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I had a box of that ammo...besides the Chinese Carbine...

September 6 2001 at 9:24 AM
Ricardo aka MillRat  (Login MillRatUSMC)
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Response to The 7.62x39mm is a Russian cartridge!


The carbine I had reconditioned by a older man from Poland...but I gave them to a friend sad to say...the 7.62X39mm has a large rim but the bullet is about the same...
7.62X39mm vs 5.56mm made for us being at a disadvantage...I think from Aka about AK 80 to AK 180 the Russkies have gone to a 5.54mm round but they're not selling too much of those...maybe that one reason they went belly-up and lost the "Cold War"...

I still wish that they could invent some kind of weapon system using a round between the 5.56mm and 7.62mm so it could use the better parts of both rounds...and that they would use a 1-7 or 1-8 rifling to keep the accuracy of the 16A2 and some of the M-14 whose rifling was 1-12...if this old mind is thinking straight this A.M in Northwest Indiana...

Semper Fidelis
Ricardo aka The Old Dusty Footer "ALL THE WAY!!!"

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