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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/11/2001 3:27:52 PM EDT
I was browsing in Jane's Infantry Weapons 2002 today and noticed that the effective range for the Russian AN-94 (assault rifle with 1,800 rds per minute for first two rounds capability) is listed as follows: Iron sights: 700 meters Optical signts: 1,000 meters Is the 5.45x39 cartridge that accurate or is someone being a bit optimistic??
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 3:32:58 PM EDT
The AN-94 have some weird kind of iron site I think, and those russian bastards have good eyes.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 4:57:22 PM EDT
It would have to group a heck of a lot better than an AK or SKS to be "effective" at 700 meters. This claim is bunk until an American shooter duplicates this performance over here.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 5:08:05 PM EDT
One of the gun mags just had a article on the AN-94, Combat Arms I think, Its still on the shelf.Really different rifle ! The effective range of the M16A2 5.56 is only 800M .
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 5:35:03 PM EDT
my understanding of "effective range" is that it has nothing to do with range or accuracy but with lethality. The 5.56mm for instance will tumble and fracture at less than 150-200 meters depending on the round because of its energy at that range. Beyond that they will penetrate but do not have sufficient energy to do as noted above. The 5.45x39 has a small airspace in the tip of the round which would, I expect, increase its effective range. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 5:43:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 5:54:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2001 6:59:14 PM EDT by Sodie]
From everything that I've seen or read about the AN-94 demonstrates that it's not necessarily better because of the ammo, but because of it's inovative new loading and cycling design. The video demo that I saw on the History Channel showed a guy letting loose in full auto. The rifle did not even move. The barrel just "reciprocated" back and forth. The AN uses a unique combo gas/recoil system where the whole barrel absorbs part of the force moving rearward cycling the next round. The unique AN muzzle brake removes whatever residual recoil is left over. The cyclic rate of the AN-94 can be adjusted too. 750-800 rpm to 1200+ rpm. The beauty of the design is that a round is loaded at the same time one is ejected. So in one cycle, you get two shots. As for the wierd sights, I've never tried it but it reminds me a little of the HK sight. It is star shaped, and you turn it like the HK tube sight to change the elevation. I heard that it is not cheap like the AK. The Russians can't find anyone that can afford it. If only the US gov would pull their heads out of their ass, they would find a huge market here. I don't like AK's one bit but I would buy an AN-94 in a micro-second. "meant to write AN m-brake"
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