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My Arsenal SA M5

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by Gokyo, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Gokyo

    Gokyo

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    I got this weapon in a trade a few years ago. I have shot it a few times but never warmed up to it. Mostly because of the way it dents my brass (I reload).

    I am very curious what it might be worth. I am not soliciting offers at this time. I am just trying to decide if it is worth hanging on to. I guess i am trying to figure out the opportunity cost of keeping this rifle in my safe.

    I have a milled receiver Arsenal AK chambered in .223.

    It has a russian red dot mounted to the side. I have a dozen or so 30 round magazines.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. PlasticGuy

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    The milled 7.62x39 Arsenals (like my SA-M7a1) tend to sell for quite a bit more than the 5.45 and 5.56 variants. Still, I would expect your rifle to sell for around $850 in this area. The optic and extra mags probably make it about $1000 package. Again, that's this market.
     

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    9mm +p+

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    That's a sweet setup! I just ordered a red dot like that, how do you like it?
     
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    That is pretty sweet...I'd hang on to it, but that's me.
     
  5. Gokyo

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    The red dot is very cool for a couple of reason.

    -It holds it zero when it goes on and off. (At least for the 100 yard max that I shoot at)

    -It uses standard batteries

    -There is a perment black dot "reticle" you can see it whether the it is illuminated or not

    -There is a big circle and then the small dot in the middle. this makes it pretty fast to acquire the target

    -The Dot is fairly small so you can be pretty precise with it.

    -It is mounted to the left so you can still use the iron sights.

    Now the bad news
    -The elevation is a little hard to zero. It requires the dust cover to be removed so that you can reach the wrench in there.

    -The dot is very small which makes CQB target acquisition a little harder

    -The instructions are in russian so when you try to zero it is hard to know if turning left is up or down.

    -Because the scope is on the left you use your left eye to see through the sight. If you shoulder the stock on the left shoulder you are SOL.

    -The adjustment tool is an off size allen wrench. You lose it and you are going to be very sad.

    I like the scope. I like my trijicon on my other rifles better.
     
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    Thanks gokyo, I appreciate the opinions!
     
  7. AKsRule

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    With the reddot and the mags it's obviously worth over $1K .

    Unless you are short of funds , or have another rifle which
    fulfills the same purpose - I can think of NO good reason
    to sell it. :sad: