|What types of ammo are used in
|There are 3 diffrent types of ammo
used in Romanian AKs.
Listed below is the three types and a quick explanation.
above pic was created by J.A Freeman, his site is
located in the links section.
7.62*39mm is the orginal AK-47 round. Comparable to the
Winchester 30-30 in power, this round is one of the perfect
blends of power and performance. The advantages of this
round is the very low cost, high muzzle energy, and it
is now domestically manufactured. Disadvantages of this
round is the weight of carrying large amounts of this
ammo type compared to the smaller 5.54*39mm round.
5.45*39mm is the new AK-74 round. This round is based
on the idea that light weight small rounds can perform
as well as the larger bore rifle rounds in combat by
"tumbling" once it hits are target, this round
is so devasting it has the nick name of the "poison
bullet". This advantages of this round are the
low recoil, very high velocity, and level trajectory.
The disadvantages are its cost is a little more then
7.62*39mm and is not domestically manufactured.
5.56*45mm(.223) is a NATO developed round. This round
was never used in an actual military AK except for a few
prototypes developed by Romanian to qualify with NATO
small arms guidelines. The advantages of this round is
the low recoil, low weight, very high velocity, flat trajectory,
and it is domestically manufactured. The disadvantages
is the cost is slightly more then most russian steel cased
rounds and it is not a true ak round.
|Below is a Ballistics
chart so you can get an idea of what each round is capable
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