Out to about 300yds an AK74 will do as good as an AR in real world type shooting.
What I mean by this is if you are shooting normal sized targets, silhouettes, gongs, pop cans, ect, the AK will do that & do it cheaper than the AR. But if you are trying to put 5 rounds in a bottle cap at 300yds who cares that is not real world shooting. There is no reason for doing that except for being able to pat your self on the back.
I don't think the AK as the replacement for the AR, you should have had the AK first then you wouldn't have make the mistake & bought the AR.
All in all yes the AK is a good gun!
Better buy one quick before the price of ammo goes through the roof. You will need to buy at least double the amount you would normally because AK74s are so fun you just can't stop shooting.