M1A vs AK-47

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by thunderchild223, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    I agree again, I've never had malfunction with either of mine.

    Last summer a friend and brother in law were shooting at the local club range. There's a row of 20 knock over steel target about 10" tall and 5" wide at 200 yards. With 20 rounds I was knocking over 18-20 of them shooting fast, if I took my time they all went down. My friend and BIL had their "reliable" AK's and with 20 rounds they were knocking over around 3 or 4 taking their time.:D They did hit a few more than 3 or 4 but they didn't fall over.

    200 yards is nothing for the M1A but too far for those commie guns.;)

    Mentioned above that the M1A isn't any good at close quarters fighting, I agree there are better choices. But those old guys that had M1 Garands (almost the same gun) did pretty good clearing all those Germans out of many towns between Normandy and Berlin. And the Germans had plenty of "better suited" small full auto rifles (assault rifles).
  2. JLA

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    I wholeheartedly agree GunHugger. The M1A, Garand, Socom, Tanker Garand, all can be very effective CQB weapons. The Navys M14EBR is a perfect example of a battle ready CQB gun that doubles as a countersniper weapon. They just fit it with a folding stock to reduce its OAL for CQB.
  3. Ledslnger

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    Yep, AKs are not accurate. M1s can be lights out accurate....and most are. Some can be supremely accurate though.

    I doubt even the new AKs being produced by companies can compete with the M1. I would be interested to see how the new AK by Rock River Arms compares. I am sure it blows other AKs away, but how well it would compete with an M1 would be interesting.
  4. blackhawk44

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    Silly Army. For the same money they could have just gotten the LMT MWS .308 just like the Brits did, but you're right, this is a government project. Its better to spend $3000 ea on a 45 year old piece to make it too heavy to drag around.
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    Check your history. We already have M14. Brits don't really have an Army. Op has to do with Ak VS M1A1
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  6. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    Yes, true we had the M14 but they aren't being issued as they were. The military needed to update them with collapsible stock for use with body armor, rails for lights, bi-pods, lasers and scopes and the cost to update them is high.

    M39 EMR (Enhanced Marksman Rifle)
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    Here's a little history;
    http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/m14-enhanced-battle-rifle/
  7. al45lc

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    Those old guys with Garands also had grenades, and as my uncle put it, " I ain't walkin' into a schmeisser with my rifle if I can lob in a grenade!"
    Not really feasible or desirable in your own home.
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  9. ka64

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    Never owned an M14, but picked this up yesterday & for 198.00 for a thousand rounds I'll be giving the AR a rest for a while.

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