Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet, koondawgman, orlandowiebe, Z-man65
60479 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77512
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41122
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32681
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60479 Members
45 Forums
476186 Topics
6246667 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6357075 - 07/03/16 05:48 PM AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant???
Mook Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/15/11
Posts: 1186
Loc: Tyler, TX
Ok - love the forums input...

AK-47 - Used to be cheap now not so much, ammo is fairly cheap, runs like a tank, but the "better" versions are 1K-2K / hard for me to even come close to justifying some of those prices

AK-74 - haven't had any experience with but ammo appears to be cheap as well - can anybody give me info about this caliber? I'm assuming the platform is just as rugged as the other?

MK47 - runs from 12-1600 so the price can be prohibitive as well - caliber is cheap platform is nice being AR compatible with parts...have been told they function very well on cheap steel cased ammo, the platform an adaptability is great with common rails and such

What are talks thoughrs? Am I just being a snob not picking up a 4-500 AK?


Edited by Mook (07/03/16 05:53 PM)

Top
#6357091 - 07/03/16 06:02 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8643
Loc: Harris County
I used to like the 74 platform because it was VERY cheap. Then they banned most ammo from import about a year ago and the price for ammo nearly doubled. Not as much ammo selection as the 7.62x39 but for plinking and blasting it's a lot of fun.
_________________________

Top
#6357097 - 07/03/16 06:15 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Pig_Popper Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 578
Loc: Fort Worth
Fix the threads title - you have AK47 listed twice
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6357244 - 07/03/16 08:08 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Chickenman Online   sick
Chickenless

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 3617
Loc: Denton County
JBI Armory took my milled MAK90 Sporter to its intended form (in my opinion) while keeping it 922r compliant. Its probably the best no BS rifle I have.

_________________________

Top
#6357288 - 07/03/16 09:24 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
jeepercreeper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3645
Loc: DFW
Ive owned a couple of expensive Arsenals, a couple WASRs, and Yugo. The high-end, expensive AK is overrated to me. I still have the Yugo simply because it has my trust engraved on it. Otherwise, if I were in the market for an AK Id probably just get a WASR, swap the furniture out and shoot the crap out of it. I'll spend my money on nice bolt guns and shotguns over a high-end AK anyday

Top
#6357392 - 07/03/16 11:45 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
tth_40 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13737
Loc: North Texas.
Heck, I like my SKS's better than the AK's I've had in the past. Same round, less expensive platform, never had any issues with them.

Just my 2cents.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: theserxtremedays
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

Top
#6357423 - 07/04/16 02:21 AM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
okstatefan Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 813
Loc: Forney, TX
It was all fine-and-dandy when SKS sold for under $100 and AKM were less than 350. I converted a Saiga that cost about $475 + an additional $75 in parts of my choosing. In some ways, I may wish I would have kept it. However, I got a cash offer at the gun range that blew my mind.

I'll likely not own another 7.62x39. To me, it is a marginal round at best; much like the .223. I am much more interested about rounds like the 6.8.

Top
#6357486 - 07/04/16 07:48 AM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Mook Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/15/11
Posts: 1186
Loc: Tyler, TX
Does JBI Provide the parts kit or do you have to do that?

Top
#6357562 - 07/04/16 09:16 AM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
texashunter900 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 445
Loc: Ennis, TX
I am shooting 7.62x39 on the AR platform and loving it. No problem cycling the cheap ammo and is accurate with the cheap stuff too.

I have had a few sks's and always enjoyed shooting them.
_________________________
I got nothing

Top
#6357689 - 07/04/16 11:47 AM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
jeepercreeper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3645
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Mook
Does JBI Provide the parts kit or do you have to do that?


I think he does provide parts on some builds.

Just be forewarned that you'll be in for a long, long wait for little to no communication in between. Ive used him twice and each time "couple of weeks" was more like 6-7 months. I probably look elsewhere for my next AK work

Top
#6357730 - 07/04/16 12:32 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Mr. Jeem Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/23/05
Posts: 446
Loc: DFW
Either an AK47 or an AR 7.63x39. They will be about the same price $600-900.

Top
#6357737 - 07/04/16 12:39 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
themoonrulz Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 398
Loc: Houston, TX
I used to be an AR-15 guy but after shooting the ak47 I find myself liking it better. 7.62x39 is a good round, I've killed pigs with it so far. If you go the AK route you can't go wrong with a wasr10. I have a c39v2 and a absolutely love it. Small percent of owners have had some issues with soft metal in the bolt and carrier but mine is fine. I'd also check out DDI and PSA (whenever they release the gen 2). Stay far far away from the RAS47 as it failed Rob Ski's 5000 round test.
_________________________
A real hunter never returns empty handed. Spending time in the wilderness temporarily satifies the soul, but leaves us longing for more.

Top
#6360983 - 07/07/16 08:52 AM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Carter Tinsley Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/02/11
Posts: 91
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Mook
Ok - love the forums input...

AK-47 - Used to be cheap now not so much, ammo is fairly cheap, runs like a tank, but the "better" versions are 1K-2K / hard for me to even come close to justifying some of those prices

AK-74 - haven't had any experience with but ammo appears to be cheap as well - can anybody give me info about this caliber? I'm assuming the platform is just as rugged as the other?

MK47 - runs from 12-1600 so the price can be prohibitive as well - caliber is cheap platform is nice being AR compatible with parts...have been told they function very well on cheap steel cased ammo, the platform an adaptability is great with common rails and such

What are talks thoughrs? Am I just being a snob not picking up a 4-500 AK?


I wouldn't bother with the MK. Over-built(needlessly heavy) and with no bho feature it's a pain to run multiple mags quickly. It's modular as far as furniture and possibly triggers, otherwise it's a proprietary gun.

Cheap AK47? WASR is the best least expensive option. Look for newer production. Ammo is cheap and AK aftermarket is great.

5.45x39 round is fantastic and cheap. People will always remember the glory days but reality is it's still cheap relative to other rounds and a lot of fun to shoot. It's flat shooting with negligible recoil. And 74's are just like 47's in terms of heir robust design and function.

Arsenal makes great AKs. DDI is the gold standard for American built AKs. They've got an all American manufactured version coming out in August.

Top
#6361208 - 07/07/16 12:08 PM Re: AK-47 vs. AK-47 vs. MK47 Mutant??? [Re: Mook]
Colt W. Knight Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2041
Loc: West Virginia
Personally, I am saving up for a DDI ak47 with magpul furniture. Really like how that magpul stuff feels compared to the wood furniture.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide