The SCAR vs. AK-47 platform is a heck of a competition.
The AK-47 is the world’s proven platform. The SCAR is an up-and-comer that’s more versatile and modern.
How do they stack up against each other?
The SCAR platform feeds from the AR-15 design, and is a sleek, modern, fully capable firearm.
The SCAR rifle features an interchangeable barrel, so you can switch from the .308 NATO cartridge, back to 5.56 NATO. You can get long range accuracy and close range effectiveness.
The AK-47 is a tried and true rifle. The 7.62 x 39 cartridge has seen numerous combat environments. The AK-47 was designed to fire in cold weather environments and was given ample space within the chamber so that frost does not prevent the bolt and bolt carrier group from moving back and forth with minimal friction.
The AK-47 is dramatically more affordable than the SCAR platform due to its simpler design. The AK-47 is saturated throughout the world because of its ease-of-use and its low cost to most military and militia groups.
So, which one do you favor?
Stay vigilant, and keep training.