Is this a decent rifle?
Is this a decent rifle?
Thats a question I'd like to know myself. Along with what are some of the preferred AK's and preferable SKS's on the market?
Seems like a lot of people are buying them lately, I still haven't shot mine.
Although I have ZERO interest in purchasing or owning an AK47.
Im trying hard to find a pre83 M16 lower receiver. But its going to cost me a few thousand easy I bet.
Looks good to me based on QKShooters picture. All AK's are both good and bad. Good because they are reliable and fun to shoot, bad because they are inherently inaccurate. As time has marched on for me I realize that I like my accuracy more than doing mag dumps. I have a collection of bang-bang guns but I really have grown to appreciate laser beam accuracy. I had a couple really nice AK's in the past, even a milled receiver model and none have shot nearly as straight as the cheapest AR in my safe.
Its an STG 2000 which is basically a Romanian AK with a stock made to look like an East German Weiger rifle. IO has been making these in 7.62x39 and .223 for a while now. I have several AK's and this rifle while nothing special it still a solid Romanian based AK but mechanically not really different from an other WASR AK. If you want an AK that has a little different look thats what you get. but performance is the same as any other basic AK. If you want a high quality built AK look at Lancaster Arms or Arsenal.
Here is a site with more info.
Manufacturer IO, Inc., barrel and receiver supplied by Cugir Arsenal, Alba County, Romania (type I only)
Year introduced 2003
Caliber 7.62x39mm M43 Warsaw Pact
Receiver 1mm thick carbon steel, hardened
Receiver types Type I: modified single stack receiver, no dimples
Type II: US manufactured, has magazine retention dimples
Barrel Length 16.25" / 413mm
Twist rate 1 in 12"
Barrel Hammer forged SA36 Gr. C, not chrome plated internally
Barrel threads 1/2-28, standard US M16 thread, accepts all M16 muzzle accessories including suppressors
Stocks US-made, injection molded thermoplastic, melting point above 200°F
Length of pull 14"
Magazines Promag plastic magazine, US made
Military surplus magazines are legal (922 compliant) in this gun and function perfectly
About I.O. Inc.
All Current IO AK rifles now have:
U.S. made receiver
U.S. made barrel
U.S. made fire control group
U.S. made synthetic furniture.
Hardly a "Romanian AK" anymore. :wink:
I have a lancaster built akm47 that is very accurate and dependable.I can drill soda cans at 50 yds all day long.:image035: sj
there ok i guess