Is AK 74 better than ak47?
Cartridge. The AK-74's 5.45x39mm cartridge makes it a more reliable and accurate rifle when compared with the AK-47 and its 7.62x39mm cartridge.
Is the AK 74 a good rifle?
In short, the 7.62x39mm has shown to be an excellent caliber/round for both field use and urban areas. It is much more powerful than the 5.45x39mm (50% higher power) and there is more practical use in real combat. Hence experienced fighters prefer the AK-47, providing more bang for the buck. Literally.
What does an AK 74 shoot?
The AK-74 is a gas operated, selective fire weapon. Design of this weapon is similar to that of the previous AKM. Even 53% of the parts are interchangeable. It is chambered for the 5.45×39 mm small-caliber, high velocity round, that has a slim and relatively long bullet.
What ammo does an AK 74 use?
The AK-74M was also the basis for the new Russian AK-100 family of Kalashnikov firearms: the AK-101 assault rifle and AK-102 carbine (both chambered for the NATO-standard 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge), AK-103 assault rifle and AK-104 carbine (both chambered for the 7.62×39mm round) and the 5.45×39mm AK-105 carbine.