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Old 03-16-2011, 09:43 PM
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I'm an AR man myself, but looking for 2 cheap backup backup guns that can shoot another popular round.

I want AKs. Inter Ordinance has a line of American made, stamped reciever AKs.

Anyone have any info on these?

Seem reasonably priced.

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Very interested in them as well....
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IO is not as high quality as many others on the market.

You would be much better off buying a Saiga, and converting it yourself.

Find out the total you would spend on the IO, and then compare it to what you would spend on the Saiga...You will not regret going with the Saiga as the difference in quality is huge, and the difference in price is quite small.
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Get you a couple a Saiga's and convert them back to AK's they use the same action
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I.O. has a reputation for poor quality AK's. They're right up there with Century Arms in terms of quality and reported problems. I would swing over to into the AK general discussion area. You can chat with AK aficionados that can give you ample evidence of their lacking quality.

Interarms (sold through makes a good quality AK for a modest price. I currently own one and my shooting buddy owns two. For the money, they're great rifles.

Other than that, spend a little more and get a Saiga and convert it yourself. Then you're getting a properly built Russian AK.
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I have a friend who has the I.O. AK-47 and i fired the weapon about two weeks ago.

The I.O. looked just as good as any other AK-47 and fired just as well.

We were using very old corrosive Russian ammo about (2,000 rounds) without any fail whatsoever. I am not an AK-47 "fanboy" although i have fired plenty of these rifles and i would suggest to you to go ahead and purchase one without doubt. It's made in the USA and uses quality parts.
The only thing i did not like about his rifle is that the buttstock came with ridges where you place against the shoulder. It was uncomfortable and would suggest you buy a diffrent buttstock.
BTW, my buddy also had a saiga and at one point i picked up the IO thinking it was the saiga and i could not tell the diffrence whatsoever.


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