AR-15 And AK-47 Pie Chart Breaks Down Time Spent

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diannefeinstenvevo June 19, 2014 at 04:34 am

“hungarian bullshit” shiggidy diggidy

Quint Young June 19, 2014 at 08:03 am

I thought FEG AKs where considered to be of the best quality.

diannefeinsteinvevo June 24, 2014 at 02:42 am

because they are.

spraynpray June 19, 2014 at 06:02 am

The AK segment doesn’t have a section about watching Red Dawn (1984), clearly this must be in error.

T June 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Or clearing your house room by room when nobody else is home with that AR…

Professor Hale June 19, 2014 at 08:08 am

Just because people with OCD buy AR-15’s does not mean the AR-15 NEEDs that much attention. My after-range routine is about 8 minutes.

derpmaster June 19, 2014 at 09:14 am

Mine is probably about 10 minutes. I have four cleaning tools (rod, star chamber brush, patches, bore brush). My rifle has never malfunctioned since I bought PMAGs (all prior failures were due to shitty USGI mags). All I use is Hoppes 9, Mobil 1 5w-30, and copper solvent (once a year). I only clean it after it’s seen 400 rounds of use or so. I just wipe off any external crud and throw some oil on the bolt carrier and it’s good to go. It shoots sub-MOA with handloads, too.

People seriously over think the maintenance that needs to go into AR15s. It’s a robust and reliable design, yet for some reason people treat it like it’s made of glass and requires constant maintenance with 12 types of special $10/oz snake oil.

J- June 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Dawn dish detergent, hot water, a .22 bore brush, 20 gauge bore brush (a lot easier to find at Wal-Mart than an AR chamber brush), a copper bristle brush, and paper towels. Takes 10 minutes, wash, rise, dry, oil, done. Every few range trips I will use some foaming bore cleaner to remove any copper before soaping her down. I own several AR’s, have done this for years, never had any problem. There is no need for dental picks and $14/bottle solvents.

Scott June 19, 2014 at 09:52 am

A piston upper will change your life for the better.

Mike June 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I routinely fire hundreds of rounds through my BCM Midlength AR without any cleaning and have yet to have a malfunction with it. A couple of drops of your lube of choice in the bolt cam pin slot and it will run indefinitely. Can’t speak for the reliability of the AK, but I would rather have my BCM than an AK any day.

TheBear June 19, 2014 at 01:15 pm


As long as you run it wet it will still run.

As for dirt and other bullshit, that’s what the dust cover is for.

hydepark June 19, 2014 at 02:30 pm

You should try out a Bulgarian Arsenal or a Russian Vepr sometime. Both are the Cadillacs of AK’s. Out of all the AR’s and AK’s I’ve owned, I find AK’s to be far and above more reliable. Norinco, Arsenal, Vepr. Not a single malfunction between the lot of them for years and thousands of rounds. Can’t say the same for my Spike’s, Colt, or S&W.

mandaloin June 20, 2014 at 12:49 am

Funny, I own a Daniel AR and out of about 4000 rounds haven’t had a single malfunction. Right now I’m 700 rounds without cleaning or lube and I shoot exclusively crap ammo like Wolf in the AZ desert. My buddy owns a Norinco MAK 90 and that’s jammed on me twice.

hydepark June 20, 2014 at 12:57 am

A DD is definitely on my wish list. Awesome stuff for sure. My friend has an LWRC he paid through the nose for and it’s been nothing but trouble. Gas key bolts weren’t even staked. One of them sheared off on a range trip and I told him if he wanted to keep shooting it he could do so as long as it was far away from me. LWRC was kind enough to SELL him replacement bolts. Every company throws out the occasional lemon I’m sure.

Yeah June 19, 2014 at 01:40 pm

Why can’t the designer hit anything with an AK? Or figure out the sights? They’re so easy, children can and do use them.

lolinski June 19, 2014 at 02:00 pm

Common problem with weakling imperialist. They simply aren’t guided by Spirit of Mother Russia. Is like riding horse without saddle, works, but is painful.

jim bob June 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm

In Russia AK clean you.

ballisticsbill June 24, 2014 at 06:38 am

Wow whoever put this together has obviously never had a quality AK in his hands. The mis-conceptions run wild and free in his mind. My Vepr 545 will outshoot most off shelf Ar’s. Last weekend for shizz and gigs we did some accuracy testing at 100yds and the vepr posted a 1.25 moa and a 1.45 moa. Also my bulgarian SA-M 7 will get nearly that in a 762×39 cartridge. As far as the sights problem goes the writer must be a complete moron. A four year old Bosnian child can hit a grapefruit with irons at 300yds but he cant figure them out. Pretty Sad…I would take any of my Ak’s over my DDm4 V7 LW anyday and thats one of the best AR’s doing it. Obviously talking out his ass with little trigger time on a real AK.

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