GUN does caliber = firepower? what is the caliber bullets of an AK, AR ?

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  1. Pineapple Devil

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    usally the bigger the bullet the greater the firepower.

    common calibers for an AK47 is 5.45x39 and for an AR15 is a .223/5.56
    some AK and AR can be chambered for different rounds.
     
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    AK47 is 7.62x39



    Dont know what you mean by firepower, but caliber is not the only or even the major difference between different rounds.

    Amount of powder, shape of bullet, barrel length,



    Easy example. There are three common pistol rounds that use a .45 cal bullet. The 45 ACP, 45 GAP, and the 45 Long Colt. There are major difference in speed, power and range of these bullets.
     
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    Both can come in several different calibers.

    Ak-47:
    7.62x39mm is the original standard
    7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester)
    5.45x39mm
    occasionally you can find one chamered in 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

    AR-15:
    5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Standard
    .204 Ruger
    .243 Winchester
    .260 Remington
    .300 SAUM
    7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester)
    7.62x39mm
    almost forgot 6.8 Remington SPC
     
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    lol @ "firepower"
     
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    Theres probably close to as many 5.56 AK's in the world as there are 5.45 most for WP countries who entered NATO adoped 5.56 AK's. For the ak you also got 7 .62x54r, 8mm mauser, 410, 20 guage, 12 gauge, .458 SOCOM. But yeah 7.62x39 is the most widespread worldwide and in the U.S.
     
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    20 and 12 gauge, really? I never knew that.
     
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    By 7.62x54 you mean the Romak right? I would love to get a semi-auto in that caliber but all I know of is the Druganov (also the Romak and Yugo version) and the Tokarev and PKM, am I missing any?
     
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    yeah PSL and the yugo M90 I think it is. Both of which are basically AK's with Drag furniture, not true Dragunov's. Yeah those pretty much cover the available x54r semi auto rifles parts kits are also available for a Czech x54r beltfed, no recievers though, theres a couple others but you wont be getting them in the U.S. If you want a semi auto the romak is the cheapest one you can get.
     
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    Ok, someone told me the PSL was basically a super sized AK made to work like the Dagunov, wasnt sure about the Yugo. I have been looking for a PKM receiver too, doesnt look like anyone makes them despite there being parts kits around. I figure if I do decide to spend the money on a semi auto 7.62r it would probably be for a Tokarev instead of a Romak.
     
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    Yeah the romy and yugo are ak's chambered in x54r the Dragunov has a different operating system. Tok's are nice I wanna pick one up eventually just dont see them around to often and usually priced high. So far for the PKM only 80% recievers available hopfully 100% ones will be around sometime soon.
     

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