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Old 03-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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International Ordinance (IO) AK-47

Needed some quick advice on how good a company (quality wise) International Ordinance is for their AK-47s. If anyone has experience or has heard something about them please let me know asap.
 
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Is it Inter Ordnance or international Ordinance?

Last edited by FatFugg; 03-04-2009 at 07:38 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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I always hate cross-linking forums, but you may find this helpful:

IO AK-47c - Maryland Shooters

The AK Files Forums - 100% US AKM's and STG's from IO
 
Old 03-04-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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I thought the guy at the shop said International Ordinance, but it very well could have been InterOrdinance.

I happened across at least one of the forums listed (thanks by the way) while doing some research and from what I'm reading they look to be reliable and as accurate as one could expect from the platform, which is exactly what I'm looking for in an AK.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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Jihad Guff with the instrument of revolution
 
Old 03-05-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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I still have a hard time imagining Guff with guns... =)
 
Old 03-05-2009, 08:29 AM   #7
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Jihad Guff with the instrument of revolution
Before your conspiracy theory gets too over the top, I'm also working on an AR.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:03 PM   #8
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What a new I/O looks like... Notice no cleaning rod under the barrel. Maybe I'll get one for cosmetics then a real one for actually cleaning.



 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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Wolf ammo? Please tell me it's brass and not steel... I wouldn't put any steel rounds through any of my guns, especially not a brand new one...


Anyway... that's a mighty sexy beast you have there...
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:14 PM   #10
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Steel cases, copper jackets. I've been reading this one author (Patrick Sweeney) who talks about Wolf rounds at great length and mentions that having put thousands of their rounds down various barrels he hasn't had any problems...

Those are my "End of the world, there's no ammo to be had, I have 200 rounds to find more ammo" rounds. You can't shoot them at Wades due to the steel cases, and that's where I'll probably shoot it the most (once I get a membership there at some point this year probably).

The look of this rifle is growing on me some, but I'm still interested in trying to hand carve a stock and handguards... First I need to find a customer looking to get rid of a nice tree.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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Nice going Guff!

So what kind of AR are you building?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #12
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all my guns love wolf ammo with the exception of 380 in my lcp. my ak 47 loves it, my ak 74 loves it, my ar15 loves it. ive shot about 6000 rounds of it with nary a problem. i think wolf vs brass is the same argument at arco vs chevron
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #13
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all my guns love wolf ammo with the exception of 380 in my lcp. my ak 47 loves it, my ak 74 loves it, my ar15 loves it. ive shot about 6000 rounds of it with nary a problem. i think wolf vs brass is the same argument at arco vs chevron
Your car must run like crap then?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:53 PM   #14
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Nice going Guff!

So what kind of AR are you building?
A stag mid-length with free-floating. I'll write it up in 6 months when I get the upper.

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all my guns love wolf ammo with the exception of 380 in my lcp. my ak 47 loves it, my ak 74 loves it, my ar15 loves it. ive shot about 6000 rounds of it with nary a problem. i think wolf vs brass is the same argument at arco vs chevron
Good to hear from an actual person besides just reading about it. So long as a person isn't expecting insane accuracy I don't think (from what I've read) they should be dissapointed with the wolf... of course if someone is expecting insane accuracy they shouldn't be firing an AK in the first place.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 08:42 PM   #15
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So if you don't mind me asking, what did the I/O end up running you?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #16
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The rifle was $585ish cash and a touch over $600 credit. 30 rnd mags were $18 each minus the included one and the wolf ammo was about $7 per 20 rnds.

A buddy of mine picked up several AKs (Century Yugos (for both I believe), one an underfolder and one fixed stock) for mid $400s around Nov. '08... So the price I paid is high in general, but for what AKs are going for in the shops I've seen the price range is averaging between $700 low end and $1k high end. I've heard of some places selling Century Yugos fixed stock (what I had originally wanted) mid $500s, but I've yet to actually see one in stock at any shop nor have I heard any exact dates as to when they would be in.

I went to West Coast Armory in Issaquah. While I go to Wades to shoot and look at their selection before shooting, I like the customer service, friendliness and prices of WCA. I don't know a lot about shooting yet, but I never feel stupid asking them questions.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #17
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Your car must run like crap then?
So long as he's not driving a high performance vehicle it probably runs well enough.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 09:33 PM   #18
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My ak loves wolf, and my Yota loves Arco
 
Old 05-20-2011, 11:22 AM   #19
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Ak-47

I bought an I/O AK-47 also and it did not come with a cleaning rod either.

Can someone tell me how the heck you remove the forward hand guard on that thing... I did a field strip to clean it and noticed some dirt in the hand guard area but can't figure out how to remove it.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #20
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you gotta flip the gas block up and it should come out. we had a hard time with my buddies but that was the first time he did it.
 
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