I spent $269.00 bucks back in the day on an AK 47. I added an Ultimak Rail. polymer furniture and a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot. It is what it is. No way I am laying down $1000 to $2000 on an AK-47. I would rather buy or build and spend that kind of money on a .300 AC BLK or a Sig in 7.62.39 or the new RRA LAR 47.
Have a nice day at the range
NRA Life Member