MAJOR PITA said:
Okay, so those of you who have both a 5.45 AK74 and a .223/5.56 AK, which one do you prefer, and why?
I bought my first 5.56 Norinco because it was the closest thing to a AK74 that was available. No logic really, just another gun in another caliber...Too cheap to buy an AR I guess. :chinese: Great little carbine. Reasonably accurate, good looks, and lots of fun.
I bought my first Romanian 5.45 because it was
an AK74. At the time the "U.S. parts" varieties weren't available and since it came in 3 years after Klinton's 94 AWB I figured it was a solid investment. Again, no real logic, just another gun in another caliber... :chinese: Great little carbine. Reasonably accurate, good looks, and lots of fun.
Favorite? Too close to call. For all around plinking I prefer both to 7.62x39 but that's just a personal thing. The reduced recoil is nice but I don't really notice it unless I'm shooting a variety of guns. 7.62 ammo is readily available by the case at most local shops, 5.56 is available in a zillion different loads whereas I have to order 5.45 or pick it up at gunshows. Heck they're all fun and they all have their own "personality". Bottom line they're all Kalishnikovs and I dig 'em, I really can't call one a favorite. If we're talking SHTF they all function perfectly, as designed so I guess I'd grab the one that wasn't in the safe...