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Old 03-16-2014, 11:11   #1
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WTK: Which AK-74 type rifle?

WTK: Considering purchasing an AK-74 type rifle in the near future and would like some opinions. I've owned a few over the years (SAR-2s, custom-built guns) and am thinking I want a mid-range one- not a Century 5.45 and not a $1k+ Arsenal. I have an Arsenal 7.62x39 and like it but want more of the classic AK-74 look. Am considering one by Waffen-Werks or James River Armory. Any of you guys have any experience with either of these? Any input is appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:12   #2
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I'd get a JRA 74 before I bought a current Waffen-Werks rifle.They are expensive though. Seems like I'm reading more and more complaints about WW rifles lately. Here is a super nice Troy Sellars built rifle:
http://www.theakforum.net/forums/34-...a-ak-74-a.html
And another one on the AK Forum:
http://www.theakforum.net/forums/34-...s-ak74-fs.html
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Old 03-16-2014, 17:20   #3
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No experience with the JRA, but have read good reviews.

I really like my WW AK-74, runs very well and the prices have come down a bit. check Classic Arms. my safety lever is very tight, thats the only minor complaint I have.

Go get one, you'll love it. oh, and load up on mags and ammo while you can.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:34   #4
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No experience with the JRA, but have read good reviews.

I really like my WW AK-74, runs very well and the prices have come down a bit. check Classic Arms. my safety lever is very tight, thats the only minor complaint I have.

Go get one, you'll love it. oh, and load up on mags and ammo while you can.
Ordered a WW AK-74 from Classic Firearms last week. Grade A wood w/1 mag for $650. Couldn't pass it up. Thanks for the referral.
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Congrats, you'll love it!
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Old 03-29-2014, 20:07   #6
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I really like the SGL-31 as well.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:43   #7
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I don't know all the details but 5.45 is about to be banned from being imported..some jackaroo made a 5.54 pistol and the steel core I guess is considered to be AP so the BATF is now involved ..

does this mean no more 5.54 ammo.. who knows but im sure a American maker will step up to the plate but don't expect super low priceing like the surplus stuff was..
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:42   #8
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The overseas companies who are making the steel core 5.45 (like Russian 7n6) will just leave the steel out I'm guessing to keep being able to sell it here. I foresee countries like Romania doing that.
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your right but knowing how people act they will clear the shelves of 5.45..
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