Agreed, most of those that disparage the Centurion have never owned one; whereas those who do speak well of them. Just search for the online reviews of them, the vast majority are positive.Answering the first question, N-PAP would be the first choice, but the M70 AB2 is one of the few that Century got right. I honestly haven't heard anyone complain about their M70 AB2 (that statement should open a nice can of worms ) I have an older M70 AB2 and it is a great rifle.
The Centurion 39 is a rifle that Century brags about being 100% American. Again, I have not heard anyone complain about one they have, but a lot of people who have not owned one warning you correctly that Century has a pretty poor rep for even properly modifying imported rifle just to the sporting purpose clause of the new ATF second amendment, also known as 922(r). The Century 39 avoids that by being 100% US. The big plus for the 39 is that it uses a milled receiver making it a true AK look-alike. It is also probably the lowest priced milled AK variant you can find.
It's OK to speak for yourself, but don't go claiming "most ak owners want nothing to do with a American made ak" as you have no right to make such a statement without evidence to support that alleged claim.If you want a 100% made ak then go for the centurion 39. However, I or most ak owners want nothing to do with a American made ak. Let alone one built by century.
Why dont you start a thread with a poll in it then and TRY to prove me wrong?It's OK to speak for yourself, but don't go claiming "most ak owners want nothing to do with a American made ak" as you have no right to make such a statement without evidence to support that alleged claim.
Do you plan on using the open sights or adding optics? I can tell you that the stock on my NPAP does not lend itself well to using the irons. The comb is quite high and makes it hard to get lined up on the sights comfortably. A TRS-25 red dot on a Midway Ind. type rail mount works very well though.I've been doing some research but I'm not to sure about the differences between these two...