Which is better AK-47 or M16?

Which is better AK-47 or M16?

The M16 had a higher rate of fire, 700-950 rpm compared to the 600 rpm of the AK-47, and most shooters — including those that have used the weapons in combat — have tended to agree that the M16 is the more accurate. A trade-off is that the accuracy and range don’t equate to penetration.

What caliber was the M16 in Vietnam?

In 1964, the M16 entered US military service and the following year was deployed for jungle warfare operations during the Vietnam War. In 1969, the M16A1 replaced the M14 rifle to become the US military’s standard service rifle….M16 rifle.

Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16
Designed 1959

Is AR-15 better than M16?

The AR-15 is basically the civilian counterpart to the M16. The AR-15 came first, in 1947; the M16 a decade later. They have the same magazine capacity: 30 rounds. The former is heavier, with a shorter range and slower rate of fire, but these are subtle differences.

What’s better AK or AR?

The AR-15, with its tighter tolerances, is undeniably a more accurate weapon than the AK. A competent marksman is going to hit the bull’s eye every time. The AR boasts an effective range of about 600 yards, and it’s the best rifle in terms of accuracy.

How much did a M16 cost during the Vietnam War?

Comparison of the AK-47 and M16

M16 (top) and AK-47 (bottom) assault rifles
Firearm AK-47
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Numbers made ~100 million AK-47 type rifles
Government price (USD), as of 2011 $150 to $160 per unit for a new AK-103

Did the Viet Cong use m16s?

The Vietnam War saw the latest small arms in action alongside firearms that had served since World War I. The conflict also witnessed the first widespread use of modern selective-fire rifles (sometimes called assault rifles), particularly the AK-47 and the M16.

What is an A4 AR-15?

Colt’s AR-15A4 Rifle Is the Real Deal The full-sized A4 rifle still has a lot of life left in it. The A4 rifle has several advantages over the M4 carbines. First, its 20-inch barrel length allows the 5.56mm cartridge to develop its full 3,200 feet per second maximum velocity. This also maximizes its effective range.

What gun does Tony Montana use?

Montana (Al Pacino) graciously introducing his compadre — a custom-made M203 grenade launcher replica attached to a Colt AR-15 assault rifle — to Alejandro Sosa’s thugs during the climactic firefight in Brian De Palma’s Scarface landed at No. 33 on THR’s list of Hollywood’s Favorite Movie Quotes.

What does the 15 in AR-15 stand for?

ArmaLite rifle
The AR in “AR-15” rifle stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in. the 1950s. “AR” does NOT stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.”

How often should a rifle be cleaned?

Depending on your gun, that could happen every ten shots or every hundred shots. If you want to be on the safe side, clean your rifle after every trip to the range, assuming that you shoot a couple dozen rounds.

Was the M16 a good rifle in Vietnam?

The M16/M4 And AR-15 Today It’s been 50 years since the problems with the M16 were fixed, but the rifle still suffers from a legacy that it never deserved. The M16 did not fail in Vietnam. On the contrary, even with its problems, it was in every possible way a vastly superior rifle to the M14.

What is the difference between an M16 and an M4?

One of the biggest differences between the M4 and the M16A4 is the barrel length: 14.5 inches versus 20 inches, respectively. The M16A4’s longer barrel allowed for a higher muzzle velocity and a longer effective range; conversely the shorter M4 barrel limited its performance in both categories.

What’s the difference between an M16 and an AR-15?