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    Default AK vs. AR

    I know this debate has come up plenty of times. But looking at it through current day eyes..... I think I would have to go with an ak solely based on current ammo price and availability

    You can find 1000 rounds of 7.62 for about $350 per 1000 rounds. It*s a $150 more than at the start of the year..... but still less than double before Corona.

    The cheapest I can find for 5.56/.223 is $699 for steel case Tul Ammo. You could get brass cased ar ammo for under $300 before Corona. Not sure what Steel case was going for. That*s about $400 more than pre Corona.



    $350 for ak ammo vs. $700 for ar ammo..... $350 more per 1000 for ar ammo. That's a lot for most people.

    If you want to stock up on say..... 5000 rounds because you don*t know where things are going, you are looking at $1750 for ak ammo and $3500 for ar ammo. that*s a heck of a lot of money.

    One of the advantages of ar*s is that they had gotten cheaper. That is currently negated.

    I*ve been telling people to stock up on ar*s and ar ammo for the last couple of years. I think I will be changing my advice for awhile.
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    Default Re: AK vs. AR

    I think it does depend. I go to the range with my AK's and I don't feel all too bad shooting a few mags off. 3 30 round mags today at about 33cpr (when I bought plus deals I've snagged) cost me about $30. Shoot 3 30 round mags of .556 at the range... well, at .85cpr if you're lucky, you're looking at $70-$80 for the same amount of fun. I look at it this way and I'm comfortable with having a larger investment on the rifle than the ammo.

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    It comes down to what you want out of the rifle - ammo is gonna fluctuate all the time, regardless of caliber. You don't buy a gun worrying about the cost per round, you've already found an expensive hobby.
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    Default Re: AK vs. AR

    I wouldn't let a temporary upswing in ammo prices due to panic buying be the deciding factor in what gun I purchase.

    And besides...



    YOU CAN HAVE BOTH!!!
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    Default Re: AK vs. AR

    Wait, you're finding AK's for tree fiddy? You can't even get Mosins on here for that right now lmao.
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    Default Re: AK vs. AR

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Gixxer View Post
    Wait, you're finding AK's for tree fiddy? You can't even get Mosins on here for that right now lmao.
    I thought that's what he said too, but I thinks he meant a case of ammo - not the price of a gun.


    Last time AKs were tree fiddy, Obama was winding up to win his first election.
    I remember it well - I could see the writing on the wall, and each time Dunham's sale paper came out, AKs were up $10 more than the last, and I bought at $350!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Gixxer View Post
    Wait, you're finding AK's for tree fiddy? You can't even get Mosins on here for that right now lmao.
    I made it clearer.
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    Default Re: AK vs. AR

    If your use case is as cut and dry as a rifle to blast rounds, then at this moment AK > AR. The AR still wins when your needs outweigh large quantities of ammo being economic (accessory mounting, suppressor use, optic mounting, weight, whatever).

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    Where is the "why not both?" girl when you need her...

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    I had just been eyeballing this .22lr setup for the AR last nite and ordered it this morning. It's $169.00, it gets good reviews and JoeBob's offers free shipping on all orders over $90.
    https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/CMM...mg-22ba6e1.htm
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