I like the M4/M16, but I've never had a bad experience with one. Through the 6 months of training where I carried them they always worked good(well, with decent mags, 1 out of my 4 mags would cause jams, no problems ever on the other 3). I'd field clean them after a few hundred rounds though. The thing that impressed me the most was the accuracy. Who knows how much my standard issue M16A2 had been beat on before I got my hands on it, and I know I wasn't gentle with it. Never let me down at the range, I'd always get every shot on target at the 500 meter prone line with the iron sights.
There's other guns I think I'd rather carry, but the AK isn't one of them.
I actually did get a little turned off to the SAW simply because the one assigned to my fireteam would always jam no matter how clean it was.
FAL is more solid than either...all steel and not alloy
HK G3....no gas system to ever worry about.
Both have stood up to extreme conditions and kept going. The FAL served in 90 countries and the HK in over 50. Thre 7.62 NATo round is better than the AK all around and the 5.56 at distance yet is just as accurate.
Actually, I'm kind of fond of the AR. I like the way they handle, the way they feel, and the way they shoot (when they're CLEAN). I also like the accuracy and the option of rails on AR frames. I suppose this stance comes from years of working with one, kind of got attached to them.
Dont even get me started on this again... I fight about this all the damn time with people. Bacicly comes down to your supply chain for parts and ammo, what your enemy is using, what ranges your using them at and where you are.
Il take my M4 in 95% of places as long as I have backup parts and good ammo. JUST KEEP IT CLEAN!
Id want an M76 Yugo. Its in 8mm mauser, has an RPK type reciever, and a long precision type barrel. That way it has more firepower than an AR at all ranges, is more reliable, and is more than accurate for military purposes.
HAHA yeah good luck getting the M76...the parts kits are 1000 and no recivers to be found as well as mags...cause I am looking too...I have heard people using the Romak recivers...I know just not the same thing
No, your thinking the parts "kits" in american terms. The svd psl and tigers also come in ready for use kits. Gun, bipod (barrel or receiver mounted), scope, mounts, extra mags, mag pouch sling and cleaning kit; some in basic cardboard boxes some in hard cases. Just like the US made sniper systems. The prices range because of the optics on them. The psl's usually come with IOR glass the svd tiger and chinese models can have anything from a basic 4x to the new digital zoomers. You can litteraly buy a dozen goats and a few chickens and trade for 4 or 5 of them, cash doesn't mean much.