View Full Version : Tell me about the AK-74...

05-31-2011, 11:55 AM
I'm looking to add another rifle to the brood.How are they in terms of reliability and accuracy?Do you guys prefer any particular make/model?I love Aresenal's product and wouldn't think twice of picking one up from them.Also. I keep reading about the "magic" capabilities of the ballistics on the 5.45x39.

Thanks in advance.

05-31-2011, 12:09 PM
What bout this?


05-31-2011, 1:12 PM
Nevermind about the Century lol.

05-31-2011, 1:22 PM
I don't think 5.45x39 is necessarily magic, just the old soviet bullet design had a hollow cavity at the tip of the bullet (under the jacket) that caused a lot of yaw on impact, creating a pretty major wound channel. This may just be internet hype. If you don't have that specific old type bullet, i would assume it's pretty much just a com bloc knock off .223.

El Gato
05-31-2011, 1:33 PM
Just got one a few months ago in the form of a Saiga...
converted it to monster man featureless so I could use my hi cap mags...

got a couple of thousand rounds from ammoman...shipped...

$299- 2,160 rounds.

which is my main reason for buying the gun....

shot about 120 rds saturday... just getting the sights adjusted to hit at 100... about on...

so no problems hitting plates out to 300 by just adjusting the sight and aiming...not the most accurate in the world... but not designed to be... what it is... is a great tool to work on my rifle skills.. cheap to shoot and I get lots of trigger time taking aim and pressing the trigger....standing, sitting, kneeling, squatting, prone

converting the standard saiga to the shorter stocked (warsaw length) and an upgraded trigger group added about 120 bucks to the price but the shootability increase was priceless... shifts the balance point way back and shortens the gun about 5 inches...OAL is now 34.25 in...

ive done my 7.62x39 and the 5.45 now and I gotta say the 5.45 is turning out to be my fav...

05-31-2011, 1:57 PM
The only magic capability of the 545.39 is when I open up my wallet there is money in it. Its cheap its fun it will fill your addiction without burning a whole in your wallet. However, if your goal is to hit the same hole over and over again well youll pay a bit more for that.

05-31-2011, 2:15 PM
El Gato that is exactly why I want one.It's cheap to shoot.

05-31-2011, 2:20 PM
I have a 5.45x39 ar15, and have shot over 14 tins in 4 years.

05-31-2011, 4:25 PM
In So-cal the cheap 5.45x39 ammo isn't allowed since it's magnetic and is a fire hazard. If you are up in Nor-Cal blast away.