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Old 03-25-2020, 03:07 PM
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From a durability stand point based on data from machine gun ranges, milled AK's are superior to stamped ones from a durability standpoint regardless of how thick your stampings are. That said most people will never even approach shooting their AK enough for it to matter.

Arsenal makes a good albeit expensive product. You can buy with confidence but you are paying for it. Saiga AK's are probably the best stamped ones out there but you will be looking secondary market. Romanian and Bulgarian would be my close second to Saigas. I would stay away from Yugos, some are no longer imported and there are some non-standard configurations out there. My experiences with them have been hit or miss so I tend not to recommend them. I recommend staying away from state side offerings right now, jury is still out on quality and durability.
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