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2010-08-15 Afghanistan
Army to use 'Dirty Harry' bullet against the Taliban
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Posted by tipper 2010-08-15 15:37|| || Front Page|| [31 views ]  Top

#1 I wonder if the Taliban feel lucky?
Posted by DMFD 2010-08-15 16:36||   2010-08-15 16:36|| Front Page Top

#2 The AK-47 may be able to propel a round 600 yards with dangerous velocity but most such rifles and/or shooters are not able to do so with dangerous accuracy - though sometimes they get 'lucky.'
Posted by Glenmore 2010-08-15 18:10||   2010-08-15 18:10|| Front Page Top

#3 Dump enough rounds,
fast enough,
you don't need luck.

a haiku
Posted by Skidmark 2010-08-15 19:09||   2010-08-15 19:09|| Front Page Top

#4 The SA80 has had a miserable life from conception to now .. Uk forces should never have decommisioned the 'right hand of freedom'

oldies will know what I mean
Posted by Harcourt 1 2010-08-15 20:30||   2010-08-15 20:30|| Front Page Top

#5 They're just thinking of this now?
Posted by Goober Goobelopolous 2010-08-15 23:05||   2010-08-15 23:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Dump enough rounds,

True enough, Skid - which is why we switched to th little 5.56 - lots more rounds can be carried than the old .30-'06.
Posted by Glenmore 2010-08-15 23:12||   2010-08-15 23:12|| Front Page Top

#7 I still say they should be using M14's over there.
Posted by crosspatch 2010-08-15 23:25||   2010-08-15 23:25|| Front Page Top

#8 "AK-47 rifles to hit British forces at a range of 600 yards"

Are they superman? 7.62x39 is crap past 300m. It simply doesn't have the velocity that a 7.62x51 (NATO) does. Its a matter of physics, you simply cannot get enough powder into that cartridge, and the barrel isnt long enough to add that kind of accuracy.

That's why the 7.62x54 (Dragunov) is out there.

I call BS on the article. 600 yards for 7.62x39 is horse crap
Posted by OldSpook 2010-08-15 23:59||   2010-08-15 23:59|| Front Page Top

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