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ecounter
11-28-2006, 10:23 AM
Just wondering if there is anyone out there who owned an AK74 prior to the ban in this state and what they think of the rifle? Is it better or worse than the AK47 and is there any place to buy ammo in this state or mail order that sells non metallic ammo for the range?

cornholio1
11-28-2006, 10:32 AM
Just wondering if there is anyone out there who owned an AK74 prior to the ban in this state and what they think of the rifle? Is it better or worse than the AK47 and is there any place to buy ammo in this state or mail order that sells non metallic ammo for the range?

try akfiles.net (i think)....7.62x39 can be found anywhere ...its just not cheap anymore

www.sportsmansguide.com
midwayusa.com
cabellas.com
aimsurplus.com
ammoman.com
jgsales.com

etc

gose
11-28-2006, 10:51 AM
AK74 is 5.45x39 and is usually harder to find than 7.62x39, meaning that you'll also have a more limited selection.

luvtolean
11-28-2006, 10:52 AM
Wolf 5.45 is not hard to find.

All the usual online suspects have it. Usually the same price as 7.62x39 or real close too.

soopafly
11-28-2006, 12:37 PM
c'mon, counter...watcha want the soviet version of the mouse gun for? hahahaha

Addax
11-29-2006, 11:49 AM
The AK74 rifle is a production improvement rifle over the AKM which was a production improvement rifle over the AK47.

The major difference between the Ak74 and the AK47 are that that AK47 (most of them) use a milled receiver which takes longer to mfg., plus the caliber is in 7.62x39mm.

The AK74 uses a stamped receiver approx. 1.2mm (if I have my info. right), a 5.45x39 round, a thinner barrel, revised front sight (like the AKM), ribbed and later non ribbed action cover, and the well known AK74 Muzzle Brake.

The AKM was basically a AK47 with the stamped receiver, revised front sight and ribbed action cover with a slant muzzle brake.

More recent production models of the AK74 type rifles by mfg's in Bulgaria (Arsenal and Arsenal Inc. in the US), Romania etc. are also mfg. in 7.62x39mm due to the fact that most former Warsaw Pact Countries and the majority of the export market who received AK47's and AKM's in the past use the 7.62x39mm round since it is available all around the world compared to the Soviet 5.45x39mm round. There are also some AK74 type rifles in .223/5.56 Nato.

I am an AK and AR lover and both have their merrits. I like my AR rifles for more precise shooting and my AK rifles for target plinking.

The AR does blow the AK series away in overall quality, but the AK are built to be used and abused.

I hope this helps you out.