there are plenty of videos proving that an AK74 is right on par with an AR15.
Ah with ammunition types u are right there are a billion different .223/5.56 rounds, but I'm talking average plinking round out of either rifle is just as accurate, the whole poison bullet thing was propaganda back then it does the same thing a 5.56 does on impact really, I just didn't want him to fall for the whole AKs are inaccurate crap and AR15s are tack driving sniper rifles thing, it isn't that extreme of a difference if you compare then proper AK and AR platforms. But as for selection in ammunition I rarely think about that myself, a soft/hollow point for hunting and a FMJ for plinking is all u need in my book.
I agree with you with most but with all due respect all youtubers in the world cannot even begin to prove that the 5.45 comes anywhere close to the possibilities of the 5.56 NATO casing.
I find any experiments totally subjective and w/o any scientific and mathematical foundation. All that "poison bullet" mythology are the stories that transpired from the Russian - Afgan war where the military transitioned from a totally ineffective heavy FMJ to the hollow cavity design.
The concept was not new, British engineers already had 303 british with the aluminum tip way before WWIII.
The 5.56 has not been a sleep since Vietnam and the days from the original 55gr bullet and the M193 are already very far away.
...just please go to Hornady alone if you want and pickup 3 different type of loads, like:
- Varmint and/or Hunting
- Long range
Now go to the 5.45 department in any manufacturer/s you want and do the same and lets compare the external and terminal ballistics.
I know this is against common believe in some enthusiast circles but we can show you the huge margin of superiority of the 5.56 NATO and .223 offerings.
I will open another thread for this. I want anyone to show me please WITH FACTS how the 5.45 is anywhere close to the 5.56 or even superior as someone so enthusiastically claim.
IMO the eastern block had a great baseline for a light 6mm, 6.5 and even 7mm round but they totally missed the boat. .... PPC, grendel... rings a bell?
Me personally have never felt that way, as far as I am concerned (and I may get alot of crap for this from other guys) 5.45x39 for all intents and purposes is the Russian 5.56x45, I do not consider it better or worse, they are equal, if u need penetration, get 7.62x39 or 7.62x51.you have your reasons and I appreciate that one considers the 5.45 for close quarters/ urban combat and some limited range but what really bothers me a lot I see very knowledgeable people trashing the 5.56 due the lack of penetration capabilities with imtermediate/hard barriers (that I agree it has been the biggest culcript) but they do not mention anything how the poistion bullet does in this scenario. Does anyone thinkt he poison bullet is somehow magical that with their collapsible point does any better job in hose scenarios. nothing, nada, you do not hear a thing about that because it is more convenient to avoid that conversation.
Cheap? yes. Better? .... well lets first ask the chinese why they created a totally new round for the future? Why not the super-duper poison bullet?