Want an Affordable Assault Rifle...Opinions?

LoneRider

Member
Mar 22, 2008
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Pasadena,Tx
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!!
 

300shooter

Active Member
Mar 6, 2008
295
16
Fargo,ND
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.
 

308nato

TGT Addict
Mar 9, 2008
4,184
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Between Tomball & Waller
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
 

TxShooter

Member
Mar 16, 2008
69
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Houston Metro Area
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.
 

phatcyclist

Active Member
Feb 22, 2008
882
36
Austin, TX
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.
 

phatcyclist

Active Member
Feb 22, 2008
882
36
Austin, TX
WASR-10s run about $450ish and are a good basic AK-47 type rifle.

Or how about an AR-15 for $570?
http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?shop=1&cat=33&
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.
 
Feb 23, 2008
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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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