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American M16 vs Soviet AK-47

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Lock n' Load Season 1 - Episode 11 (hosted by R. Lee Ermey). Comparison of the fully automatic rifles: American M16 and Soviet AK-47.

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The gun at 1:16 is actually a Type 56. Therefore, it's actually an M16 vs Type 56, and not actually M16 vs AK-47 (or rather, AKM). Anywho, sabotages the Type's field-stripping by taking the recoil spring guide, M16 still loses (no surprise there, more complex design). Defends himself by saying "that is better engineered", even though real geniuses make stuff simpler, not more complex. Firepower wise, it's well know that the 7.62 packes a higher punch, but the 5.56 has overall better ballistics. And the 5.56 is still deadly (and lighter, meaning you can carry more rounds). You know, there's a reason why the soviets switched from the 7.62 to the 5.45 in the 70's ('Nam taught that to them). Number 3, well, the AK was already handicapped. Pretty much like how the M16 was handicapped in the 1st challenge. Stuff were designed for different stuff; M16 for accuracy, AK-47 for reliability in harsh conditions such as the ones around in Russia. Still, cheap move to bring a guy that doesn't seem to know how to fire and give the M16 a 30 rounds mag (while all of the other tests were done in 20-rounds mag). If that's the case, they should have brought the AK-74, the 5.45 variant in the kalashnikov family. Hell, they even make it for the 5.56 nowadays. Basically, show's all fun and stuff, but it holds no scientific value whatsoever. It's just biased toward the cause of american-made weapons (unsurprisingly). Nothing else to see. Still fun to see guns firing though. P.S: And the AK-pattern rifles are the most prolific weapons in the world. Must've done something right in order to achieve that, don't you think?
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+Tanker'schreck I like green Swedish fish but sometimes yellow ones too.
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+Tanker'schreck Settle down, Joe. Hartman knows the facts.
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Ak 47 better then m 16
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i own a AK and i prefer the M16. it's lighter and more accurate.
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I actually thought it was serious when I hit play
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Apart from accuracy, AK 47 kick M16's ass all day long.
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yeah. screw the ak. nah im kidding( not realy ). but i do want an ak
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lol all these people taking R Lee Ermey so seriously, it's a tv show, there is a theater component in all of this. I'm sure that Gunny knows better than most of the people on this forum how good the AK-47 is. He's even shooting it at the end of the clip with the other two guys rocking m16s....chill out....
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M16 for military's AK-47 for survivalist's
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holy shit, this is so biased. The AK is clearly a more robust, combat rifle. The AR is a better sporting rifle, but the AK works better in a combat situation. It is more reliable, more stopping power, easier to operate, easier to clean(don't need to), fires any sort of ammo whether it's steel cased or brass cased. The AK is a better designed firearm in terms of combat readiness.  
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+The Beast Within I could say the same about you. Because you clearly know nothing. AKs are metal, man made, mechanical, and can fail if isn't maintained properly. Anyone with half a brain would know that. Stopping power is a myth. Many people got hit with 7.62x39, .308, .45acp, and even 12 gauge and have lived. There was a story a few years ago where a woman took 12 gauge buckshot to the face and still lived.
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Calm down, gunny is just trollin in the video. You can clearly see he's being sarcastic.
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My dad loves this gun (M16) in bo1 and he loves the sister gun the M27 from bo2.
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lol half of this video was an intended joke ermey lee is a great guy so everyone just calm your tits.
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ak-47 is way better
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OMG this shit cant be serious........
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This test was very biased and unfair. The guy purposely look a part away like a fucking dick knowing hes gonna lose from the ak47 or type 56 assembly and the ak47 shooter held the gun completely different way from the m16 guy. The way the m16 held is was very unfair because the way he holds it means he has the advantage of better recoil stabilization as hes using muscles from lower body to contract, where as the ak guy only uses his arms.
