Want an Affordable Assault Rifle...Opinions?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by LoneRider, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. LoneRider

    LoneRider Member

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    I want an Assualt type rifle because..........Well, I just want one!
    My budget is low so here's what I'm looking at, will appreciate opinions.

    SKS 7.62x39

    Saiga 7.62x39

    Saiga 223

    Kel-tek 223

    Kel-Tec 9mm


    No you need to get an AR...can't afford one!!
     


  2. 300shooter

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    I would only look at the milled type SKS's or a MAC90 as most can be had for around 275.00 to 350.00. the last time I looked.
     
  3. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Yoy might want to check out www.aimsurplus.com
    or www.jgsales.com they have them for at good prices.
    I bought one from a gentleman on another forum and it is a fun
    gun to shoot and its in 7.62x39 they dont make a 7.63x39.
    Oh it a Yugo with grenade launcher and bayonet built in the 70's
    and was unissued.
    Or you could get a RUGER mini 14 ,its in .223 and you can add all kinds of goodies
    to it down the road later
     
  4. TxShooter

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    The last Mini 14's I looked at were approaching the price of AR-15's. For the price a SKS is a great weapon and there are a ton of aftermarket parts available for it as well.

    And I know you said not to bring up the AR, but they can be built for a fairly reasonable price. Much less than buying one already put together.
     
  5. TxShooter

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  6. phatcyclist

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    SKS are good, but I would suggest against a Yugo 59/66. The extra junk on the gas system gives plenty of places for leaks and other issues. Find a Yugo model 59 if you can, it doesn't have the odd upper gas piston. The Yugos don't have chrome-plated chambers or bores, which can be a consideration. The Chinese made decent SKS rifles, and there are a few other different countries that made them. I would suggest a Chinese, as they are usually the cheapest.
     
  7. jdh

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  8. phatcyclist

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    If there is one thing I've learned, it's that ARs are picky about ammo. Good AR ammo is also not cheap. Running the cheap steel-cased ammunition in ARs will usually destroy extractors. I would suggest against anyone buying an AR that minds paying almost 50% more per round minimum for acceptable AR rounds over AK rounds.

    I own an AR, and as much as I like it, I don't shoot it very often because of this problem.
     
  9. The Kicker Guy

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    WASR10 or WASR2 can be found cheap. I paid about $300 for my 10, but that was about 6 mos. ago. AIM Surplus has the 2's for $289 every once in awhile.
     

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