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To: Rinnwald

AK74 is 22 cal, the 5.45x39 round it uses is similar performing to our 22 cal 5.56 round used in AR15 and similar popular sporting/defense rifles


6 posted on 07/26/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (voting for romney, would much rather have Sarah Palin)
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To: Jeff Vader

While technically in the .22 caliber center fire rifle family, the .223 Remington (5.56mm) is almost never refered to as a “.22”. That is reserved for the rimfire family of rounds (.22LR and .22 mag).

The Russian 5.45mm round is just called that, and makes up a miniscule proportion of AK’s in this country. Mostly because the ammo is limited to surplus.

I agree with the basic premise of this story, I just think they should keep their facts straight. It’d be like me calling the 1911 a 9mm handgun. Possible, but not typical.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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