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To: 45Auto
That seems quite the weapon.
Can't tell friend from foe by gunfire though.
3 posted on 07/28/2003 1:01:20 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver
The interesting thing about this, aside from the really nice gun, is that some of the special ops teams are going back to a .30 cal round for close quarters battle applications, like cave-sweeping. The Russians have gone over to a .22 caliber round in their AK's, actually the 30 Russian case necked down to .223. I have loaded the .30 Russian with Hornady 150 grain (.311 diameter)bullets and fired them in my AR-15 fitted with 30 Russian upper receiver. The 150 grain bullet is a little too heavy for the gun to fire on a regular basis, but definitely has more "hitting" power than the 55 grain .223. The recoil is substantially increased, and this probably would not do the gun any good over time. Using the standard 123 grain rounds, however, the gun performs nicely, except for the 5-round limitation dictated by the magazine well geometry.
8 posted on 07/28/2003 1:11:41 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: grobdriver
Can't tell friend from foe by gunfire though.

Not a problem if ours have suppressors. And sometimes it's an advantage if the reports are the same. For example, when operating behind enemy lines, it's a disadvantage to be ID'd as having the only 5.56 for grid squares around. All the bad guys know just where to go and shoot.

20 posted on 07/28/2003 4:01:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: grobdriver
Can't tell friend from foe by gunfire though.

Does the distinctive sound of the Kalashnikov come from the ammunition it uses, or from its design?

32 posted on 07/28/2003 5:16:50 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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