View Full Version : Which Kit to buy?
02-22-2006, 11:22 PM
I have a dilemma. I have raised enough cash to but one more AK kit.:lildevil: I have narrowed my decision down to two. The two are...#1, Yugo long stock stamped kit, grade 2 with nice bore for $189 matching numbers unknown. Or #2, Hungarian FEG SA-85, with some finish wear but excellent bore for $179 with matching numbers. Now, I have many straight and folding kits from other countries (romanian, poland) but none from these ones. I would like to buy the better of the two first then, by summer, if the other is still around, have enough cash to buy it. I guess I should ask...If there were no more parts kits left except one of each of these, and you could only get one, which would you buy and why?
02-23-2006, 09:20 AM
The Yugos seem to be a bit of a crap shoot, but from what I've heard the Hungarians are pretty nice.
The Yugos also limit your receiver choices.
My vote, the SA-85
02-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Get the FEG SA-85 first. It'll be in better condition with a far better barrel than you'll get going with a Yugo unless you either get lucky or pay a premium price for a hand select.
02-23-2006, 07:31 PM
I just got a FEG SA-85 from CFS. Best kit I have ever seen. Almost no finish wear(and about the best finish I have seen ona parts kit). The bore is absolutely flawless. And the wood was in such decent shape, I didnt even sand it. Just cleaned it and several coats of Tung oil. I am truely impressed with the quality of these kits.
02-23-2006, 07:32 PM
I just got a FEG SA-85 from CFS. Best kit I have ever seen. Almost no finish wear(and about the best finish I have seen ona parts kit). The bore is absolutely flawless. And the wood was in such decent shape, I didnt even sand it. Just cleaned it and several coats of Tung oil. I am truely impressed with the quality of these kits. It is being built on a GT 1.6mm reciever. This should be one hell of an AK.
02-23-2006, 08:19 PM
02-23-2006, 08:30 PM
GET THE FEG. Please - these tend to be VERY good kits for the price. A great number of Yugos are sewer pipes.
02-23-2006, 10:40 PM
If you can hand pick your Yugo, and like them the best, then go Yugo. Otherwise, like previously stated by others, get the SA 85, and you'll be happy!
02-24-2006, 12:11 AM
It appears that the SA85 is in the lead ! I've never seen an SA85 kit in the flesh, but I've seen pictures. They're minty, from what I've seen.
This is a toughie, but I would probably choose the SA85, simply because it has a chrome lined bore. Don't get me wrong, I *LOVE* the Yugoslavian AKM's. They're very unique, and I absolutely love the way they're over-engineered. But.... the SA85 has strong points too. Mostly the chrome-lined barrel.
02-24-2006, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the replies. I think im gonna go with the SA-85.