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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:26 pm 
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I saw one of these in the local fun shop the other day. I checked it out, and not knowing anything about AKs, went online to research them.

Here is the website: http://www.xtrememachining.biz/products_ak.html

What are people's opinions on this rifle, or does anyone even have an opinion?

Also, the price on this rifle was $599, and the receiver is milled.

Just looking for some input here.

I am debating between this, and a HDI Century "Certified" AK, and having it shipped.

An AK won't be my go-to rifle, just another tool to have in the box.

Thanks a lot.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:01 pm 
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I don't know anything about that particular company, but if it looks good (no canted sights, mag wobble, etc) I'd take a milled AK over a Century any day. I have a Century M70 (one of the guns they farmed out), and its a great gun. But considering their crappy warranty (starts from the time the dealer receives the gun, not when the customer buys it), and hit-or-miss quality control; I'd never buy one now that I'm more knowledgeable on AKs. JMHO

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Apparently they are made from Russian kits...unless they mean the Bulgarian Tula-marked kits or they're cutting up Saigas, or they have some secret import channel...they're wrong. That receiver looks ugly and is probably heavy as FUCK. But it looks quite overbuilt for a frankengun. If it shoots straight and you don't mind that it's probably 12 lbs loaded, go for it. Also it has a non-chrome lined barrel though, not a huge issue, but it would be nice to have one.

Personally I'd go for the Henderson one. Going to be lighter no matter what it is ans PLENTY durable. Henderson are good people.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Also, I would NOT buy from Xtreme Machining simply because they have the WRONG CALIBER magazine in their gun :shock: That's a Polish or Romanian 5.45 Steel mag, NOT 7.62x39.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:21 pm 
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Also, I would NOT buy from Xtreme Machining simply because they have the WRONG CALIBER magazine in their gun :shock: That's a Polish or Romanian 5.45 Steel mag, NOT 7.62x39.


Is it just me or does the mag look photoshopped?

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There is actually another option.

Atlantic Arms IAC AK. Comes in wood or polymer with a chrome lined barrel and chromed piston, and can be in 5.45 or 7.64 for about $550. Everything I've heard points to good.
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct947.aspx


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:31 pm 
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That pic of the milled AK just looks wrong. It does not have the cuts on the side of the receiver above the magwell and that mag just does not curve enough to be a 7.62x39 mag. Something is wrong here.

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Jeriah wrote:
AKFTW wrote:
Also, I would NOT buy from Xtreme Machining simply because they have the WRONG CALIBER magazine in their gun :shock: That's a Polish or Romanian 5.45 Steel mag, NOT 7.62x39.


Is it just me or does the mag look photoshopped?


Nope, it's a Polish Tantal 5.45 Steel Mag, obvious evidence that these guys know fuck all about AKs.
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akm parts kit on a milled receiver... yea no...

and if those were infact Russian parts kits there disgracing them by not using the matching number trunnion


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Having handled those before, I'd say I'd pay $200 for one because I think I could get a decent parts kit out of it.

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Having handled those before, I'd say I'd pay $200 for one because I think I could get a decent parts kit out of it.



Have you seen/held/shot one of the Atlantic IAC AK's? I know they won't be an Arsenal, but I'm hoping they'll be the Bravo Company of the AK world.


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WHY? The whole point of an AK is it's cheapo and easy to make, because it uses stamped steel parts...
Makes about as much sense as this:
http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3 ... 30;t=11628

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jamoni wrote:
WHY? The whole point of an AK is it's cheapo and easy to make, because it uses stamped steel parts...
Makes about as much sense as this:
http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3 ... 30;t=11628



That is so awesome, i love it


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Okay, well I got the info I needed. Looks like a HDI "certified" WASR for me, once they get them back in stock.

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Cpt. MelonBuster wrote:
There is actually another option.

Atlantic Arms IAC AK. Comes in wood or polymer with a chrome lined barrel and chromed piston, and can be in 5.45 or 7.64 for about $550. Everything I've heard points to good.
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct947.aspx


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I handled one. They are light and the furniture is in o.k. shape. It is a mish-mash gun with a non-chrome lined barrel. The receiver is milled but doesn't weigh much at all. I have heard that the rear trunnions are a total disaster on these guns.

I would skip out on this gun. The IAC rifle is a much better option at a better price.


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farrelljt wrote:
Okay, well I got the info I needed. Looks like a HDI "certified" WASR for me, once they get them back in stock.

Thanks all.


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So, I have taken the advice of geloog and Cpt Melonbuster. I ordered an IAC 74 wood rifle, and it will be here tomorrow. I also ordered ammo from Aim Surplus. Now, I need mags. Most places seem to be out of them. However, I found these:

http://centerfiresystems.com/pkgak74.aspx

And I am wondering if this is a good deal, or if I should stay away. This is my first AK pattern rifle, so I am a total newb.

Just looking for some advice. Thanks a lot.

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farrelljt wrote:
So, I have taken the advice of geloog and Cpt Melonbuster. I ordered an IAC 74 wood rifle, and it will be here tomorrow. I also ordered ammo from Aim Surplus. Now, I need mags. Most places seem to be out of them. However, I found these:

http://centerfiresystems.com/pkgak74.aspx

And I am wondering if this is a good deal, or if I should stay away. This is my first AK pattern rifle, so I am a total newb.

Just looking for some advice. Thanks a lot.


yea that is a good price. When I bought my first 74 (Romanian CUR-2) many years ago, those mags were a lot more expensive. I believe the best deal at the time I could find was a 4-pack for $79.99 (without the mag pouch you are seeing).


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farrelljt wrote:
So, I have taken the advice of geloog and Cpt Melonbuster. I ordered an IAC 74 wood rifle, and it will be here tomorrow. I also ordered ammo from Aim Surplus. Now, I need mags. Most places seem to be out of them. However, I found these:

http://centerfiresystems.com/pkgak74.aspx

And I am wondering if this is a good deal, or if I should stay away. This is my first AK pattern rifle, so I am a total newb.

Just looking for some advice. Thanks a lot.



Sweet! Looking forward to a range report.

As far as that magazine package goes, if they are the only mags you can find then it's what I would go with. Bulgarian mags will be good to go.


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