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Norinco mak90 in 223

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by xdmikey, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. xdmikey

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    Are these decent rifles and is $800 shipped a decent price?

    It comes with two mags. I've been looking for more mags and they seem pretty high, unlike the 762X39 ones.

    Thanks.
     
  2. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Ban Democrats!!

    any Norinco rifle is going to be worth every penny! They are the best AK-47 copies that you can buy!

    My type 84S, that I paid $550 for, could be sold tomorrow for $1200 easy!!! Yes, the mags are expensive, but they are totally worth the money because they are an investment as well as a fantastic rifle.

    [​IMG]

    GO FOR IT!!!


    TGG
     


  3. fnfalman

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    .223/5.56 caliber AK is a crime against the Soviet Union!!!
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  5. xdmikey

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    This is my thought as well. I have a nice collection myself but not a 223.
    I also have two sons and a grandson.
    I had to back off temporarily due to a forgotten Shell Oil bill. I hope to be able to close the deal in week or two but will see what we will see!
     
  6. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Ban Democrats!!

    Two kids here as well, 6 and 4. I sure hope it works out for you, good luck :)


    TGG
     
  7. Walter Bishop

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    I have a MAK-90 but I bought it for $225 about 20 years ago. While it is nice I doubt I would pay $800 for a used .223 MAK today when you can now buy brand new ARs for $600.
     
  8. adamg01

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    This right here. If you want a .223, get a Colt or even a Vepr will shoot circles around a Mak. They are well made rifles but not known for great accuracy even by Ak standards. I had a Mak and it was probably the least accurate Ak I have owned. My Hungarian, Russian's, and even my Sar1 would consistently print better groups.

    People hype these up because they are no longer imported, they are pretty, and they are polished. With the heavy barrel and heavy receiver, they should be revered for accuracy (like the Yugo) compared to other lighter built Ak's but they are not. I give these rifles credit where it is due, they are pretty, collectible, and well built but they aren't overly accurate for an Ak. If I bought it, it would be to flip. If I wanted a Commie .223 that could print respectable groups, it would be a Vepr .223 or even a Saiga.
     
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  9. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Ban Democrats!!

    I don't buy AKs just for the reliable AK action.

    I also prefer the 7.62X39 round for better penetration! I like to be able to shoot through cars, trees and brick walls!


    TGG
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
  10. Lampshade

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    Any idea where one could get mags for a .223 VEPR?
     
  11. adamg01

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    With the ban on Russian weapons from being imported you should worry about snagging the rifle first.
     
  12. Lampshade

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    Let's suppose I already did, and it was in the low $500's.

    :cool:
     
  13. adamg01

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    Kudos to you sir. You have one fine piece of Russian machinery that will outshoot a Mak any day of the week most likely. I prefer one in 7.62x39 or x54 but I've heard that .223 Vepr's are phenomenal and you can't lose at that price.
     
  14. barth

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    Off Topic:
    But I've got a Bulgarian SLR-106U 5.56/.223 that is nothing short of outstanding.
    Being able to run domestic 5.56/.223 ammo in an AK is golden.
    The high tech LE ammo is amazing.
    Circle 10 mags are expensive.
    But 100% reliable.

    5.56/.223 AK is good by me.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
  15. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Ban Democrats!!

    Believe it or not the Promags are 100% as well. :thumbsup:


    TGG