AK-47 - taming the beast

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AK-47 - taming the beast

I first dabbled with this gun way way back before prestige 1 and after about 100 kills I decided it just wasn't working for me.  Cut to the present and 10 prestiges later it's the only AR that I haven't used all the way to max proficiency so I picked it up again and decided I'd go through what I thought would be a grind to max it out.  So I start using it again and I've discovered it's one of the most delightfully satisfying guns ever.  Sure it's got more kick than a Van Damme movie, even with the proficiency on, but whack a silencer on there and fire in controlled bursts and it just seems to drop people over and over.  It really feels proper manly, like sawing something in half, or finding your destination without asking for directions or looking at a map, or opening a jar for a lady. 

What do you guys think of the AK and what, if any, other guns did you maybe dislike at first but come back to later and find were actually freakin' awesome?

WKMMS
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

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Tried using it last night and all it fired was rubber bullets.

theped26
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

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That does happen to me with all the guns... though more like shooting marshmallows than rubber bullets (at least the rubber bullets might do SOME damage).  Sounds like you are the victim of the dis-lag-vantage.  Do you find you get host a lot?

WKMMS
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

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really? i find when shooting thru 2 people its like theres only 1 person it penetrates to well. on hardcore its 2 shot kill at distance so recoil dont matter one of my first AR gold guns

TheCampingRushe
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I've a pretty good connection, so I get host a fair amount of time. Sometimes it's actually not as bad as others.  I think if you're hosting a game where everyone has a really good quality connection then the lag compensation doesn't b*tch slap you so much.  Some days though I could have the Barrett in my hands, shoot someone square in the chest and the bullet seems to pass through them.

I know what you mean about the bullet penetration.  I got a 7 man feed while capping B on Arkaden... they all just came rushing pretty much in a straight line through the hole in the wall by the stairs.  However, I think that works with a lot of the guns, mostly because you cannot shoot someone through a team-mate

WKMMS
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

in reply to WKMMS

I picked the ak silenced up off the ground in a drop zone game, and went on a tear with it... haven't used it since around late novemer, early december. Made a class for it. Also, the ump45 I've recently re-discovered is an amazing gun with silencer and range.

Hardhat94
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I never met an SMG that I didn't like.  I love the UMP with rapid fire.  I think it has really nice stock range so I like to use focus just to make sure I stay on target in a 1v1 situation.  I don't worry about using the silencer because I tend to be highly mobile with it so don't worry too much about showing  Honestly though, there are very few guns in this game that I would say I don't like.  Pick the right setup up and tactics and any gun in this game can be beastly.  Some guns like the PP90 are just awesome without any attachments, and you can pretty much go on a tear with them without thinking too hard about it, but some just need a couple of tweeks and some thought in how you use them to be just as deadly

WKMMS
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

in reply to WKMMS

I agree completely, although I've yet to give any lmg a fair run. Ump45 silenced and range is essentially mw2 stopping power Ump45 silenced. Off the radar, and increased effective range, basically adding more power at mid range gun fights.

Hardhat94
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

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I used to use the range/silencer set up on my melee class.  Would have extreme conditioning and dead silence and then run around the map stabbing people with my tac knife, unless I saw someone a bit too far to chase after and I'd shoot them in the back with it... good times

WKMMS
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Re: AK-47 - taming the beast

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i love the ak its a mans gun for sure , its got good irons im a iron sight man and it just chatters away with its mad recoil ak47 and rpg all the way .

insaine
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