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Old 01-26-2011, 03:56 AM   #11
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AR is easier to repair and the handguards dont burst into flames from sustained fire.

the following is full auto but the principle is the same.

YouTube - Burning AK47 - 300 Rounds & on Fire
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:14 AM   #12
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OK, after days of deliberation and endless lines of suggestions, I think a will go with the... AR-15, my cousin an uncle, both United States Marines had good points, "If you want to shoot at stuff, get the AK, but if you want to shoot at SOMETHING, get the AR." My cousin also said "AK-47, for when you absolutely have to kill everyone in the room... I have no need for that, do you?" LOL, anyway, the AK is still on my gotta have list, just moved it to the back burner for now. Thanks a lot guys, you were a major help. Now if only I could decide between another 1911, an HK USP .45 or a Beretta 92F, thanks again.

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:17 AM   #13
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AR-15
  • Better ergonomics
  • More accurate
  • Ammo slightly more expensive
  • Less reliable
  • Very versatile

AK-47
  • Extremely reliable
  • Cheaper ammo


I know there are some more aspects that the AK-47 is better in. It aint really fair to compare the AR-15 (5.56x45) to the AK-47 (7.62x39). The caliber that they shoot aint really comparable. You may want to consider an AK-74. They shoot 5.45x39 and are better in accuracy than the 7.62x39.

AK-74 compared with AK-47
  • Better accuracy
  • Lighter weight
  • Faster rate of fire
  • Greater muzzle velocity
  • Even cheaper ammo
  • Only cost slightly more than the 47

I hope this helps!
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:28 AM   #14
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Interesting comparison.

A guy- "Sturmgewehr" - who posts nice Youtube videos also described problems with his first Tantal AK-74 clone, from where else (?) but Century.
The story is at either 'THR' or 'Thefiringline'.

After seeing numerous rounds 'keyhole' at 100 yards or less, he called Century and they acknowledged their awareness that many barrels were produced with bores which are too large.

Claims made by him and others are that Century's customer warranty Begins when the gun is shipped from the Factory. It began months before you buy it in a store, in many cases.

He was very fortunate in that Century paid for a replacement barrel, with the proper bore size. They did not do this for other customers.
The many dozens of problems with Century 'products' steered me away from any semi-autos with their name.
Good luck to you guys/gals.

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Interesting comparison.

A guy- "Sturmgewehr" - who posts nice Youtube videos also described problems with his first Tantal AK-74 clone, from where else (?) but Century.
The story is at either 'THR' or 'Thefiringline'.

After seeing numerous rounds 'keyhole' at 100 yards or less, he called Century and they acknowledged their awareness that many barrels were produced with bores which are too large.

Claims made by him and others are that Century's customer warranty Begins when the gun is shipped from the Factory. It began months before you buy it in a store, in many cases.

He was very fortunate in that Century paid for a replacement barrel, with the proper bore size. They did not do this for other customers.
The many dozens of problems with Century 'products' steered me away from any semi-autos with their name.
Good luck to you guys/gals.
This does not surprise me in the least. Century is famous for turning out some very questionable products (but some very good ones, as well).
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Here it is in a nutshell for you. In my mos I was lucky enought to have used both . I actually like both, not equal, but that is because I can run my AR better. However I can see how somepoeple can go for the ak over the ar. There are myths to both that you need to look at. 1. Ar is unreliable. Nonsence. My M&P optics ready was fired right out of the box without any further lube or cleaning . 500 rounds of nasty wolf ammo was used with no glich. 2. AK is innacurate. nonsence. My old Norinco shoots 2 inches all day off of bags with iron junk sites. I have no problem with anything in the accuracy dept on them.

So My advice.
Jump off the coolaid bandwagon and just get what YOU feel comfortable with. If YOU like it run it. Your uncles and everyone here is not buying it for you so get what YOU want.

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I have 2 pre-ban AKs and 2 pre-ban Colt AR15s. The AR15s are by far my favorites. The short stocked AKs are good for close in urban warfare which I try to avoid. The AR15 is a good long range useful, tough little rifle.

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