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View Poll Results: AK or M16?
AK-47 15 41.67%
M16A1 21 58.33%
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:48 AM   #11
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Plains and deserts= AR
Cities, Jungles, forested areas=AK

Perhaps the best compromise might be an AK-74, but I have never owned one of those.


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Old 02-16-2010, 08:18 AM   #12
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L1A1 SLR (FN FAL)... love em. Or Steyr AUG... coz i know the drills..


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Each tool has it's uses.

M4- Anything closer than 100 yds. And it is chrome lined.
Saiga .308- 100 yds. to 400 yds. (technically an AK)..
Mossberg 500- When you run out of rounds for the AR.
P85- when you run out of shotgun rounds.
Cold Steel Recon Tanto- When you want to hear the lung collapse..
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:04 AM   #14
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Depends on the battle.

The M16 has versatility. The AK has reliability.
Both are very important key elements in a good rifle.
But neither are actual battle rifles. They are assault rifles.
But honestly, I just can't decide on one. I'll have to have both.
I'll also take a FAL or an M14, thanks.
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Im a firm supporter of the AK-47, yes it may not be as accurate as the m16 but in the long run I have found that it is not as reliable,durable or low maintenance as the AK. Now be aware that is my opinion, I feel more comfortable with the AK-47 then my AR. Thats just a personal opinion... It isnt the gun of bad guys just the gun that the bad guy logically posseses...
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:10 PM   #16
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hey since hardly anyone is picking one of the two given choices, I want an ICBM with a giant nuclear warhead... screw your petty bullets
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I say AK only for the reason of th M16A1 does not a the chromed chamber and cleaning kit, add that to the little black rifle and it will be in these hands.
my ar has both a chromed chamber/bore and cleaning kit in the buttstock.
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XM16E1 and M16A1 (Colt Model 603)

The U.S. Army XM16E1 was essentially the same weapon as the M16 with the addition of a forward assist and corresponding notches in the bolt carrier. The M16A1 was the finalized production model in 1967. To address issues raised by the XM16E1's testing cycle, a closed, bird-cage flash suppressor replaced the XM16E1's three-pronged flash suppressor which caught on twigs and leaves. Various other changes were made after numerous problems in the field. Cleaning kits were developed and issued while barrels with chrome-plated chambers and later fully-lined bores were introduced.

With these and other changes, the malfunction rate slowly declined and new soldiers were generally unfamiliar with early problems. A rib was built into the side of the receiver on the XM16E1 to help prevent accidentally pressing the magazine release button while closing the ejection port cover. This rib was later extended on production M16A1s to help in preventing the magazine release from inadvertently being pressed. The bolt cam pin and the hole it rides in the bolt were tapered to prevent the bolt from being inserted upside down (creating a failure to fire). The M16A1 remains in service in limited numbers in the United States but is still standard issue in many world armies.
M16 rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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