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American propaganda at its best lol this is the best example. Soooo much bias bullshit omg it pains me. The guy himself is soo dumb. "Ultimate bad guy gun" he says for the AK just shows and "yuck" jeesus who the fuck created this Obama? THERE IS SOOO MUCH BULLSHIT in this video My Head and brain is exploding . AND HOW THE FUCK DID THE GUY WITH THE AK MISS THAT CONCRETE I HAD BETTER AIM WHEN I WAS 12, 100% false propaganda omg better stuff on CNN and Fox
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+Bleeding Snow You know this the guy from full metal jacket don't surprised.
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+Bleeding Snow I like how the older, cheaper, soviet built weapon is a few miles ahead in every way but it lost because it's not made by the "good guys". Because, u know, the world loves USA for invading a country without reason every year and hates Russia for annexing 1% of Ukraine with a reason :p
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George Ion Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago (edited)
Don't know where my post disappeared... I was saying. I left the apartment because of the fan noise, about 7:45. Went at Steve's to see on what chair i sat on yesterday and got a cold at my butt... The chari was wet alright... Then i went at the refuge. Just as i got there a black diesel truck pulled next to mine surrounding and filling the whole parking lot and trail head with diesel smell. Waited till the smell dissipated and hit the trail. Not much after i saw the guy installing his gear near the trail with one of the cameras possible towards the trail but at a high angle. Then i met with a gentleman with a badge who said he was a volunteer... A bit taller than me, tanned very uniformly. Then they started shooting at the range across the street and i told him how i lost admiration for the toys we call guns by watching this video. Besides muzzle climb, the barrels are actually bending and causing bullet spray. The shooting speed is probably limited by them. He said because they have to make them light. Light or not, i bet they didn't have the high frame per second cameras back then to catch this. Today we can see it in an entertainment video. But the design cycle of such mass produced guns is probably very long. It will take probably many years until we will see this observation taken into account. Towards the end of the video, the shooter (he actually looked like the guy on the trail only he was younger) holds the M16 by the handguard right at the middle of the barrel, thus limiting swaying and spraying. Realizing frailness of these things was a turnoff for me.
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Ok, it doesn't need to be ak47 vs m16. It needs to be ak74 vs m4. And ak47 vs fn scar. Just for ballistic reasons. ( Yes, I know the .308 is way more effective than the 7.62-39.) I would still like to see this test take place. What do you say Gunnie? To scared to take it? ( I am American by the way).
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why so many dislikes?
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Sorry, Ermey but you didn't end the argument, you just made all the Call of Duty fanboys even angrier by saying the M16 is better. But it's okay because the realists are on YOUR side and firmly believe the M16 is way more efficient.
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AK-47 beats the M16 with no problem. PS. Gunny is being sarcastic and it is for fun so don't get your panties in a twist I found it funny at least
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You cant compare M16 and ak47.Ak47 is compared to an M4A1.AK47 is not an AR....avtomat is submachine gun in russian.There u have it...i like m16 way more.But the ak47 is close combat weapon.Medium range is AN94 and AK74M.
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Avtomat means automatic. Submachine gun is ''pistolet-pumelet''. AK-47 is an assault rifle, not a submachine gun.
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that old fag dont know anything about guns the ak 47 is used in the vietnam war by the americans to because the m16 couldnt survive the weather ak is better than m16
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+Brandon Largo yeah but the ak survives the hot wheater rain thats why the vietnamese people used the ak you can trust that rifle but dont get me wrong the m16 is a nice rifle to
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Avtomat Kalaschnikova (AK) is the best.
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This is so one sided, it has no meaning at all.
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OMG this cant be seriuos ......
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This is hilarious. Plus, yeah the ar15 is good, but the m16 is actually kind of a piece of shit. In vietnam everyone just dropped em and picked up aks due to the m16s inconvenience
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I'm all for the m16, but they're so damn expensive.
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go fuck your ass up with your M16 ;) try to shoot in sand and under water with M16 hahaha AK 47 ROCKS
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It's funny how most people can't tell that he's purposely trolling LOL. It's painfully obvious too... instead there are hundreds of comments about "American propaganda". In case you guys can't tell, he's joking.
