The AK-74 is the replacement for the AKM and its successor as on wikipedia. It also uses a different cartridge and has a lower recoil and a higher muzzle velocity. I don't get why do people insist that the AKM is a better option than the AK-74 then. Since arma is a milsim, what's good in real life should be good in arma too, right?
In Dayz, the AKM kills zeds in 1 shot to the body while the AK-74 takes 2 shots to the body to kill it. Is that how rocket wanted to balance the game or it's just arma accounting for the larger cartridge the AKM fires?
I also read in the ACE mod changelog that vanilla arma doesn't account for the rifling of the barrels, would this affect the AK-74 against the AKM somehow?
How do I truly find out which rifle is better than the other in arma?