7.62X39Besides, it's 7.62. Not my cuppa.
Lol, I may have overstated it, but the 7.62 in my SKS is an easy recoil that makes it easy to shoot. Of course, now I need to be realistic and take out the SKS and an AR and compare for posterity. Such a hassle...You must not have any well tuned AR's if the SKS is your definition of smooth...
No. The aftermarket here doesn't support the AK well enough to tune them anywhere near AR performance. I've put a little money into trying and its a futile venture.Pick that Ak up off the bench and it will do anything a AR can do. Bench rest the damn thing and you will be disappointed. Mine never touch a bench or bag
That was pretty funny video.
IF only the US did not have such stupid import restrictions...
Never issued, 1985mfg Yugo M70s at auction in Haifa right now.....
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1980mfg Russia AKM too...
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Romanian M63 and M65 too...
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With the prices there compared to prices here.....Boeing would be repossessing Bezos plane because I wanted it, lol
You completely missed my point.No. The aftermarket here doesn't support the AK well enough to tune them anywhere near AR performance. I've put a little money into trying and its a futile venture.
Tell me about it. LolI have 5 Russian and 2 Bulgarian AK’s. I just wish I still had all the ones I traded or sold!
Shit. I need to show this to the old lady so that she understands that I'm nearly an underachiever in this regard.Tell me about it. Lol
2 sgls, 2 slr’s here. All in the 5.45 flavor.
I traded or sold maks, sgls, slrs, sa-85s and wasrs. I never had any prebans though and would never pay the asking price of any of them now. The most i had at one time was 11. I then realized that i am not a collector and slowly let them go.
No, not at all. I've never actually shot from a bench.You completely missed my point.
You put money into an ak to “tune” it for what? More accuracy from the shooting table?
These rifles are not designated marksman rifles. They are infantry combat weapons designed to function with minimum maintenance and in harsh environments. The AK was designed for volume of fire which is what wins small arms fights. They were never designed to play games or be precision rifles at the public range.
On the two way firing range, i doubt perfect sight picture, slow breathing and trigger control are priorities at all. Running and gunning i bet you couldnt tell the difference between a 1” AR and a 3-4” AK. When adrenaline is pumping you couldnt shoot the difference.
Of course most rifles arent necessarily used as intended. I plink with my AKs. I do a few speed drills and multiple target drills here and there. I even stretch its legs and bang steel 4-500 yards out every now and again. They are fun to bring out every now and again but thats not why I have mine. Mine are for the dreaded day when shit goes south.
I am also a man that thinks a good 1911 should rattle like hell when you shake it. They dont need tuning either.
Rounds on target quickly is important but there is much more to it than that.No, not at all. I've never actually shot from a bench.
I tune semi autos to excel at what they were designed for, that is to put a couple rounds on target as fast as possible. With the AR its a matter of certainty that I can get it to stack two or three bullet holes in a sub-fist sized group at 35 yards with .1-.15 split times between shots. An AK absolutely can not get to that level with the parts and knowledge we have in this country. In Russia who knows, maybe they know how to make them work.
But you absolutely can tell the difference between an AK and an AR when running and gunning with adrenaline pumping. Shooting a semi auto AK fast is like riding a clothes dryer with a paint shaker inside it.
And yes, I play games with my rifles but you can't argue that rounds on target at high speed isn't the most important thing on a two way range, even if most of us won't ever see one.
Ergonomics. Ars arent more ergonomic than aks. Its just what a man is used to. I have had aks most my life. To me i feel at home. Ars feel different to me. I cant get over the charging handle. If you are used to ars then an ak will feel strange because its different.AK’s are pretty cool. First I had a century c39v2. By what you read on the internet you’d be surprised with me telling you I still have a face. Honestly—it was a nice rifle. Good trigger. Good accuracy. Shot great with a can. Never had a hiccup. (500ish rounds)
Then I caved to the internet peer pressure and sold it for an Arsenal 107fr. Nice rifle. Nice fit and finish. I wasn’t white trash anymore. All was great.
Then I found some dickweed selling his lmt mrp for $1200 w/ two barrels and I couldn’t flip that Arsenal fast enough.
Final thoughts: AK’s are cool. 30 rounds of .30 cal flying downrange is some serious firepower. They’re a hell & back system. But the system as a whole can’t even hold a candle to the AR15. Ergonomics, shootability, troubleshootability (even a word?), modularity, and even the level of commie built into the gun sways the argument to the AR15.
They’re cool. Are they practical when compared to the AR15? No.
The AK safety lever can be a bit awkward. The trigger finger is my primary safety anyway.... I have little experience with AR, but the charging handle does look awkward and flimsy compared with AK or AUG.Ergonomics. Ars arent more ergonomic than aks. Its just what a man is used to. I have had aks most my life. To me i feel at home. Ars feel different to me. I cant get over the charging handle. If you are used to ars then an ak will feel strange because its different.
Shootability. What does that even mean. With an equal setup (red dot) i can do anything an ar can do with my ak74.