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Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by Facejackets, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Facejackets

    Facejackets

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    I love the way it feels. i haven't gotten a chance to shoot it yet, but I will as soon as possible.


    Not bad looking for a cheapo AK is it?
     
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    I wouldn't consider myself a purist but I don't like M4 stocks in general, much less on an AK.

    5.45 or 5.56?
     

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    hi, i like it. i went a differnt direction with mine. does the front grip get in the way of the mag?

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    take it easy
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    I have been thinking about changing mine out myself. The thing is I have the Romanian an I like the shorter stalk to it an have yet to find its match.
     
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    I'm far from a purist, I just don't like M4 stocks on anything but an M4. I have a few sets of poly furniture for my Romanian AK's that add some places to mount a light, etc. But I don't see the point of an adjustable stock like the M4 on an AK. Not when you can put a folder on it instead. This is more useful because it makes the rifle more compact, and versatile. Outside of that, it's your rifle. Do what genuinely works best for you.
     
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    I wasn't looking to buy an M4 style stock, but I came across one at my local shop for $15 and figured it was worth it.

    My original plan was to buy a Tapco Intrafuse dual rail system and buy the Tapco Stubby grip and a fixed stock for it, and everything was going to be in dark earth. But my girlfriend bought the stock for me, and when I went to get my sights adjusted at another store, the guy showed me the UTG hand guard and I liked it so I bought that.

    Then I went back to the original shop I was at and picked up the UTG vert grip.


    Yes, I am balling a budget for sure hahahaha.


    But for my needs, a cheap WASR, and some cheaper furniture is all I need.


    And for those of you wondering it is chambered in 5.45. The grip doesn't get in the way of loading a new mag in. I have the grip far enough to where mags go in and out easily. But I still think I may pick up the Tapco stubby grip because I'd like to have the grip closer to me.
     
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    cool, i went cheap too found my set on ebay lol.

    so far i have alittle less than 400 in it including extra mags.

    take it easy
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    I love that!
     
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    Classic, Modern, whatever - It's all AK Goodness!!!!

    Have fun!!!!!

    That tan one looks like my Romy, except I put rails up front and magpull covers on them.

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    How do you guys like those Tapco folding stocks? I picked one up at the gun show a few weeks ago and the hinge is plastic and flexed quite a bit.

    For this reason I went with a Romanian wire folder on my Saiga.
     
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    No doubt the wire is sturdier. I like the Tantal one best.

    Overall, however, I'm fine with the Tapco. It does have a touch of flex. But a good pull into the shoulder with it works fine for me. It adds about an inch or so of pull which is nice also. Is it breakable? Perhaps. Does it degrade accuracy - not significantly IMO. Overall I like it. Might even downgrade recoil a touch - again, insignificant amount.

    Overall I rate it good for the price. Not great.
     
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    I think it looks pretty sweet - nice job!
     
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    i like the tapco folder ok, it has alittle flex when your fooling with it, but when you have it pulled into your shoulder shooting it dosn't seem to be a problem. fun to shoot folded too.

    take it easy
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    bump firing converted Saiga 5.45 with stock folded brings the smiles.:supergrin:
     
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    do you like them tapco mags?, i cant decide if i should go tapco or get the k var polymers for my sgl 20
     
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    I like my tapcos. i have 3 in 7.62. I just got facebook update yesterday that they now make 5.45 mags.
     
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    One of the Tapco guys at SHOT told me they were making them too.

    I am stoked about it. As soon as my shop gets some in I'll be taking some home to do some "product testing" lol

    They also had some pink AR furniture. It actually looked pretty rad. The guy said they weren't sure if they were just gonna do a limited run, like the pink 10/22 stock, or they were gonna do a full blown line of it.
     
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    i like the mags fine i havnt had any problems with them at all, and they had the added plus of costing 8 bucks each at a gun show.

    take it easy
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    I got the notification about the pink furniture yesterday too.

    I ordered some Bulgy surplus 5.45 mags a few days before I found out tapco was coming out with them. I like them and for 9 bucks each, can't be beat.
     
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    Do you have a link? I can't find them around here for less than $20