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.
posted on 07/28/2003 1:11:41 PM PDT
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I saw that new russian round on a Hist Chl or something show. sounds like it has pretty nasty 'pinball' effect.
posted on 07/28/2003 4:24:46 PM PDT
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