07 Dec 2015

AR-15 vs. AK-47 v.s. Mosin-Nagant

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It isn’t easy making a case in favor of the second (the Japanese Arisaka comes in first) least desirable military rifle from the first half of the last century, but Endo-Mike does a great job here.

AR-15: You can melt it with a magnifying glass.
AK-47: Under a magnifying glass, you can see the ingrained dirt.
Mosin-Nagant: Under a magnifying glass, you can see the soaked-in BLOOD. …

AR15: Built with custom parts, nice trigger, all the bells and whistles $1500+
AK47: Modified with aftermarket and 1,000 rounds of ammo not even $1500
Mosin-Nagant: Stock, with 1,000 rounds maybe $300, meaning you get $1200 to spend on more beer …

AR15: Lots of fancy optics available
AK47: You can bolt some stuff to the side
Mosin-Nagant: Who cares about optics when the barrel is long enough to smack the enemy over the head without even leaving your foxhole. …

AR15: Invented 50 years ago by a consummate engineer
AK47: Invented 60 years ago by wounded tank sergeant
Mosin-Nagant: Invented 117 years ago by two drunks on a budget.

Read the whole thing. It’s long, but funny.

6 Feedbacks on "AR-15 vs. AK-47 v.s. Mosin-Nagant"

T. Shaw

Money: “Mosin-Nagant: Stock, with 1,000 rounds maybe $300, meaning you get $1200 to spend on more beer …”

I have a 1917 .303 Lee Enfield. Haven’t shot it in a long while. It kicks like Hell.

Another M-N positive. If you waste eyesight on TV “Life Below Zero” that little Eskimo woman shoots one, over open sights and seems to connect with a fair degree of regularity. Someone send her an AR and see if it does as well.

FYI, NVA snipers used them during the war. Go ask the infantry what it was like.

Bill Jones

Hard or soft G in Nagant?



Bill Jones

Of course it is…….. Silly to ask.


Oh, that was delicious! And true. I got a Mosin a few years ago. After about three rounds I decided to roll up a towel for my shoulder and the girl on the neighboring farm biked up to ask me to stop shooting – the noise was frightening the horses. And the ammo – 440 rounds for under a hundred dollars. But they didn’t supply an opener for the ammo tin, so I got the honor of opening the can with hammer and chisel, about 1/4 inch from the primers. Darwin Award material.


All three completely obsolete.


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