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C-Dog
08-15-2012, 13:39
I (finally) got my Hungarian FEG AMD-65 about a week ago... And I must say, it's a BEAST! Seriously, it's light weight, impressively accurate, high quality, looks great, short & is low cost... What more could you ask for!?
I honestly feel it is the ultimate AK-47 variant.
I will be giving it a sleek tactical makeover soon, but wanted to show it off stock first.
I also wanted to put together an AMD-65 shooting video unlike any of the others on youtube. It's pretty dang cool, with first person shooting angles and others! So here it is! Check it out:
http://youtu.be/IDAnPvB51X8

If you own an AK-47 or Variant, & think it's the best, tell me why!
But let's make sure to keep it a good conversation, not an argument :wavey: Thanks!

The_Gun_Guru
08-15-2012, 13:49
Sorry, but Norinco is the best! Everyone knows it!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/0602081656-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/2011-07-17_15-20-30_333.jpg

I'm sure the AMD-65 is nice, but NOTHING compares to Norinco!


NOTHING!!!!


TGG

Although, there are many that are close:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/IMG_1107-1-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/0731081641-2.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/photobucket-2707-1324501208271.jpg

Chesafreak
08-15-2012, 14:48
I handled one of these at my LGS yesterday. The price was $500 and some change. How much did you pay for yours?

I wasn't sure if I liked the slant to the fore grip.

C-Dog
08-15-2012, 15:23
I handled one of these at my LGS yesterday. The price was $500 and some change. How much did you pay for yours?
I wasn't sure if I liked the slant to the fore grip.

They're only $439 w/free shipping online.
Once I get my quad rail back, I have a magpul shorty foregrip that's going on. I do like the slant though. It's good for handling. I just don't care for the look of it that much...

bac1023
08-15-2012, 15:29
Great pics

Glockdude1
08-15-2012, 16:03
Sorry, but Norinco is the best! Everyone knows it!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/0602081656-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/2011-07-17_15-20-30_333.jpg

I'm sure the AMD-65 is nice, but NOTHING compares to Norinco!


NOTHING!!!!



Polytech Rules!!
http://i47.tinypic.com/2q2qzyh.jpg

(I have 2 Norinco AK's as well. Stamped and Milled)

:supergrin:

C-Dog
08-15-2012, 16:11
What makes the Norinco's better than any other high end AK?
If two AK's are put side by side, shoot through 1000rnds, both without any failures, and both being just as accurate.... and can do so over many many years of use...
What makes the Norinco better?
Besides milled/stamped receivers... which is very debatable.
I ask this because pretty much everyone with a Norinco looks down on most other ak's... kind like H&K owners...
I know their reliable and good quality, but what do they hold over others that really makes them worth their steep price?

J. Parker
08-15-2012, 16:52
Norinco's are sweet. Mak-90's are a pain in the butt. If you happen upon one without the thumbhole stock chances are it's not 922r compliant. I've owned two Century Arm's AK's and they have worked perfect. The AK world is a strange one. Cheap AK, expensive AK....they all work.:supergrin:

427
08-15-2012, 17:06
http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/4/48/10x10_Norinco-Logo_V01.jpg/300px-10x10_Norinco-Logo_V01.jpg

Chesafreak
08-15-2012, 17:55
I'm thinking about getting one. How hard is it to mount a red dot scope on these?

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The_Gun_Guru
08-15-2012, 19:07
What makes the Norinco's better than any other high end AK?
If two AK's are put side by side, shoot through 1000rnds, both without any failures, and both being just as accurate.... and can do so over many many years of use...
What makes the Norinco better?
Besides milled/stamped receivers... which is very debatable.
I ask this because pretty much everyone with a Norinco looks down on most other ak's... kind like H&K owners...
I know their reliable and good quality, but what do they hold over others that really makes them worth their steep price?

It's the quality of the parts!

Chinese copies are some of the BEST guns in the world! In some cases they are better than the original from which they were copied!

The only thing better is a true Russian assault rifle (select fire).

TGG

FireForged
08-15-2012, 19:09
My Polytech AKS first then any Norinco Second.

RustyShackelford
08-15-2012, 19:32
Nice video. Though for the next one, can you show your final shooting position from the other side so that I/we can watch the brass eject?

/picky, I know

Jade Falcon
08-15-2012, 19:57
Bad C-Dog, Bad! Don't you know the 2 Cardinal Rules? 1) Romanians Rule, and 2) NO MUSIC IN SHOOTING VIDEOS.

:supergrin: ;)

C-Dog
08-15-2012, 22:32
I'm thinking about getting one. How hard is it to mount a red dot scope on these

It's not hard. They don't usually mount on top of the receiver cover though. You either get a rail mount for the gas tube cover or a quad rail.

-RustyShackelford,
Thanks! & I will definitely do that! Thanks for pointing it out! There won't be any shake in the camera either.... do to a new mount!

-Jade Falcon,
haha I think you've got things a little backwards :supergrin:
and no music would put my videos too close to all those other's online! Trying to set videos apart these days is getting more and more difficult... almost everything's been done!

JJohnson
08-15-2012, 22:37
My favorite is my Hungarian SA 85 (top)

http://www.iowasportsman.com/albums/Jefro/DSC03184.sized.jpg

fnfalman
08-16-2012, 08:40
What makes the Norinco's better than any other high end AK?
If two AK's are put side by side, shoot through 1000rnds, both without any failures, and both being just as accurate.... and can do so over many many years of use...
What makes the Norinco better?
Besides milled/stamped receivers... which is very debatable.
I ask this because pretty much everyone with a Norinco looks down on most other ak's... kind like H&K owners...
I know their reliable and good quality, but what do they hold over others that really makes them worth their steep price?

