I'm a .308/.30-06 guy, so I won't enter the AR/AK bashing game. However, I have to post my two cents worth about the MAK-90, it's a doggone good gun!!! Norinco went and fixed the problems encountered with their first wave of AK47 sporter clones, the ones that cannot keep a round on the paper (full target paper, not those little scope targets) at 100 yards when they decided to sell the MAK-90 on the US market. The gross improvement in performance makes me wonder if they also extended their fixes to the newer made AK-47s? If they did, that is not good (for our side). Otherwise, that fat pistol grip stock is awful, and the odor of the fresh wood was enough to gag a maggot, but all that can be remedied by a new synthetic stock.