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Yep.  The military channel had a show on the AK last night.  He was a tank mechanic when he designed the AK 47.

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The Russian ak47 design has to be one of the baddest rifles I have ever shot. The rotating bolt reminds me of the bolt in the m1 garand. The gas piston design on the bolt carrier has been around for a while used in different rifles The svt-40 tokarev and the sks use the gas piston designs. The rotating bolt allows the fired case to be removed sooner as it rotates when it leaves the chamber. I think the design of the ak47 rifle was made by taking bits and pieces from other rifles and making the design even better. The Russian izmash saiga sporters are a brand new sporting rifle. Your buying a brand new Russian rifle not some importers butchers rework. With its sheet metal stamped receiver and chromed line bore and chamber she can shoot 1 1/2" groups at 100yds with no scope in 308win. That's really impressive. Using surplus 308 ball ammo.

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I personally love the AK rifles I still want to get my hands on one but being in NY I can kiss that dream goodbye. I think the AK has a lot of the German STG44 in it.

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I personally love the AK rifles I still want to get my hands on one but being in NY I can kiss that dream goodbye. I think the AK has a lot of the German STG44 in it.

Oh, they are quite nice. Very pleasant to shoot. Mount a 100 or 75 round drum on it and its all good.

I think its time for you to move your gun loving Yankee butt out of that oppressive state. We will make an exception and allow you into the state of Alabama. Just don't tell the other Yankees hoe nice it is down here. :grin:

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I was never interested in the ak 47 until I seen the brand new Russian mishmash saiga sporter that's manufactured in the same building as the ak 47 by the same people. The saiga feels a tad rough at first action wise but once you lube the action and sear with moly it feels like a different gun and the action and trigger is so smooth.

Remember the saiga is a brand new Russian ak47 in a sporter version. I love mine. I have a 16" barrel and a 22" barrel in 308win for hunting. I never shot an ak 47 till I shot the saigas. The Russians at izmash believe the 308 & 223 are a tad more accurate over the Russian calibers they think it's the design of our brass case. Shooting 1 1/2" groups with a 16" barrel using surplus ammo is awesome for a ak 47. There are a lot of new bolt action rifles that can't do that. With better ammo the saigas in the American calibers will shoot 1/2" moa' s and even better at 100yds. The 1/2" moa' s have been reported with new over the counter ammo. The tighter groups have been with quality reloads. If you still live in a free state where an ak 47 can still roam free I'd say get a saiga. I would wait till they import them again soon there is a premium price on them right now. Do not miss out on this fun rifle. It's the hottest gun to hit our shores since the sks. Bill

Btw, When I talk about shooting tight groups I make sure it's no fluke. I shoot the first group the my son has to shoot the next tight group either equal or better to mine before I accept it and post it.

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Oh, they are quite nice. Very pleasant to shoot. Mount a 100 or 75 round drum on it and its all good.

I think its time for you to move your gun loving Yankee butt out of that oppressive state. We will make an exception and allow you into the state of Alabama. Just don't tell the other Yankees hoe nice it is down here. :grin:

No need for big clunky drums. I've shot some old Russian aks along with Chinese and every other knock off. If you take your time and know how to manipulate a weapon they all work just fine and are capable of hitting a human sized target at a reasonable range.

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