This is not a thread of which is a better gun as each has it's plus's and minuses and it usually boils down to people's personal preferences and mission requirements. I know this is an m14 forum so one would think the outcome would be in favor of the M14. I have owned various versions of all three designs and like all three in deferent ways. Me personally if shtf I would most likely chose my arsenal Ak in an urban situation do to it's ruggedness and barrier penetrating capabilities. The ar is lighter but requires more maintanence to keep running and the m14 being a tad long and heavy for urban situations unless you could form some type of militia and use the 14 in dmr role for this survey if you were on your own with limited supplies and backup what would be the rifle of choice for you?