Originally Posted by afi1
The AK is timeless.
Not to turn this into an AK vs M16 thread, but I got to disagree with you. Over the last ten years or so the number of professional militaries using the AK has gone from over 80 to seven, while the number of professional militaries using the M16/M4 has gone from twenty or so to almost a hundred.
As to the OP's question. IIRC the AK's report is two or three Db higher depending on the loading. Hardly noticable. Just different.
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