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Old 04-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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I'm looking at buying a new rifle I'm trying to decide between an ak-47 or a AR-15. I want something that if something happens I can grab with my go bag and head out. What do you guys think between the two?

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Either are very good, but they both suck. The AR is better than the AK unless the AK is better than the AR. 7.62x39 is vastly superior to 5.56 unless it's the other way 'round.

You will get endless argument and discussion on this subject. Bottom line is it doesn't really matter: they both work well and are effective in short/medium-range situations. Others will tell you there are better options out there.

What's important to you? Start from there and that will guide you to the right rifle.

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Either are very good, but they both suck. The AR is better than the AK unless the AK is better than the AR. 7.62x39 is vastly superior to 5.56 unless it's the other way 'round.

You will get endless argument and discussion on this subject. Bottom line is it doesn't really matter: they both work well and are effective in short/medium-range situations. Others will tell you there are better options out there.

What's important to you? Start from there and that will guide you to the right rifle.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Figure out what's important to you in a rifle and go from there. This has been hashed out so many times on so many forums it's not even funny. Use the search bar that's what it's there for. :-)
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So true.

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Default Rule #1 is Avoid The Fight!

Get the AR-47. The AK-15 is accurate, inaccurate, reliable, unreliable, potent and impotent, plus, for the extra money you'll use better cartridges or have more ammo.

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I'm looking at buying a new rifle I'm trying to decide between an ak-47 or a AR-15. I want something that if something happens I can grab with my go bag and head out. What do you guys think between the two?
i agree with bkt.

i choose the ar15 however because of weight issues. can carry more ammo for the same weight. while there are ak varients that use a lighter 5.45 round they are corrosive and introduce cleaning issues like a 762x39 does as well. when your trying to survive your going to have more than enough to do without worrying about corrosive residue rusting your gun out.

just my take on it.
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I thought the best one was the RK-62?

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Get a 12 gauge

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Part of your criteria is to grab and go. That would sway me to the ak. As far as cleaning issues, there is a rod under the barrel and a place for oil and patches in the butt stock. Ak is very low tech, no batteries for sights or flaslights. Grab and go ready! IMHO

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I know the question was about the AK and the AR but my personal choice for a grab and go gun is the mini14. I think it's a good compromise between the AR and AK. Not quite as reliable as an AK but more accurate. Not quite as accurate as an AR but more reliable.

I think the .223 caliber is also a good compromise. It's not complete overkill on small game and can still take big game with good shot placement. The ammo is also reasonably light.

Just my .02

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