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LOL this old geezer is one bias motherfucker.
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I'd forgotten that history is fox news in disguise.
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That guy makes me laught a lot.
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I maybe American but I rather trust my life to the Ak47
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bad guys ?? and you are the angels ?
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ak 47 is always better by the way do u know the full for of ak in ak47 ?Tell me in the comments below
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Automat Kalashnikov
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+alexkarthick Actually it's Avtomat Kalashnikov 1947.
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I think this guy is high.
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completly biast but i dont care #MURICA  
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nên học phương pháp bắn điểm xạ của quân đội nhân dân Việt nam
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that's not a Kalashnikov is a chinese type 56
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USA is the cancer of the world. The world need socialism!!
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+The Russian Mofo So the rise of communism in Russia was fought against by the USA. Guess again. Just like every other socialist, you blame the US for all the world problems including the fact that socialism and communism does not work. Your second point is more on target. The idea of everyone being equal in the real world will never work. It is human nature to try to make more for yourself that the next guy. Keep your whinning about America and capitalism. Yet the US leads the world by far in humanitarian aid to the rest of the world.
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+1gallimaufry even the socialist americans  blame themselves now for all the shit they'ree into. socialism (liberal, national, lgbtish, whatever flavor) NOT. EVEN. ONCE.
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AK 47: Much easier to assemble and more powerful. M16: more accurate. Winner: 2-1 to AK 47...
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Funny because he ended up using the ak at the end of the video
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The AK's performance is much better and I like the ammunition ballistics better vs. the .223 . It's user friendly vs. the AR -15. Ammo is cheaper. The AK is easier to work on. I myself like the AK better. This is my posting and my comments. Anyone can post their opinion. It's called freedom of speech.
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guys don't make weapon wars I've tried both of them I prefer AK and that's not mean I don't like m16 and also I'm american
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I like the ak but i wont buy it for an army.
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ITT: Butthurt Fanboys are butthurt. It's just entertainment.
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American propaganda 
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Watch the entire video. He is trolling. I thought the same as most of you, just watch it through
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Good job comparing an assault rifle that was built 1947 with another assault rifle which was made 10 years later..
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Kalašnikov in <3 the best
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I Russian хахах тут видно что специально промахивались
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The aiming of the guy shooting that AK was terrible I went to a firing range last week first time shooting and with the AK I did far better than that.
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American mentality. All bullshit! Vietnam kicked their butts with AK-47.
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so much stupid people arguing about what they dont know impressive....i think usa is an powerfull nation that uses propaganda.... are they wrong? nope they are smart and get the minds of a lot of people ....propaganda was allways powerfull vehicle that moved mountains so please get knowledge before talking shit....
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Lol butthurt americans cant take a defeat without starting a fucking debate arguing which is the better gun. Im not a gun expert but from what i just saw, the AK rekt the m16. But i gotta say the m16 looks sexy, especially the way the old guy hipfired it, got a boner. And im not saying this because i dislike americans or anything, Its just so annoying how some of them cant handle a loss. (Now Let the butthurt americans start giving me hate)
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It appears some of these comments people didn't really do their research on both guns.  Ak-47 was made in 1949, it's been through a lot of field test by the Soviets, the gun get upgrade almost every time and Ak-47 has a gas piston. By the time Vietnam happen the ak-47 already had almost 20 years of battle experience. M16 was shortly made a year or so after USA enter Vietnam and rushed into battle. The M16 at that time didn't have cleaning kits. The M16 at that time wasn't chrome plated and no gas piston system. This means gas are going back and hitting the bolt in order the gun to extract a used round and put in a new round. This will make the gun dirty faster. Also the 5.56x45 gun power inside was very sensitive to the element. The power itself will make the gun worn out faster. BUT return the 5.56 will travel faster, pack more punch, easier to control and better penetration. By the time they start to issue cleaning kits the so call jam problem was a thing in the past. People talk so much shit about the M16 and 5.56x45. How come the Soviet decide to upgrade their Ak-47 into Ak-74u and make 5.56x39? The 5.56x45 will spin and flip once it enters flesh. The Soviet realize that they can carry almost 2x the ammo load over the standard 7.62.x39 and they realize that by using 5.56x39 their average soldiers can control the rifle better during full auto.
