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Old 03-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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ok i have been in the military for almost a handful of years now. i have been shooting before but never got the chance to own and because of my situation with the military style living i have not been able to own since joining. I am about to re-up i wanna take some of my bonus to but an AR (cuz thats what ive been shooting) im comfortable with it, i know the weapon, i can hit a target from 500yds with iron sights (you should be able to guess the service, haha) however i hear so much about AKs. whats going to be my best option?

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Right now, I would have to say AR. That's where you are the most familiar and proficient. I am sure you have limited funds and can't do both, so go with the one you know, for now.

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i can hit a target from 500yds with iron sights (you should be able to guess the service, haha) however i hear so much about AKs. whats going to be my best option?

ok Devil Dog ... sounds to me you've already made up your mind. But if not and you take a look at AKs, check out the 74, a real sweet shooter.
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Yea of you have training on the AR I would say that's your best option.

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Here we go again...Get both. Start with the AR and get an AK. They are only 4-500 bucks.

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Oorah! Ok killer first off semper fi. Second I love ARs but have one AK. The 7.62x39 round has far superior Knock down/hydrostatic shock value however the ballistics are basically linear to that of a 30-30. With the Ak you also have to look at why it was built, bc soldiers of the red army could not effectively shoot on target while in combat this(the Ak) allowed a spray and pray. However the AR as you already know is a highly effective rifle out to longer distances. AK=125yrds AR=550yrds(point target) someone's going to quote this and yell how I'm bad mouthing the AK, let me assure you I'm not, I own one, I'm simply giving you facts. Plus after you've had that rifle shot at you you gain a respect for it. You've been living in the barracks, huh? Go with the AR, in my opinion, I shoot mine in alit more volume than I do the AK plus it was nice to go to the range a week before qual and get practice in. however which ever you choose I'm sure you'll be happy with, semper fi Marine.

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With the Ak you also have to look at why it was built, bc soldiers of the red army could not effectively shoot on target while in combat this(the Ak) allowed a spray and pray.

Not saying your bashing the ak or anything,because your not.but I'd give it a bit more credit than a spray and pray gun. It'll hit man sized targets out past 125 yards all day you just wont be stacking bullets or anything,and I'm sure 1940's Germans would disagree that soldiers of the red army couldn't shoot on target. Russian snipers killed almost more enemy than all other snipers combined IIRC. Although they weren't using an AK to do it lol

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I'd get both, a cheap AK and a quality AR. In fact that's exactly what I did.

If you can't pull that off, how about a $400 AK and a stripped AR lower since you know the AR and could do a bang up custom build. Just don't buy any old cheap AR. The AK isn't necessary but I bet you'll be glad you got one, even a WASR 10 like mine.

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What about an AR in a different caliber, like .308? The complaints i hear about the AR are the small size of the projectile and the incompatibility with cheap dirty ammo. Get a big AR & buy decent ammo.

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Prom queen or school slut....take ur pick.


jk, in all seriousness, if you are a more precision oriented shooter and love to tinker and modify your guns. AR. If you want something that shoots cheap ammo, aren't into shooting over 200 yards, AK would probably be a better fit.

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