Because they're true AKs made by true commies out of true AK factories.

They're not parts kits put together by people of dubious skills AND they're pre-ban.

C-Dog
08-16-2012, 09:10
Because they're true AKs made by true commies out of true AK factories.
They're not parts kits put together by people of dubious skills AND they're pre-ban.

Not all AK's other than Norinco's are made of parts kits and numbskulls...

My AMD 65 was BUILT in Hungary by FEG. And then imported. It has all matching numbers and is one solid, perfect functioning AK.


My favorite is my Hungarian SA 85
That's a nice looking SA 85, very clean.
Did you do the wood re-finishing yourself?
Looks great. I like it!

WarEagle32
08-16-2012, 10:16
I gotta go with Norinco. I love my converted MAK 90! Its my end of the world gun!

fnfalman
08-16-2012, 10:19
My AMD 65 was BUILT in Hungary by FEG. And then imported. It has all matching numbers and is one solid, perfect functioning AK.


No Americans tinkered with its innards? If that's the case, then I can dig it.

PlasticGuy
08-16-2012, 17:25
I have had good luck with my Chinese AK's. That said, there have been batches with brittle parts. The only chipped trunion I have ever seen was in a Chinese AKM, and so was the only broken bolt I have ever seen.

My preference is for Bulgarian and Russian AK's. My single favorite is my Krebs AK74k, though that is about to change. I am in the process of buying a Class 3 shop. One of my top priorities is to have one of my AK74u kits built. That's my holy grail rifle.

TrueGunNut
08-16-2012, 17:32
Norinco! I love my MAK90 with regular blonde furniture--no thumbhole stock!

C-Dog
08-16-2012, 19:16
No Americans tinkered with its innards? If that's the case, then I can dig it.

The only internal touching they did is replace the trigger group with the Tapco G2... Which is an upgrade and a great trigger
There damn nice guns!

Trust me, I'd buy a Norinco too if they were lower in price. Right now I couldn't justify one at all

CJStudent
08-17-2012, 09:26
What I really want to know is this: Where in the hell did you get those shades? :supergrin:

C-Dog
08-17-2012, 09:39
What I really want to know is this: Where in the hell did you get those shades? :supergrin:
These are my favorites! There Spy "tron" glasses

fnfalman
08-17-2012, 11:13
The only internal touching they did is replace the trigger group with the Tapco G2... Which is an upgrade and a great trigger
There damn nice guns!

Trust me, I'd buy a Norinco too if they were lower in price. Right now I couldn't justify one at all

If that's all the tinkering done to the AMD then I can definitely dig it. No difference than the old Bulgarian SLR series (of which I have) imported with the US trigger mechanism then installed.

Can you give the brother a link to whomever selling these AMDs? Because I understand that some are parts kits assembled in the US and that's not what I want.

390ish
08-17-2012, 12:29
I built an AMD-65 from a kit and did it as an SBR. Assembled by Gary at Overland Industries. It is quite the piece. Like it a lot.

JJohnson
08-17-2012, 18:43
That's a nice looking SA 85, very clean. Did you do the wood re-finishing yourself?
Looks great. I like it!

That is the original wood. It's so nice I haven't changed it out yet. Thanks!

Restless28
08-20-2012, 05:14
Bumped.

Anyone else have opinions about the AMD? It seems like a pretty solid variant.

Restless28
08-21-2012, 06:15
Looking for more AMD feedback...

camdenshooter
08-23-2012, 21:21
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/amd652.jpg

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/amd651.jpg

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/camo.jpg



Mines been nothing but reliable and fun. The riser helps alot and my paint job adds a little twist.

The_Gun_Guru
08-23-2012, 21:30
ALL AKs rock!!!!!!!:rock:






Just sayin'.......:whistling:

TGG

camdenshooter
08-23-2012, 21:46
You're not kiddin! I'm down to my two favorites, but i'm about to either build from a parts kit or convert a Saiga

panzer1
08-23-2012, 22:45
What no yugo's? I love my 70b1 &70b2's.:cool:

Restless28
08-24-2012, 04:50
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/amd652.jpg

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/amd651.jpg

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq56/AMD65_AKM/camo.jpg



Mines been nothing but reliable and fun. The riser helps alot and my paint job adds a little twist.


That's a great looking AMD! How is it without the VFG?

camdenshooter
08-24-2012, 10:41
Well i didnt like the angle of the original and it was a little hard using 30 round magazines. For me its comfortaable to use the magazine as a vertical grip and ive got long arms. But I'm doing some work to the original hand guard. Im milling off the tab where the original went and im gonna drill some holes in the bottom to attach a rail so i can have a normal vertical grip. Rails we attached to both sides. Five minutes of work and $10 dollars for the rails. Working in a machine shop is great for gun owners.

-gunut-
08-24-2012, 13:01
I love my AMD. They are among the top in my book. Quality parts and better than normal accuracy. The 65 is a handy package and using the front grip with thumb pointing forward instead of wrapped around the grip is very comfortable!

Restless28
08-24-2012, 15:02
I'll post pics later on, but my $430 AMD looks awesome with the Tapco Bakelite 30 rd mags. She came dry, so I used Slip 2000. The Magwell is so tight, that the Tapcos fit without a hint of wobble. They are conforming to the magazine well, lol.

I'm very pleased with it for the price. I hope to shoot tomorrow.

camdenshooter
08-24-2012, 22:03
Glad you are happy with it! I believe they are extremely underrated.