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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2017, 10:44:42 PM »
AR -- because I am more familiar with it (thanks to 20 years in the U.S. Army) plus its ability to handle 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 11:16:07 PM »
Thanks!
Interesting responses, thus far.

I'll reflect on these for a few days.

Happy trails this weekend!



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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2017, 11:43:07 PM »
Either are good choices in my opinion.

AR is more versatile and lots of caliber conversions available.  More upgradable and customizable too.

Out of the box, the AK47 is pretty much what it is.  A hard shooting, reliable gun.
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2017, 12:06:56 AM »
While the AR gives you a lot more selection and customization, I would prefer an AK

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2017, 12:11:36 AM »
Fun, light and inexpensive to shoot...Scorpion. :)

Actually, I saw an ad in my mailbox for DelTon,(?) AR 15 rifles for under $400. New. Also Ruger AR15s, for just over $400. So the AR market right now is a buyers paradise.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2017, 03:33:02 AM »
Light, fun, and inexpensive, and can only have one: AR. I put a TACSOL .22LR upper on a Spike's lower - loaded with Bugbuster mounted weighs a smidge over 4.5#. Lots of good cheap shooting fun!
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »
AR without question. With a multitude of accessories available to personalize the gun just the way you want it and the fact that it is our US rifle. Ammo is far easier to find and would also be if we found ourselves in a bad situation one day.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2017, 07:06:44 AM »
I have a Sig M400 and Sig MCX.  Not much else to add.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2017, 09:54:06 AM »
I have an SKS with the AK mag conversion and the 16 inch barrel with all the goodies. I will take the .30 caliber all day long. The fit and finish on this gun is perfect and it is very accurate so there are more choices than just the two to pick from.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »
I always wanted one of the D/M -AK mag converted SKS.  I have a few SKS and appreciate them.

In both stock form and one that I converted to a bullpup   ;)

Just something about a 30 cal bullpup barking out.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2017, 01:17:21 PM »
AK without a doubt. Why? I just like them. A lot.  O0

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2017, 01:28:34 PM »
For me the AR wins hands down.  The AK is not bad, I have one, but almost never shoot it.  To contrast, I have worn out 2 AR barrels.
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2017, 09:57:46 PM »
For me- AR. Had a MAK 90, while reliable, was not as accurate nor as ergonomic as my S&W 15T. Also, as was mentioned earlier, 20 years service in Uncle Sam's finest, helps with retaining familiarity
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2017, 11:26:31 PM »
OP,
What about the VZ 58?

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2017, 07:20:18 AM »
I've tried to "want" an AK several times. For me though, they are just to crudely put together. I can appreciate them for what they are, but they don't interest me for range use. I thoroughly enjoy my AR at the range and for coyote hunting. Planning a 6.5 Grendel build next.

Grendel for long range target or varmint/hunting use?
Yes and yes. I want something harder hitting and better in the wind than 223. I considered an AR10 in 6.5 Creedmoor but don't want the extra weight and proprietary parts. I hunt in East Tennessee and don't need more capability than the Grendel has to offer.