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+ThePrettyLavigne yeah it is x39. I swear to God that's what I typed.
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they dont even know what year the ak47 came out wow
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that comment gave me wood in mine craft
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FUCK THE WORLD - 2pac
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1. Total bullshit wtf AK-47 wins 2.Ak47 shut up retarded american 3.M16 Conclusion Ak wins Csgo was right I know it was an m4a4 but whatever
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ak is the king of guns! always will be the best weapon in the world!
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The M16 looks so much better. And fuck everybody who says the AK47 or M16 is better. The most important thing is the soldier who uses it.
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+Owen Hale But that was my point, wasn't? I said "The most important thing is the soldier who uses it." Weapons are not for "gangsta's".
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yeah but the m16 stop working in field combat even with water 
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μεγαλοσ.ηλειθιοσ
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Idiot statement to say the AK 47 is for bdd guys, when I wa  sin Nam the M-16 was a piece of shit that jammed and got troops killed, some would throw away the M-16 and pick us the AK. 
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The AK-47 is a good weapon. You don't need to take as good of care like the m16, but if your target is at 500 meters+ with an M16, good luck. He's gonna win. You better hope he didn't clean his weapon that day.
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+DeionSC2 That is a fact, but most combat scenarios take place well under 100 yards.  After that then a good old trusty bolt action M70 30.06 with a scope iis the ticket, especially out to 500 yards.
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so during the field stripping why did the AR guy have to take the bolt carrier group apart but the AK guy didn't? 
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So sick of people hating on usa. God honesty truth u would not be here if was not for us. We help everyone and u hate us for it? Haha I just don't get u we have more rights then half your country's dream of having. Get a life. And ones who say this crap to prob can't even own a firearm let alone even shoot one. Guess what we can in usa and dam proud of it!
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The ak..a better gun?....go to Russia...the m-16...stay in the usa...
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This old man sucks, first taking away a part of the ak47,second trying to excuse his country's weapon saying it has more complex parts, c'mon, just because the m-16 is made in the us DOES NOT MEAN it´s supreme.
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Both great guns! And the shooter plus ammunition changes everything!
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Не верьте ! Чертовы пиндосы врут!!! Подстроено
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Just 1 Question? Why this guys shoot from left hand?
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its partial, biased bullshit. AK47 is far more simple, better and superior than M16.
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Of course it's biased fucktard.  it was supposed to be.  Rather than being butthurt about a funny show, learn to laugh a little and pull that stick out of your ass.
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So much bias... You'd want to do more damage and destroy the block instead of have a hole, as well as the take apart test... I'm American and hate the bias.
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one reason my the M16 may also be better is the the amo weighs less and one can bring much more with him
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American bias at its best.
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AK 47 is a pure masterpiece! That's Why there are over 100 million of them out there! Most durable, versatile, reliable assault rifle in the World! ....lol was one of the main reason why Americans lost the Vietnam war! they were too busy cleaning those M16 from grains of sand, and water droplets, rather than shooting those damn things!..hah even humidity played a factor! Reliability plays a Big role on the battlefield you know! btw: This show must be a joke Right?
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Not biased, is he?  :-P Give me an M-14 (yes fourteen) any day.
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Ak 47 can shoot under water and can be thrown into mud and run over by a car and still work
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The rease why the ak 47 isn't good beceause its a chinese version
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These guns are so equal, I don't understand how people could take sides really. Some people also seem to be mad that he said "bad guy gun". The reason he says this is because first of all, almost every terrorist group uses a version of the ak. There are a few reasons for this. 1. Because the russian military either funded them or invaded them and left supplies there (afganistan). 2. They bought them from someone because they are cheap. 3. Just because they are reliable and don't need to be clean. I do suggest you clean your AK's. Ak's aren't perfect.
