Originally Posted by ka64
Oh I'm sure they are, it just kinda puzzles me where he states a minimum 10 round capacity & last time I fired a Garand it only held 8. Call me crazy.....
No, another good point, however, once again the word used was PREFER.
I would also point out that the term 'decent' in reference to the AK leaves us in the position of determining just what it means, to me a 'decent' AK eliminates much and puts us in a higher price point, almost at entry level AR prices these days.
Then there's the preference remark as to a "larger round", I don't consider the 7.62 x 39 to be a large 'round', compared to say the 7.62 x 51.
Yes it's a large caliber, but seriously lacking in power in this comparison.
He liked it for price, as stated, but also stated he could handle more in recoil.
IMO, anyone can handle the 7.62x 39's recoil, the NATO or '06 round is another matter for some.
He also said "if there's a particular ammo/gun combination that works within my ra(n)ge, I'm all for it"
You've assumed he's settled on an AK, but that's not what I got from it.
As you can see, I did indeed read his post.