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Posted: 1/27/2006 4:34:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 3:16:02 PM EDT by Medic17]
If you were only able to own one which one would you keep? (The 5.45 or the 7.62 AK varient.) Why? For All intents and purposes this rifle will be kept in its origional form designed for fighting/ survival. Thanks Medic17
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:08:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 5:09:45 AM EDT by krinkfreak]
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:43:46 AM EDT
It would suck bad without my 74 but I guess I'd have to go with a 47 as well...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:48:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 5:48:56 AM EDT by krinkfreak]
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:05:22 AM EDT
They are both wood fixed stocks with 16" barrels.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:49:53 AM EDT
Keep the 7.62. With a slant comp. it's just as quick as a '74 but harder hitting.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:06:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Keep the 7.62. With a slant comp. it's just as quick as a '74 but harder hitting.



Out of curiosity, why not the '74 style brake?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:28:12 AM EDT
I'll be the odd man out here. I'd keep the 74 over the 47. Why? Because the 74 has a flatter trajectory and longer range. I have a range buddy who was shot in the face in Vietnam with a 7.62X39, the bullet went in with a small hole and exited with a small hole. If it had been a 74 it would have made an exit hole much bigger and he'ed be dead. Follow up shots with a 74 are much more on target and quicker. I agree, ammo would be a problem. But if ammo were the only consideration i'd go with a AK in 223.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:49:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Keep the 7.62. With a slant comp. it's just as quick as a '74 but harder hitting.



Out of curiosity, why not the '74 style brake?

IMHO,the 74 brake on an AKM just adds length,makes it louder and basically looks out of place.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:52:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Viragos:
I'll be the odd man out here. I'd keep the 74 over the 47. Why? Because the 74 has a flatter trajectory and longer range. I have a range buddy who was shot in the face in Vietnam with a 7.62X39, the bullet went in with a small hole and exited with a small hole. If it had been a 74 it would have made an exit hole much bigger and he'ed be dead. Follow up shots with a 74 are much more on target and quicker. I agree, ammo would be a problem. But if ammo were the only consideration i'd go with a AK in 223.



Got one! Love it. AK reliability with terrific accuracy.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:50:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Viragos:
I'll be the odd man out here. I'd keep the 74 over the 47. Why? Because the 74 has a flatter trajectory and longer range. I have a range buddy who was shot in the face in Vietnam with a 7.62X39, the bullet went in with a small hole and exited with a small hole. If it had been a 74 it would have made an exit hole much bigger and he'ed be dead. Follow up shots with a 74 are much more on target and quicker. I agree, ammo would be a problem. But if ammo were the only consideration i'd go with a AK in 223.



But that was then. The Ruskies have redesigned the 7.62 to flip like the 5.45. They also have 7.62 that frags like 5.56.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:30:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Keep the 7.62. With a slant comp. it's just as quick as a '74 but harder hitting.



Out of curiosity, why not the '74 style brake?



The '74 brake words great too, but few 7.62 AK's have the right threads for them. The 14x1L aftermarket ones look goofy and don't work very well IMO. The slant is small, simple, and effective.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:16:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Keep the 7.62. With a slant comp. it's just as quick as a '74 but harder hitting.



Out of curiosity, why not the '74 style brake?



The '74 brake words great too, but few 7.62 AK's have the right threads for them. The 14x1L aftermarket ones look goofy and don't work very well IMO. The slant is small, simple, and effective.



Good enough answer. I bought an aftermarket one for my 7.62, but the build isn't finished yet so I don't know how well it works. I like the fact that the '74 stype brakes look extra evil to people like Feinstein.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:21:12 AM EDT
I got this ak74 brake , got it a day ago.
www.veriforcetactical.com/tactical_accessories/605/


Will test it out this weekend , on my SA-M 7 r.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:28:34 AM EDT
74 style breaks belong on 74s.... i agree
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:35:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
74 style breaks belong on 74s.... i agree



But why? The AK74 already has reduced recoil from the change in cartridge. The Soviets realized that they could improve even more on the design and created this brake. Why shouldn't it be on an AK47?

It almost seems like some people reject this brake on an AK47 because it isn't "authentic". Some kind of AK snobbery.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:02:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
74 style breaks belong on 74s.... i agree



But why? The AK74 already has reduced recoil from the change in cartridge. The Soviets realized that they could improve even more on the design and created this brake. Why shouldn't it be on an AK47?

It almost seems like some people reject this brake on an AK47 because it isn't "authentic". Some kind of AK snobbery.



Sure it's authentic, when done properly! But screwing on a wobbly, tapered, rust-prone US knockoff to your 14x1 isn't.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:06:17 PM EDT
I'm doing you a favor here, I don't want you going through life with this misconception!


Originally Posted By Medic17:
If you were only able to own one which one would you keep? (The 5.45 or the 7.62 AK varient.) Why? For All intensive intents and purposes this rifle will be kept in its origional form designed for fighting/ survival. Thanks Medic17

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:34:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Belloc:

Originally Posted By Viragos:
I'll be the odd man out here. I'd keep the 74 over the 47. Why? Because the 74 has a flatter trajectory and longer range. I have a range buddy who was shot in the face in Vietnam with a 7.62X39, the bullet went in with a small hole and exited with a small hole. If it had been a 74 it would have made an exit hole much bigger and he'ed be dead. Follow up shots with a 74 are much more on target and quicker. I agree, ammo would be a problem. But if ammo were the only consideration i'd go with a AK in 223.



But that was then. The Ruskies have redesigned the 7.62 to flip like the 5.45. They also have 7.62 that frags like 5.56.



But can any of us get those bullets?

JimTh- I was going to do the same!!!

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:43:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JimTh:
I'm doing you a favor here, I don't want you going through life with this misconception!


Originally Posted By Medic17:
If you were only able to own one which one would you keep? (The 5.45 or the 7.62 AK varient.) Why? For All intensive intents and purposes this rifle will be kept in its origional form designed for fighting/ survival. Thanks Medic17





Actually, considering the "fighting/survival" part, "For all intensive purposes" might be allowable, although I'm sure he was just making this much too common error.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:46:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:

Originally Posted By Belloc:

Originally Posted By Viragos:
I'll be the odd man out here. I'd keep the 74 over the 47. Why? Because the 74 has a flatter trajectory and longer range. I have a range buddy who was shot in the face in Vietnam with a 7.62X39, the bullet went in with a small hole and exited with a small hole. If it had been a 74 it would have made an exit hole much bigger and he'ed be dead. Follow up shots with a 74 are much more on target and quicker. I agree, ammo would be a problem. But if ammo were the only consideration i'd go with a AK in 223.



But that was then. The Ruskies have redesigned the 7.62 to flip like the 5.45. They also have 7.62 that frags like 5.56.



But can any of us get those bullets?

JimTh- I was going to do the same!!!




Now? I'm not sure. 8 months ago before the present shortages you could. In other words this ammo was being imported.
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