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Posted: 6/15/2003 12:16:41 PM EDT
See the latest Shotgun News. The Russians have been developing a rifle to replace the AK.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 12:21:13 PM EDT
Is this a totally new design, or does it incorporate the AK proven system?
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 12:27:35 PM EDT
According to the article, it is a new design. The new design is supposed to be more manageable in full auto than the AK-47/AK-74
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 1:01:18 PM EDT
I don't have the issue, but if they're talking about the Abakan AN-94, it's about 10 years old, has a different system that incorporates pulleys to reduce recoil and deliver 2 bullets before recoil is even felt to the same impact point, and hasn't been implemented due to financial restrictions on the part of the Russians...they just can't afford the switch. Let me know if it's not this rifle.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 1:30:13 PM EDT
The much speculated about Abakan...... who knows? Is it better than the AK? In tests yes, in action, well who knows?
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 1:40:39 PM EDT
[url=http://aster.iespana.es/aster/Library/an94abacan/abakan.jpg]Akaban AN94[/url]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 4:12:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2003 5:08:47 PM EDT by marvl]
When are the Rooski's gonna learn how to design a sexy buttstock and pistol grip? [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 4:44:17 PM EDT
[img]http://aster.iespana.es/aster/Library/an94abacan/abakan.jpg[/img] That thing hit ever branch of the ungly tree.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 4:54:03 PM EDT
It was featured near the end of a show about Russian small arms development on the History channel I saw about 5 months ago. It could have been a rerun. It looked pretty smooth as far as recoil/action. Don't know much else than what they talked about on the show.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 6:42:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2003 6:44:53 PM EDT by Mordwyn]
I saw the same show C-4 saw. This is a realy fantastic design. There appears to be virtualy no felt recoil as the barrel, chamber amd reciever moves to the rear inside the stock in a manner similar to the recoil dampening system of an artilery piece. What the French 75 did for field artillery, this rifle might do for small arms.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:00:48 PM EDT
oog. [:X*]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:06:18 PM EDT
Old news...and they cant afford them... You'll be seeing 74s for MANY more years.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:07:45 PM EDT
Man, that picture gave me the jitters. That thing is f'ugly![puke]
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:09:06 PM EDT
The HK G11 had the real idea. Contain the recoil through a series of 3 round bursts, then let it up after the last round of the burst. Very effective, even if the concept of caseless ammo wasn't adopted.
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Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:52:44 PM EDT
Interesting article on the AN-94 and its developer [url=http://club.guns.ru/eng/abakan.html]here[/url].
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 9:33:06 PM EDT
Have you noticed that weapons from different countries have a distinct 'look' to them? That is definetly a russian rifle, lol. What we need is a revical of the G-11 and caseless ammo, the greatest idea to get droped since NASA cancled NERVA in the 1970s.
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