I need to make a decision here and I'm torn between these two. This will be my go to rifle for everything from HD, SHTF, Zombies, UFOs, Rise of the fourth Reich, etc... I am familiar with the AK and I love the platform. I don't know much about the 5.45 round other than the surplus is cheap right now and supposedly it makes some nasty wounds in soft targets. Here in CT I can't own an AK-47 in 7.62x39mm. The VZ-58 looks like a great rifle and I prefer the 7.62x39mm. Everyone who owns one seems to love it but I have no experience with it. Parts and ammo availability isn't an issue for me. Whatever I choose I will be stocking up on plenty of ammo and mags. The VZ looks to be the better rifle but for the price of one Czechpoint VZ I can purchase an AK-74, ten mags and 4K rounds of 7N6. There is something to be said for that. What would you choose and why?