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Offline larryflew

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2017, 02:52:06 PM »
short and sweet-had 3 of each and now have 4 different ARs
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2017, 03:10:51 PM »
AK as long not a WASR or made by Century or a Yugo PAP!

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2017, 09:41:31 PM »
I got both. AR-15 and AR-10. Plus different uppers so I have short and long options on each.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2017, 10:05:24 PM »

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I take it you were in the 24th ID.  I was in the 24th in 1982 and 1983.  I bought my Mod B Uzi carbine in the Western Auto in Hinesville in 1983.
Twice, actually. 1983-86 then again 1991-93.
I remember Western Auto well. Used to buy ammo there.
Just down the street from city hall, IIRC.
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2017, 01:44:44 PM »
The FAL is built like a tank.  At least mine is.

But it's also about as heavy as one  ???

I love my DS Arms FAL. Made about 30 minutes northwest of where I live. Pick it up from the factory pro-shop and it is a couple hundred cheaper than the online catalog price.
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2017, 11:05:22 PM »
Sold off all my AK'S right after Sandy Hook, and made a killing!

Now I am into AR's.  Started with a 308AR,  bought my wife a AR15,  and then built my AR15.

Been down the road with SKS, FAL, Mini14,  and milsurp bolt action.......back home with the AR.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2017, 01:02:50 AM »
Short answer AK, long answer, tomorrow...answer is still AK with explanation.

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2017, 12:13:42 PM »
So, just to re-cap:

I bought the savage MSR 22899  and it is really an awesome rifle.
I am more happy with the 5.56 than I had thought.  My last impression was with a mini 14 a very long time ago.  Unlike the Ruger Mini 14, this one seems very accurate!  It's also very fun to shoot.  My significant otter, actually, seems to have an affinity for it, too ;)

I have not had it on an outdoor range, yet, but will do so soon, I hope.  Therefore, I mostly did a function text, etc. It ran flawlessly.  Even the trigger wasn't that bad, but I may replace it and the pistol grip

Things I will say: It is well-built, no rattles or movement except for the collapsible stock.  I wish I had the free-float handguard, but the plastic will do for now. 

Also, unbeknownst to me - I really like how the AR breaks down for cleaning.  This thing is easy to work on!
All I need to do now is determine what sling mounts I want and of course, the optic!

Thanks for all the suggestions!  Maybe I'll try something else later, but right now , I am living it up in AR-country!

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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2017, 12:36:20 PM »
A little late but never the less...

First off, buying a lower "or complete AR" and then buying 1-3 more uppers for different calibers are not comparing apples to apples.  If this is the case then stop reading now and buy the AR.

Also, it is worth mentioning that I, personally would never buy an AK that is not chambered in the 7.62x39.  If you are considering any other caliber just stop and get an AR.  "Opinions are like ass-holes, every body has one"  ;D

My reasoning is comparing the AK 7.62x39 to the AR 5.56 or the 300 blackout.

Both platforms have their specialty.  AK=cheaper ammo, functions for a very long time without cleaning "not that I am an advocate of not cleaning, just saying", accurate enough "man size" out to 150 yards, I dare say further with the top three, the Molot Vepr, Arsenal or Saiga, more reliable, has a bigger punch/impact with the larger bullet.  I am probably forgetting some thing but this is what comes to mind while I am typing.

AR=Longer range "by a lot", more accurate "by a lot", makes sense to reload custom ammo for for better performance, can get in the 300 black out and shoot low velocity ammo suppressed, or higher velocity to match the power of the AK "7.62".  AR is much more acceptable to customization.  Can be cheap to shoot "5.56 when on sale".  Again, I am probably leaving some things out.

It really depends on what purpose you have in store.  If I really wanted to get into long range shooting I would use a bolt gun, so that rules out that AR advantage, which IMO is the biggest the AR has over the AK.

In the end, everyone should own both.  Take my comparisons with a grain of salt, but also this is based on the fact that I have two AR 300 blackout, three AR 5.56 "complete guns" and six AK's and have shot a lot of rounds through them all.  Please do not think I am bragging, I am only stating fact so the readers will know where I am coming from and maybe add more weight to my opinion.  My invitation is always open to anyone who wants to shoot with me.

I would post photos but Photobucket is turning in to Photophucket.
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2017, 07:21:09 PM »
A little late but never the less...

First off, buying a lower "or complete AR" and then buying 1-3 more uppers for different calibers are not comparing apples to apples.  If this is the case then stop reading now and buy the AR.

Also, it is worth mentioning that I, personally would never buy an AK that is not chambered in the 7.62x39.  If you are considering any other caliber just stop and get an AR.  "Opinions are like ass-holes, every body has one"  ;D

My reasoning is comparing the AK 7.62x39 to the AR 5.56 or the 300 blackout.

Both platforms have their specialty.  AK=cheaper ammo, functions for a very long time without cleaning "not that I am an advocate of not cleaning, just saying", accurate enough "man size" out to 150 yards, I dare say further with the top three, the Molot Vepr, Arsenal or Saiga, more reliable, has a bigger punch/impact with the larger bullet.  I am probably forgetting some thing but this is what comes to mind while I am typing.

AR=Longer range "by a lot", more accurate "by a lot", makes sense to reload custom ammo for for better performance, can get in the 300 black out and shoot low velocity ammo suppressed, or higher velocity to match the power of the AK "7.62".  AR is much more acceptable to customization.  Can be cheap to shoot "5.56 when on sale".  Again, I am probably leaving some things out.

It really depends on what purpose you have in store.  If I really wanted to get into long range shooting I would use a bolt gun, so that rules out that AR advantage, which IMO is the biggest the AR has over the AK.

In the end, everyone should own both.  Take my comparisons with a grain of salt, but also this is based on the fact that I have two AR 300 blackout, three AR 5.56 "complete guns" and six AK's and have shot a lot of rounds through them all.  Please do not think I am bragging, I am only stating fact so the readers will know where I am coming from and maybe add more weight to my opinion.  My invitation is always open to anyone who wants to shoot with me.

I would post photos but Photobucket is turning in to Photophucket.

Yes, that's what I did.  And, I am not ruling out an AK in the future, though and AR 10 may get in the way of that, first! ;D
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Re: If you could only have one, which would you choose: an AR or an AK?
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2017, 07:38:07 PM »
Swamp ash,

You dont know how many times I have looked at the GAP-10 G2 in 6mm Creedmoor.

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Thanks,
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AK, specifically the Vepr in 7.62x39, not light but super accurate, fantastic quality, nearly no recoil.
Can't beat it.
AR looks cool but AK is the way to go
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