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AK-47 Rifle Vs. M-16 Part 1 and 2/3

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A
fascinating documentary
about the world's premier assault rifles of the Vietnam war era. Shows
interviews with Russian and US weapons experts, and soldier's accounts of their
experience of the M-16 in combat. Technical data and range tests
show each weapon's strengths and weaknesses on the battlefield. And a unique interview with the late Eugene Stoner and Mikhail Kalshnikov.Since 1965, about 8
million M-16/M4 rifles have been manufactured world-wide. The only two
countries who still use it as their standard service rifle today are the USA and
Canada (where it is known as the C7 and C8. Canada
manufactures the weapon under license.)



Since it has been
manufactured by dozens of countries since it's introduction in the laste
1940's, no one will ever really know just how many AK-47's have been manufactured. Estimates
of the number of AK's manufactured vary from 50 to 100 million - making the AK by far the most prolific weapon
ever made.



The AK-47 and its
later variant, the AK-74 (which fires a 5.45 caliber round) -and the far more
common sheet-metal receiver variant, the AKM - have been manufactured by 27
nations around the world, including Russia, China, all of the former Warsaw
pact nations, Ethiopia, Phillipines, Nigeria, and even Israel (as the Galil).





More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_the_AK-47_and_M16

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Added: Jun-17-2012 Occurred On: Jan-1-1965
By: Fine_Just_Fine
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Tags: ak47, M16, assault rifles, war
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  • G3a3

    can we get a compare video of a modern day m16/m4 variant to an AK variant.

    The m16 was made in a buttload of places as well. Some countries even made both.

    The gen1 m16 was a pile of shit. The 2 guns were also made 16 years a part. I'm sure the first AKs had issues.

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  • I love the part at 0:49 where he is talking about carrying light .223 ammo, but the picture is a guy with linked 30-06 over his shoulder.

    Nice job Discovery Channel.

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  • Two cotton balls and a roll of duct tape is all I need.

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  • SCAR 17

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  • AK...old reliable.

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  • Either the M-14 or the Hk G3A3. True battle rifles firing a more powerful 7.62×51mm NATO round.

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  • Any armory without both these rifles isn't complete.

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  • dragunov

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  • to war

    a p90 on my side and a AEK-971 7.62 on my back


    with adds on ! ;)

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  • part 3 appears to be missing

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  • That colonel was not only an idiot but a liar too. You could see it when he told the lie about his dad in vietnam. This douche never saw combat and never will so all he has is living through those who actually did.

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  • Steyr AUG
    And a sawed off shotgun :)

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  • The C7 is used in Denmark as the Gv M/95 and in the Netherlands as well in 5 of their infantry/ airborne/recon/marine units.

    As for the poll?

    M-14 or any variant there of, baby.

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  • Something with an AK action, a slightly better barrel and sights for range and accuracy. Dragunov SVD variant?

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  • Love my AR and my AK, but my AR is my favorite!

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  • Steyr is a better gun for sure but just see the cost!
    I choose M4.

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  • LOL guy uses a used condom to wrap up the barrel.

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  • Piston driven AR platform. Ive owned both AR and AK. The AK is a tractor. Its made for farmers and abuse, but you sacrifice accurancy and distance.

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    • @xfer42 AK74 has nearly the same accuracy as M4 and farther lethal distance.

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    • @CroakerR My wife is from NL. She hates guns and has set a limit for the amount of guns I can have in the house (which is 8 btw). Only the lower frame of the AR is considered a firearm, so the multiple uppers (barrel, sight and action) are spare parts. This allows me to have as many AR configurations without technically bringing more firearms into the house. So my choice in the AR is based on my house rules :)

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  • I stopped watching as soon as they mentioned food. Thats why a Russian soldier can survive on a dry piece of bread and water for months and Americans bitch about getting an MRE without their favourite dessert.

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  • Austrian Steyr

    because its the only Weapon ive ever shot with at the Army.

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  • i'd take the m16 any day to a rusty russian wooden ak

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  • Faster does not mean more accurate.
    Faster means flatter trajectory.
    If you are well trained with your firearm, you know exactly how to compensate for trajectory at range and will hit your target just fine.

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    • @Scrubby001 Ballistic coefficient is still a big factor though.
      The 7.62x39mm bullet is poor in that regard. Therefore inherently inaccurate.

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    • @castanza128
      But not due to it's speed (or lack thereof).
      In fact, once a projectile becomes supersonic, it loses some accuracy due to the sonic boom imparting some turbulence. Faster is not necessarily better.
      If I understand correctly, the 7.62x39 has some issue with wobble because the center of mass is located rather far back. I will have do dig up the article I read on it...

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    • @Scrubby001 A spear will fly straight. Because it is narrow and long. Good sectional density for flight.
      A football, on the other hand, will only fly straight if you throw a "spiral." (spin it when you throw)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_coefficient
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_ballistics#Stabilizing_non-spherical_projectiles_during_flight

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    • @castanza128

      Ballistic coefficient and sectional density only determine the efficiency with which the bullet travels through air; not it's accuracy.

      Your second article, stabilizing non-spherical projectiles during flight, hits the nail on the head. I believe the 7.62 round has a larger CP to CG discrepancy than the 223. Regardless of speed or ballistic coefficient, it is this tumbling effect that causes loss of accuracy.

      In fact, the wobble caused by the CP:CG would work to reduce the bal More..

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    • @Scrubby001 it's funny how in the entire video they never mentioned about the directional stability of the m16 (well, the lack of it). all their tests and simulations were done in the lab, but they somehow forgot to mention that even when the m16 didn't jam and was firing, in the jungle environment a lot of the bullets never hit their targets (and not for the lack of aiming from the soldiers). The reason was that while faster and more accurate at longer range, the M16's round was prone to loose More..

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  • Gimme that HK 416.. Use it all the time in Arma 2 ACE Mod hahaha

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