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Say what you will, I'll take M16  But now I'll take the M4 John Lennon ROCKED!!! Your lennon belongs in commie town If the USA is a cancer, well, I'm coming to kill you
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USSR ftw. btw no such thing as a true communist state, more like socialists.
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+gary tru американское оружие-это гавно,так же как и Ваши машины,русское оружие еще можно было бы сравнить с немецким или просто европейским.Свое дерьмо в виде м-16 Вы пропихнули грузинам,но они даже не попытались им воспользоваться в 2008 году во время войны,а Ваша проститутка Саакашвили стала с перепугу есть свой галстук.
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AK 47s are easier to train people to use them and won't melt in your hand if you fire it too much and won't jam nearly as easy and will fire if filled with sand or buried in mud. An m16 will fire if burried in mud but will jam after just a few shots, the AK has stopping power, m16 does not most people kill coyotes and woodchucks with m16 caliber bullets. The AK is easier to field strip by design it was made to have fewest parts possible also important for mass production and loosely housed in the gun to allow dirt and other contaminates to leave the gun easily and piston operated to allow the gun to be cleaned less fequently than a gas operated which needs frequent cleanings due to high carbon content in gunpowder. The US Armed forces are looking for a replacement that is piston operated not gas. The AK can also be operated by a Soldier wearing bulky winter gloves important for Russians I hear it is cold most of them time, the M16 cannot be fired with winter gloves on.      
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+Gideon Kozak that comment made me laugh so i´ll give you a like for this one ;D 
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She just tells she's gonna "prove the M16 to be better" so it's a little bittle biased... And that automatic fire recoil test stuff is completely nonsense, because you don't just shoot more than 1-5 round bursts with these. AK-47s cheapness, simplicity and "take  a mud bath with this and keep shootingity" are real good pluses. That guy assembled AK a way more quickly = that girl saying: "M16 better engineers"... This girl is such a noob :D And a fuckin draw with penetration? AK-47 is double better... He just hit the top.
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+Jokerijamis haha. Then you obviously don't know gunny.   I've never heard anyone call gunny a man because of his legendary reputation, but if you wanna believe he's a woman, go ahead. This still doesn't change the fact you are retarded and have no humor
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 I agree that recoil is fake 
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take an american with an m16 that has a two bullet jam in the chamber (a jam that does occur and takes about 15 minutes to unjam because you need to disassemble most of the gun to fix it) and a Taliban with his AK-47 pointed at the american soldier now tell me if your gun is so superior to the AK-47 then what can he do?  in my opinion he can only die or surrender as for field stripping you said it yourself general the AK-47 NEVER jams so you don't need to field strip it in other words the AK-47 already won
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+Joël LeMay Theres no promise an AK will "never" jam cause it will, just really hard to jam it but it will.
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+Takao Kancolle well sure if any gun gets rusty it will jam but a gun that jams without being rusted is a flawed gun 
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Калашников је сто пута бољи!!!
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the way he talks is annoying and irritating.
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And now place both guns in mud, and try to shoot from them. And you will see the differences,- ak will shoot, m16 will not. This is how it works, this is superiority of ak47.
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+rambokicksass77 so if you get shot and you are walking over mud, you would not go prone? is not like if you want to get your rifle dirty but shit happens, maybe you need to take the rifle from some dead comrade in the mud, maybe there is a mud avalanche who knows the important thing is that the rifle should work!
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There was some trenches in the Ukrainian conflict. Allot of them.
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Only countries that use an AK-47 or 74 is countries that can't afford an M-16 or other modern rifles.
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I fucking hate america. War mongering criminals.
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Ya haha that's why we always aid devastated country's from national disasters and have to constantly send troops into other country's to cleans up mess others country's make.
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