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AR15 vs AK47 vs SKS... which do you Prefer

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by glockguy, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So iv gotta buddy who was/is wanting an AR, but then started thinking he may want an AK or sks, which I have no experience with. Iv heard AK's will eat any kinda ammo you give it, but thats about it. I love the AR platform, but whats everyones else's opinions??
     
  2. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    1826 posts and you need help here with that subject, search this subject,this must have been argued every gun site 50 times and I dont know how many gun shows on TV this year alone

    you must be bored
     
  3. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    thank you for your opinion it is greatly appreciated! I'll keep note of that.
     
  4. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I have an SKS, with the magazine issues or use stock strippers if money isn't that important I would go with an AR. I think it is the most versatile of the 3. SHTF check, varmints check, plinking check, availability of parts, reliability check , Home defense, decent as well check, pizzing off the liberals PRICELESS!!!!!!:bluelaugh:

    Brutus out
     
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  5. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    None of the above.
     
  6. waldow777

    waldow777 Hillsboro Active Member

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    Prices are WAY down on ARs now, like $650 for new DPMS. I love my ARs
     
  7. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    i have both ....one thing i like about the ar platform is it is fully customizable to what ever shooting you wanna do.but can be pretty finicky.an ak47 can be thrown in mud, driven over ,then still shoot .i am a fan of both:)
     
  8. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    An SKS is probably the simplest and most robust of the three. The bayonet is always on the rifle (although that makes it more difficult to open ration cans), plus the permanently attached magazine doesn't dangle low enough to catch on dense undergrowth.

    Of the AR and AK, I am torn between the two.

    An AR is highly refined and very versatile...and built for a first-world military with the logistic support to back it up.

    An AK is less refined and less versatile, but there is a reason for its popularity in the third-world where a maintenance kit usually consists of a cup of used motor oil and an old shoelace.

    Keith
     
  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the original question:

    Pretty much any country's SKS would be a fine choice. There really are no 'bad' SKSs out there, as long as they haven't been abused. Yugo M59/66s have a gas valve in the gas block that might cause cycling issues if it isn't cleaned properly or in the wrong position, but other than that all are pretty much GTG.

    For a first AR or AK, I would eschew any homebuild rifle and spend a little more money for a quality factory build. Quality doesn't necessarily have to be expensive though. A base Colt 6920 is back under $1,100 and the pony always commands a higher resale value. Also, for under $700 the new Yugo OPAP AKs are a very, very good value.

    Keith
     
  10. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    He should get both.:swordfight:
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    I'm getting/building an AR for my next rifle.:laugh:
     
  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Ill chime in.
    Though an AK guy.. Id tell him to purchase an SKS and an AR stripped lower.
    From there he can build his AR down the road.

    That or an AK and a stripped lower. :)
    All three are terrific platforms.
     
  12. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    CDNN investments had the DPMS oracle for 569.00
     
  13. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sig556
     
  14. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    who is really better superman, spiderman, or batman. Honestly this is about the most inane, imbecilic, assinine question that keeps getting asked again and again.

    The answer is, "Any gun you can hit a target with" there is no magical gun that will make you a sniper, target shooter, or crack shot.
     
  15. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    We desperately need a thread on 9mm vs .40 S&W vs .45 ACP
     
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  16. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was just going to say...

    Might as well argue 9mm v 45 while we're at it....

    Here's the answer - They both have their pros and cons. They're both absolutely battle-proven designs, and anyone who says one is better than the other is either a dimwit or hasn't been around long enough to open his noob-*** pie hole.

    Pick the one you want based on the attributes that are most important to you.
     
  17. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Except for SKS... why is that even included? Different class of weapon.
     
  18. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    But DMPS suck big time The ARs to buy are Colt BCM or Daniel defense.
     
  19. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well for everyone who replied kindly I surely do appreciate it! The purpose of this was not to compare the three in which is better it was meant as to which do you PREFER some people prefer one over the other due to design, reliability, ease of availability of ammo mags n parts etc. and so on, I realize its hard for a lot of you to just answer a simple question without being rude, but I apologize I posted something I simply could of researched on line, what in the world was I thinking!!!
     
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  20. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Its like Fords and Chevys...and AMC. So what do you want to shoot? And how far?

    Brutus Out

    FInd some buddies and maybe you can run some rounds through each.