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Need some AK advice please gents

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Collector0311, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    Collector0311 while I admire your "buy America" sentiment I think the prevailing thinking is that the "better" AK's are made by the Chinese and Russians.

    Of course there are a lot of opinions out there, but I would suggest that in somethings in might be more prudent to go with quality before country in SOME purchases only. Please don't misconstrue that. I am a veteran as were my brother, mom, dad, and uncle.

    In guns I LOVE Winchester and Ruger - but they are not in the AK market.

    I certainly would be happy to hear about anybody's positive review of an AMERICAN made or assembled AK.

    Good luck to you.
     
  2. AethelstanAegen

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    I think you generally hear people complain about Inter Ordinance rifles...Interarms is a completely different company. I have been VERY happy with my Interarms Tantal. It's accurate and very reliable.
     
  3. curtix

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    The BAD rep IO had was with their Polish imports, not the US Made ones.
    Just to be clear.
     
  4. aka108

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    I own a Arsenal SA M7S which has a lot of US parts including the milled reciever and action. Barrel and bolt are Bulgarian, so they state. Bought mine years ago for 700 bucks. I don't see 1,900 bucks in them, didn't really see 700 either when I purchased. Anyhow they are probably the better of the AK's on the market if you want to spend the bucks.
     
  5. Girodin

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    My gripe with IO is with their horrible, horrible, customer service. Even if their guns were as good as others available, which I do not believe they are, I still wouldn't want to buy from them.
     
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    I take your all's comments on IO/Interarms and raise it a "buy a saiga and use your drill press to convert it in 30 minutes".

    On a side note, does the Zastava PAP have the CHF chrome lined barrel? I thought I read that it did, but not 100% sure.
     
  7. Girodin

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    I know the PAP 92 pistol doesn't have a chrome lined barrel. It lacks chrome and has a slanted rear trunion making more difficult to add a stock to than the dracos and it only cost about $300 more than they did. Yet the hinged dust cover has some people tripping over themselves about them. I don't get it.

    A quick search turns up some people claiming the PAP rifle does not have a chrome lined barrel. There is no mention of chrome lining anywhere that has them in stock, that suggests to me that they probably are not.
     
  8. stubbicatt

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    The Yugo kits that were sold here did not have chrome lined bores. I suspect that they carried over this manufacturing decision into their civilian rifles.
     
  9. JFtheGR8

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    No drill press required to convert a Saiga. A cheap Dremel type tool for grinding rivets and the mag catch and a cordless drill for the pins and bullet guide. I didn't even use a vise when I did mine. You'll need to cut off the front sight base and thread the barrel for what you want but that's not too tough either.


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  11. Girodin

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    A drill press is nice and makes certain things easier, but like a dremel, isn't absolutely required.
     
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