• Machine gun

  • AK-47

58% 7 votes
42% 5 votes
  • I could hit you at a longer range, and despite the heavy frame it is both much more accurate and has a much longer belt. AK is good up close but if you tote it like Al-Quada or a gangster then you'll be pretty screwed.

  • Ma Deuce all the way.

  • well ill go with the browning 50 cal. heavy, but something u can trust, and i hate AK-47's that's like the only gun anybody knows, now we have AK 12's, get with it America.

    Posted by: Phone
  • You need to be more specific than just saying "machine gun" as that term could apply to anything from a type 99 to a vickers. For right now I'll just assume you mean the 50cal in the photo. I choose the AK-47 for its light weight (both the gun and ammo), its simplicity, and because you can shoot it at least somewhat accurately while standing.

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Kreakin says2015-04-21T10:38:18.4378708-05:00
Better for what? Machine gun is better for suppresive fire but not portable, the assault rifle is obviouslyportable but less powerfull and less sustained.
Kreakin says2015-04-21T10:38:56.8465411-05:00
*as portable
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-21T12:46:38.1492517-05:00
Since a scenario wasnt presented ... I can't make a case for weight being bad or good. Overall ballistics and performance would put he M2 over an AK for sure. Its barrel lasts longer. Barrel changes can be performed easily to keep up sustained fire. Everything about it makes it higher quality. It even has a marginally higher rate of fire but is achieved with the use of a substantially larger shell. Its effective range is 4-5x as far. No conventional body armor is designed to stop it. Its effective against vehicles and aircraft. The only bonus I really see is the reload time between an AK and an M2, but ive seen some guys do it pretty damn fast.
komododragon8 says2015-04-21T13:12:32.0908128-05:00
However you also have to think about weight and portability, if im running for my life through some jungle I wouldnt want to have to drag a 50cal plus all its ammunition along with me, theres a very good reason why averyone in a squad isnt equiped with a MG
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-21T13:39:33.4009270-05:00
There is usually 1 per squad though ... Reason being it only takes one to wipe out several squads. The gun itself is better ... So much so that they only need one and they have the rest of the squad carry extra ammo for it. The AK's are just sidearms basically. The goal is to get that MG set up and well fed ... What about the more likely scenario, though, that we are sitting on top of Humvees playing chicken in an urban or suburban environment.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-21T13:40:25.6048659-05:00
By 1 i mean an M249 or something. That would have been a better poll actually ... M249 vs. AK.
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T13:45:33.2879127-05:00
You can run around with an MG now, check out this guy http://picturehoster.info/images/25701971979246762901.jpg
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T13:46:15.0181802-05:00
MG armed squads just got logical, just need some dragon scale body armor now. :D
komododragon8 says2015-04-21T13:47:03.1444887-05:00
The machine gun is better at long range suppressive fire, not building clearing which is where the AK-47 proves itself far superior, plus in our current war on terror building clearing is very important (of course we wouldnt be using AKs we would be using M4s)
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T13:49:05.0748703-05:00
Why clear a house when you can just pepper it with an MG and call it done. :D Sorry, I'm probably sounding like a total arse, but I get what your saying; I'm just thinking that conventional American tactics still aren't enough to fight guerrilla warfare.
komododragon8 says2015-04-21T13:52:47.4689098-05:00
Bushwacker: Your right clearing buildings is for suckers lets just nuke it and go home. :)
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T13:59:55.1032777-05:00
Lol, no, not quite. I'm pro land. XD
komododragon8 says2015-04-21T14:02:28.4264103-05:00
But think of the nature preserves that would come from all the irradiated land.
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T14:05:08.4019186-05:00
Yes, I guess it would be the most secure preserve on earth wouldn't it; and the wildlife would be very exotic. But what about the dirty dust cloud that would hover over for near forever, its quite the unpleasant sight.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-22T15:00:35.8520106-05:00
There are weapons much better suited for building clearing (pistols and smgs). Even shotguns have it beat in that regard. There is more outdoor space than indoor space to hide. I gotta mention other applications too. MG's (specifically the M2) is used in alot of vehicle warfare. Aircraft even use them. Theyre pretty darn versatile. In the past wars where we were fighting primarily with rifles, and the guy that could load the fastest and have the largest ammo capacity, AK's may have had their heyday. Now, based on the more specialized applications of weapons, AK's are just 'master's of none'. They dont shoot the fastest, they dont have the best ammo capacity, they aren't the lightest, their full auto mode climbs like crazy and has horrible recoil, they arent the most accurate, they can't be effective versus as wide a range of targets, etc.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-22T15:04:40.5384567-05:00
For clearing a building i would honestly take some pistol models over an AK hands down. Pistols are fine for that application.
fuzzbuster says2016-06-29T20:43:29.4690435Z
According to the National Firearms Act, an AK-47 is a machinegun.

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