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I am considering buying my first RPK, and am looking at Classic Arms for these two models. The Yugo is $200 more, what is the real difference between the two? They are both built by Century, correct? Would I be getting a better product for the extra $200 for the Yugo? All info will be appreciated.

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That depends largely on what you're looking for .....The yugo has a new US made non-chromed barrel and I believe the yugo has a stock mount that is unique to it. It may/may not have been built on a matching numbers parts kit, if that's important to you.

The AES-10B is imported as a single stack mag gun the the monkeys at century put it in an end mill and open the magwell up to take the 30 rd. mags. Sometimes they open it up a little too far and you get a floppy mag fit. The AES-10B is an all romamian built rifle, except for 922r parts. Usually all numbers match. Barrels are chromed and the wood looks more like the russian RPK. The other downside is that they are shipped with a modified PKM bipod, so you have to replace it with an original RPK bipod if you want the correct look, if not it works OK but won't engage the small hooks on either side of the rear of the front sight base. Hope this helps
 

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i bought an AES-10B from them and i love the thing. but keep in mind you will have to do some work on it to fit drums. you will also wanna replace the FCG, i dunno what kinda FCG it comes with but it sucks, i replaced mine with a G2.
 

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I was in the same delema when i first decided i wanted to get a RPK.

I ended up shelling out a bit more money for the Yugo and never looked back.

It has a brand new barrel on it so the bore is 100%. The barrel is also thicker than the romanian version, which gives the m72 better accuracy in my opinion. It also has the cooling fins on it which the romanian version does not.

Plus the riveting on the m72 is top notch. It is built on a solid Nodak Spud receiver. All the m72's that i have seen have had all matching numbers.

The fit and finish is hands down better than the romanian's. The entire m72 has a evenly applied park finish. The AES's that i have seen are a bit "rough around the edges" as with all romanian rifles.

Also, isnt the bi-pod that comes with the AES's not a true rpk bi-pod?
Iv read alot of threads about people changing out the bi-pod it came with for the real thing.

(sorry i had a bad bad experience with a romanian WASR, which was also converted from a single stack mag)

Overall when looking at the two, it seems like more time and work went into the yugo rpk, which also explains the extra cost. But in my opinion, its worth it.

Iv seen some kick a$$ AES's on here, dont get me wrong any rpk is a good rifle:)

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New Guy here...I was going to buy one or the other from Classic, the smart money seemed to be on the Romy, but for some reason or another I kept being attracted over to the Yugo. Today at the local gun show I ran across a dealer selling a real nice Yugo built on a NDS5 heavy receiver, Tapco trigger, all compliance parts, everything looks to be well cared for, I really like this thing...can't wait to lay down and bang away with adjustable sights at 100yds.
 

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Fearless 51 said:
New Guy here...I was going to buy one or the other from Classic, the smart money seemed to be on the Romy, but for some reason or another I kept being attracted over to the Yugo. Today at the local gun show I ran across a dealer selling a real nice Yugo built on a NDS5 heavy receiver, Tapco trigger, all compliance parts, everything looks to be well cared for, I really like this thing...can't wait to lay down and bang away with adjustable sights at 100yds.
Sweet man! Enjoy!

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Thanks guys, I ended up buying the rifle that W-W Firearms had for sale on the WTS board. Just got it in yesterday, and it looks great! It's not all matching numbers, and the barrel is Bulgarian instead of Romanian like the rest of the parts, but if it shoots as good as it looks I won't care at all. I have some fancy AKs already, this one is for shooting!

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brian45automatic said:
$200 more??!!
a few months ago the yugo's were $1.00 less then the romies.
when was that, iv had mine for over 8 months now and even then it was more expensive.

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