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AR vs. AK Match in Pueblo

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Dr.Rob, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm gonna miss it (no way I can handle a rifle for 2 hours at this stage in healing) but please please please someone take OODLES of pics and give us a snarky detailed write up!
     
  2. JTH

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    Hope the competition varies to each of the rifles strengths. The AR will be a more accurate rifle but immerse the AR and AK in the mud then wipe them down and drag a oily rag through the barrel and see which one does or doesn't work.
    JT
     
  3. taliv

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    got a link to the match announcement, rob?
     
  4. Girodin

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    When is this?
     
  5. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty sure it's this coming Sunday at Pueblo West... Mods Justin and Hoser usually run the matches
     
  6. Zak Smith

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    If this is 5.56x45 AR vs. 7.62x39 AK, then it's not a fair comparison because of the difference in recoil impulse and ballistics.:rolleyes:

    Make it 5.56x45 AR vs. 5.45x39 AK-74, or
    7.62x39 upper-equipped AR vs. 7.62x39 AKM.
     
  8. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    There have been 5.45 and 5.56 AK's at this match in the past.

    Cartridge differences don't make the top 3 things that cause performance differentiation.
     
  9. Hoser

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    The whole point of the match is for people to get out there and have fun.

    If I start jamming all kinds of silly rules down people throats they will stay away.

    I know what gun I shoot better with. It is up to each shooter to decide if they made a fair comparison.
     
  10. Caseless

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    Fair enough. I am just pouting that there is no comparable matches locally. ;)
     
  11. Hoser

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    Well the annual AK vs AR match is in the bag. 20 people made the trek to Pueblo Colorado and put their money where their mouth is.

    Long story short as far as AK vs AR goes one thing is very clear. People dont like shooting them. Only two people shot an AK *and* an AR.

    The other 18 people just stuck with an AR. I almost brought an AUG, but changed my mind late Saturday night.

    Justin again set up a cool 32 round stage with MGM Flash targets out to 250-280 yards or so. I shot it well according to the results, but I am just a little too short to shoot off the top of a 55 gallon drum and get any type of decent position.

    Next Sept I will try to bring an AK or some other commie gun.
     
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  12. psyopspec

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    This was a great match! Challenging for most shooters, lots of fun, and a great group of competitors. I was no where near the top of the list, but would share a range with these folks any day. The match was well worth the drive for the good company and the improvements I now know I can work on for my own shooting.

    Next month's is the last of the season. I would strongly encourage anyone in the area to come out for it. If you have the fundamentals of safe handling and marksmanship down, the only other requisite is to come out with your rifle and be prepared to enjoy yourself.

    Hoser and Justin, thanks for making this happen. See you guys next time around.

    Will
     
  13. Tarvis

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    Where art thou, pictures? Where art thou, stage descriptions?


    Edit: ah, nevermind. Found the links to prior years.
     
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  14. Hoser

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    Justin and I were too busy running the match and just forgot to take pictures.
     
  15. InkEd

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    Sounds like fun. Perhaps a few things to play the strengths of each rifle. (These things are always set-up to favor the strengths of the AR.)

    How about a speed fieldstrip competiton. (Fun blindfolded.)
    Fastest time to empty a thirty round magazine. (Safely of course.)
    Target shooting for accuracy. (Regular paper targets.)

    Target shooting for damage. (Have to break a cinderblock into rubble.)
    Most rounds fired without a malfunction. (Jams, fte, etc.)
    Best Looking and Ugliest Gun Contest. (Crowd can vote.)
     
  16. Zak Smith

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    How about simply making hits on practical targets from contact distance to a couple hundred yards (timed and graded of course)? That's the general problem fighting rifles are the tool for.
     
  17. Justin

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    Set that match up and run it.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
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