How about a Centurion 39 for about half that price? Milled from an 11 lb block of steel...
American Rifleman - Century Arms Centurion 39 Sporter Rifle
Looking at spending around $600 for an AK in the next couple months.
Heavier, absorb more recoil, supposed to be more accurate apparently. IIRC, the AK was meant to be stamped but they didn't have the tech back then so the milled receiver was a bandaid until they could make stamped ones. MMM can prob confirm if that's just a myth or real life lol.Just out if curiosity are the milled AKs any better the the stamped ones?