7.62×39 vs 5.45×39
So now that you have decided to buy an AK styled rifle which caliber should you purchase?
pros: Same thing the M16 fires, available almost everywhere,
cons: Won’t shoot through a cinder block.
pros: Because this is what the majority of AK’s use, parts and magazines are extremely easy to locate.
cons: Bullet drop over long distances.
pros: Less expensive than 7.62 x 39, because its a smaler round you can carry more rounds in the field, flat trajectory.
pros: The largest round of the bunch. Often used as a sniper round in other weapons.
cons: Drops significantly over long distances. Weight and size of the round mean you can carry fewer in the field. Hi capacity magazine can be difficult to find.