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Posted: 7/30/2005 9:19:13 PM EDT
Having a bitch of a time deciding. Gimme some input!!!!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:22:25 PM EDT
if it is your first, get the 47
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:23:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
if it is your first, get the 47


Don't worry, you will have both eventually anyway.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:44:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 9:45:42 PM EDT by mattpsky]
Have an SAR-1 shot a buddy's 74 and have since decided to stick with the 47. I am happy but it is highly unlikely that I will not buy a 74 eventually.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:48:41 PM EDT
47, the more the better
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:50:50 PM EDT
7.62x39 is also cheaper and domestically made too.

Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:50:55 PM EDT
I'm very much a fan of the 74 over the 47, especially for full auto. Recoil is vastly different.

Every 74 I've shot has been easier to shoot accurately. Maybe I'm just a flinchy bastard though.

Ammo availability is generally worse, fewer people shoot them. Years from now barrels will probably be harder to get.
If you have the insane idea of reloading for an AK-74 then you'll be left with expensive Redding dies and almost no load data.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:56:58 PM EDT
I'd go with (and did) the 47, especially if you have an AR...the 74 round feels too much like the AR for me...need to mix it up a bit.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:36:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 10:38:08 PM EDT by fadedsun]
If you have plans to get an SKS or other .30 cal weapon, get the 47. I have an M1 and SKS and I can use the same cleaning kits for both (Cheap east german surplus kits, work great).

Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:43:29 PM EDT
I didnt really shoot my 74 much before it went back for some minor work, but the few rounds i did put downrange were awesome. When i get it back and slap my kobra on it i'm pretty sure the SAR-1 wont get shot too often.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 12:48:36 AM EDT
I own both in semi auto and have fired both in slective fire modes.

The 74 is not a bad gun to shoot and I think it is more accurate and a lot less recoil and muzzle rise. Ammo availability is touch and go.

The 47 is a good all around gun, ammo is cheap accuracy is good enough for me, ammo is everywhere and cheaper.

I shoot both, but prefer the 47.

And like my ex said when I started her on a 47 (her first gun ever fired) then later gave her a 74 to shoot she said "I don't like that gun it is small and wimpy-the 47 feels more like a real gun" she might be my ex but I'd have to agree with her there-she said the same about my CAR15.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 1:10:30 AM EDT
i like the 47,....nothing like the orginal,...however i am getting a 74 also,..after a while youll end up with both.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 1:50:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
if it is your first, get the 47


Don't worry, you will have both eventually anyway.

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:55:00 AM EDT
Not to mention there is something about owning an underfolding AK47 that just says "Hey look at me, I'm looking cool!!!"
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:01:15 AM EDT
I vote 74..I like my 47's but the 74's are more accurate,less recoil and you can buy 5.45x39 anywhere online that sells 7.62 usually, I've never had a problem finding ammo for any of my guns it might not be my first choice (Barnaul) but Wolf will be there..
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:18:40 AM EDT
I have a few of each. 74 is tad more accurate (big deal), but I do prefer the 47. Reason being, I like to feel a little something when shooting - adds to the fun. 74 feels like I'm shooting a .22...
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:26:20 AM EDT
Get at least 3 of each ...
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:34:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:45:22 AM EDT
Anyone have the ballsitic charts for comparison between 5.56, 5.45, and 7.62? I'd like to compare power ratios
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:47:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By genpowell71:
Anyone have the ballsitic charts for comparison between 5.56, 5.45, and 7.62? I'd like to compare power ratios


Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:45:27 PM EDT
7.62x39 AKs, you have more options with stock styles with either fixed or underfolding or sidefolding too. You have more choices in magazine capacity, from 5 to 100 rds. Receivers are milled or stamped. Magazines are cheap and plentiful.

5.45x39 AKs, you're limited to either Romanian varients or Bulgarian part kit builds or the Arsenal Inc SLR-105R A1. You got choices of a fixed stock or side folder. Magazines are cheap and plentiful. Magazine capacity is limited mostly to 30 rd mags, since the RPK 45 rd mags are expensive and rare.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:58:17 AM EDT
Thanks for all the info.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:48:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Don't worry, you will have both eventually anyway.

There is no Escape from The Dark Side!!!!
[evil laughter]Mmmm-Wah-hah-hah-hah-hah.......[/evil laughter]
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:51:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jugrunner:
Get at least 3 of each ...

Only 3?!?!

I think if Mrs. Tanker figures out how many I have, or kits for, there'll be a heck of a yardsale in EE!

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:32:37 AM EDT
Had both, like both ....still have a 5.45 done up as an East German MPiAK74N to go with my EG collection....(will eventually get another 7.62)

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 12:33:21 PM EDT
74. I started with a MAk-90, went to a SAR-1, and then a bulgarian 74 build. If i was forced to sell all but one i'd be keeping the 74, no question. With a 74 brake and kobra its pretty amazing how 'fast' it is to get rounds on target, and stay on target.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:43:22 PM EDT
i started with a "el cheapo" wasr-10 for my ak47 choice... i love it, i abuse it,. and hardly clean it ever,..but it always shoots when i squeeze the trigger.

now i built my ak 74 from a bulgy kit i got off k-var, and i dig it, light recoil,.pretty accurate,.and like the 47 it looks bad ass

you'll end up with both,.. just you wait and see
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