Archived material Access restricted Article

Today's Front Page   View All of Tue 08/21/2018 View Mon 08/20/2018 View Sun 08/19/2018 View Sat 08/18/2018 View Fri 08/17/2018 View Thu 08/16/2018 View Wed 08/15/2018
2018-08-21 Science & Technology
The Russian maker of the AK-47 just unveiled a new AK-308 rifle with a large 7.62mm NATO round
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6487 views ]  Top

#1 Ivan is sticking with the cold war strategy of using Nato supplies when they outrun their own supply lines.
Posted by Mercutio 2018-08-21 09:11||   2018-08-21 09:11|| Front Page Top

#2 An AK with more range, punch and less payload tumbling. What's not to like?
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-21 11:02||   2018-08-21 11:02|| Front Page Top

#3 I thought the whole point of going away from the M-14 was because the 7.62 round was not controllable in full auto. Why would this be different? Someone with more knowledge please correct me.
Posted by Spot 2018-08-21 11:03||   2018-08-21 11:03|| Front Page Top

#4 BAR revisited?
Posted by NoMoreBS 2018-08-21 11:14||   2018-08-21 11:14|| Front Page Top

#5 Battle Rifle vs Assault Rifle. This is the former. Might just be a good weapon given the pedigree of durability in the AK design, and the solid performance of the 7.62 NATO round.
Posted by Boss Spoper5850 2018-08-21 13:44||   2018-08-21 13:44|| Front Page Top

#6 7.62 round was not controllable in full auto

The round is controllable, a wrongly configured weapon is not.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-21 19:17||   2018-08-21 19:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Still if it's as good as an AK-47, such as you can drag it through the mud and dirt, use it as a shovel, and then it still fires like a sewing machine; it's a keeper.
Posted by texhooey 2018-08-21 23:13||   2018-08-21 23:13|| Front Page Top

#8 But I think I'd pass on the folding stock for a .308
Posted by texhooey 2018-08-21 23:15||   2018-08-21 23:15|| Front Page Top

23:15 texhooey
23:13 texhooey
23:07 texhooey
22:59 JohnQC
22:55 JohnQC
22:27 Clese the Limber2446
22:06 gorb
21:58 Clem
21:02 trailing wife
20:52 ruprecht
20:36 Rob Crawford
20:29 trailing wife
20:28 mossomo
20:09 mossomo
20:01 Clem
19:58 Procopius2k
19:44 Airandee
19:22 Skidmark
19:17 Skidmark
19:12 Skidmark
19:10 Skidmark
19:00 Ebbavirt Clunk4147
18:52 mossomo
18:35 JohnQC

Search WWW Search