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    Default Bulgarian Ak

    Anyone have knowledge of the Bulgarian SSR -85 w/ 1.6mm receiver?
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    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=34588

    Sounds like everybody gives them the thumbs up.
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    Thanks, Urse. I ran a search for it because I thought I remembered a thread on a Bulgarian but I got nothing.
    Atlantic is selling them for $559.00. I was quoted about the same price for a VZ-58 from another source. Decisions, decisions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 dogs
    Thanks, Urse. I ran a search for it because I thought I remembered a thread on a Bulgarian but I got nothing.
    Atlantic is selling them for $559.00. I was quoted about the same price for a VZ-58 from another source. Decisions, decisions!
    Get the Bulgy. The VZ-58 is an AK but not quite an AK. Not all the parts are the same.

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    The only downside to that rifle is the permanently attached slant brake. If you like slant brakes and don't want to put on a flash hider, then that looks like a nice rifle. For the same money, Atlantic has a lancaster with black poly furniture. Thinner receiver, but I honestly don't think receiver thickness makes any difference in how well the gun shoots...plus a lighter gun means quicker handling. Just how I see / prefer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbraun
    Get the Bulgy. The VZ-58 is an AK but not quite an AK. Not all the parts are the same.
    No, jl, a Vz is not an Ak at all and none of the parts are the same. Well, except for the ammo.
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    The Vz is generally considered to be slightly more accurate and slightly less reliable than an AK. What are you buying it for? Training or range gun? I personally would love to have one "just because". However I(like many here) have been focusing on Kalashnikov based weapons systems primarily. Centrefire Systems has Saiga 12 gauges for $399! Although I am probably going to build an AR(gasp) next. I would take inventory of what I already had and make a decision from there. Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 dogs
    No, jl, a Vz is not an Ak at all and none of the parts are the same. Well, except for the ammo.
    Most importantly they also take different mags.

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    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=34588

    These have already been discussed. I have seen two come through Tactical Response Fighting Rifle classes that I have taught, and they work! Mind you, they do come with the slightly longer (1.25") NATO stock. Otherwise, they are typical, boringly reliable AK's. There are some other testimonials from owners and Gabe in the aforementioned link.

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    Sherman what do you think about the difference between the 1.6 mm and the 1mm receivers? Is that something to even be realistically concerned about?
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