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Poll: Ak vs AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ruger44mag, Feb 3, 2011.

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Ak vs AR

Poll closed Apr 5, 2011.
  1. AK

    77 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. AR

    130 vote(s)
    62.8%
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  1. Ruger44mag

    Ruger44mag Member

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    Hey everyone this is a poll for the Ak vs the AR.
    I don’t want to start a discussion on which one is better but just want everyone’s opinion using these guild lines:

    Accuracy, reliability “in semi country type area”, availability of ammo and parts, knock down power.
     
  2. Birdmang

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    You know its going to turn into a discussion of which one is better.
     
  3. mshootnit

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    I would be better to me if guys would just vote. No talk, just vote. Let the numbers speak for themselves.
     
  4. Ruger44mag

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    Lol yeah I know but I was just hoping. :)
     
  5. jpwilly

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    Accuracy - Hands down the AR!

    Reliability - I have both an neither are unreliable. I've had stoppages with both over the years they were bad ammo or mag issue neither rifle has failed. Tie

    availability of ammo and parts, Toss Up...Tie

    knock down power - AK

    I voted AR
     
  6. AR27

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    Im assuming he or she means the standard 5.56

    Kalashnikovs come in a variety of calibers too. Im assuming 7.62x39


    jpwilly a reliability tie is not even in the question. The AK has the advantage there hands down.
     
  7. Ruger44mag

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    Your right I should... I meant the 7.62x39 and the 223/5.56.
     
  8. chicharrones
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    chicharrones needs more ammo

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  9. Ruger44mag

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    I saw that 2 years age lol it was a good show though.
     
  10. elmerfudd

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    It really depends on what you want it for.

    For an all around hunting/target/plinking/defense rifle, I'd take the AR. The optics mounting options and superior accuracy would give it an edge IMO. I'd rather try a headshot on a coyote at 200 yards with an AR.

    For an end of the world, long term survival scenario, I'd take an AK. I just trust the action more.

    FWIW though, I like them both.
     
  11. Girodin

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    What AR and what AK. There are ARs that are no more accurate than my saiga .223. There are ARs that shoot .5" groups at 100 yards. There are ARs that can't get through a mag without a jam and then there are ARs that are highly reliable (see eg filthy 14).

    I have to smile when people talk about ARs or even AKs as if they were all the same and all of one class or the other shared a common set of attributes.

    I really like ARs and AKs. If I could have only one either an AR of my chosing or an AK I might well chose to own a Noveske AR. They are very accurate and very reliable guns. That said, I am certainly glad I do not have to choose just one because I really like AKs as well.
     
  12. HorseSoldier

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    As a fighting rifle, the AR is superior.

    For a general purpose rifle specifically in Big Lake . . . 5.56 might be a bit light for some non 2 legged issues.
     
  13. Ruddie

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    I own both and I have to say if I want to make a 300 yard shot I would use my AR, if I'm bugging or "in a world of ****" I would have my AK.
    If I were to have to choose between the two, I would say my AK. Most situations, being hostile, hunting, or general blinking, I would have to say my AK. Don't get me wrong, the AR platform is a very impressive setup, but I like being able to clean my gun in a mud puddle...... I'm just saying.
    Bushmaster AR-15 16in M-4 style
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  14. Youngster

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    AK, a true infantryman's rifle vs a "space age" M1 Carbine replacement designed by some Stoner. :)
     
  15. Ruger44mag

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    I agree, since I may run up against some bigger more furry creatures the 7.62x39 would be a bit better.
     
  16. Cash4Gold

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    You need to get one of each, you won't be disappointed with either. They're really different rifles that serve similar purposes. Just fun at the range either is fine. Hunting something like deer I wouldn't use the .223, but many people do. AK for hunting things bigger than coyotes, but my AR is more accurate. I wouldn't say one is good and one isn't. They're both good rifles.
     
  17. zeos

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    I think both are good, but the modularity of the ar tipped the scales of my opinion.
     
  18. longdayjake

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    I have shot a few AK's and I really can't find much use for them beyond spitting bullets at targets. AR's are just more fun for me because they can spit bullets just as well, but I can also punch really small holes in paper at longer distances with one. I can also shoot them in alternate calibers that have more energy than the 7.62x39. Sure the AR has reliability issues with crappy magazines but the AK is just as worthless if you can't get a good magazine for it. I do like the 2 stage trigger of the AK though.
     
  19. Carter

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    Well...thats a tough call.

    I love both rifles. Both rifles have their intended purpose. Both have their strength and weaknesses.

    That said. I'd take the AR. I'm a lot better with the AR than with the Ak. Parts are everywhere, ammo is everywhere, and it can be changed to fit just about any role it needs to fill (within reason).
    Soft point rounds would be very effective for stopping power.

    I'd like to have the AK as well, but you made me choose.
     
  20. RockyMtnTactical

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    I prefer my AR15's, but am looking to get an AK again... I miss having one. They are both great guns. You need to own and shoot both before you can make a truly educated decision though.
     
  21. OldmanFCSA

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    I have an AR with a 7.62X39 upper. It works great, especially after reoplacing hammer spring with a Wolff spring. Now it fires the Wolf ammo easily.

    If your comparison was restricted to 7.62x39 only rifles, I would still pick my AR.
     
  22. Ruger44mag

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    I have a question It might sound silly buy can you put any ar-15 upper on any ar-15 lower?
     
  23. Justin

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    It seems to me that you're limiting the utility of the information if you're only interested in looking at how people vote while dismissing their experience out of hand.


    Very broadly speaking, yes, but there are exceptions.
     
  24. mcdonl

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    I am a child of the cold war. Collecting Russian guns is my own personal victory to the cold war. The AR is just for fun!!
     
  25. BADUNAME37

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    Well subtract one from AK and add it to AR.
    I voted on AK by accident. :(
     
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