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The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:36:01 PM »
The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?


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The following chart from Tactical Gear strips the two rifles down to their basic functionalities to get to the heart of the matter. Enjoy:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/25/the-ak-47-vs-ar-15-which-is-the-better-rifle/

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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 02:53:27 PM »
AR for the win.   :P

I just dislike AKs in general.  Personal preference only though, not from some fault of the guns. 
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 03:18:24 PM »
Other than the rounds per minute not being applicable to semi-auto rifles like the AR-15, that wasn't a bad info graphic.
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 03:24:51 PM »
Accuracy ratings seem out of line but otherwise not bad.
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 03:56:40 PM »
Actually what's up with the service life? Do they mean the barrel? Cause you can totally keep a gun going longer than you can keep yourself going!
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 06:19:13 PM »
Curmudgeon opinion:  wood stocks belong on lever action and bolt action/single shot rifles. There are some slick looking AKs with syn furniture and folding stocks which I will probably add to the collection eventually - AFTER I have my 556, 300 AAC and 308 variant ARs finished.

It was an effective compare/contrast.

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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 08:10:42 AM »
How can anybody say there is a clear winner?
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 10:02:36 PM »
I like both! Bang BANG!

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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 08:34:57 PM »
I've had both. IMHO I would lean towards tbe AK. Not saying you couldn't build an AR to out perform an AK, but, if you take the basic off-the-shelf rifles, the AK is a bad dude. Reliability, cost of ammo, knock down power, all point to the AK. I am no pro by no means, but when I bought my Arsenal AK before prices went crazy (for $750), I had a basic Bushmaster (around $800). AK to me is the champ. Like I said, just my opinion.

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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 10:26:16 PM »
So what do you guys think about the .308 piston driven AR vs an AK?

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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 07:38:37 PM »
I definitely like my .308 piston driven AKs  :rocknroll2:
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Re: The AK-47 vs. AR-15: Which Is the Better Rifle?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 08:04:30 AM »
I use to have a dozen rifles that shoot x39 round. Sold several the past months to pay for school. Down to my AKs and I just can't sell them. Even though I haven't shot them in 4 yrs.