Ive been in this spot plenty of times myself for me it really goes down to feel I had the choice between the ar or ak and I had to hold both of them and play with them. Long story short I ended up with an ak. Based on feel and price of ammo I would hold them both play with the controls and what not.
Also depends on point of use I got an ak for plinking and defense not really hunting but I could use it for that as well.
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