally new... that can change things some.

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Post by HDS » April 16th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Finding a Russian parts kit is like finding gold laying in the middle of the road. That's pretty hard.

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Post by hairygreek » April 16th, 2019, 6:50 pm

There were some East German ones imported a few months ago... those are quality as well.

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Post by HDS » April 16th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Where can I find one?

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Re: Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Post by hairygreek » April 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm

HDS wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Where can I find one?
Side folders here. https://www.apexgunparts.com/parts-kits.html

The regular plastic/wood stocked ones were $500 at a couple places, all look sold out. https://www.desertfoxsales.com/EAST_GER ... fs-232.htm

You could probably find some kits on AKfiles or gunbroker. Atlantic Firearms had somebody build kits for them and sold complete rifles.

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Re: Russian AK or Yugoslavian AK

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Post by HDS » April 17th, 2019, 5:31 am

Nice

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