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Posted: 3/21/2006 10:30:45 AM EDT
Just interested in the mechanics. And if the reports are true that it's more reliable and accurate than the AK's. I like the concept, very brilliant.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:35:03 AM EDT
Yes, have taken one apart.. Neat, but dont think its more reliable.. Inside it uses a gas piston as well as a wheel and cable...

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:52:06 AM EDT
You have to have the rifle inspected by OTIS Elevator Co every five years too!



Sorry............I couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:58:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stottman:
Yes, have taken one apart.. Neat, but dont think its more reliable.. Inside it uses a gas piston as well as a wheel and cable...




Whats the wheel and cable do?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:03:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motorcityman:

Originally Posted By Stottman:
Yes, have taken one apart.. Neat, but dont think its more reliable.. Inside it uses a gas piston as well as a wheel and cable...




Whats the wheel and cable do?




Something for the "positive" recoil....

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:06:39 AM EDT
No way its more reliable. The two round burst sounds awesome, but its a lot more complicated.

world.guns.ru/assault/as08-e.htm

The key improvement of the AN-94 over the AK-74 is the introduction of the 2-rounds burst mode, added to the standard single shots and full auto mode. The two rounds bursts are fired at very high rate of fire, and a trained shooter can make a single hole in the target at 100 meters in this mode. This allows for significant increase in lethality, stopping power and body armour penetration over the single shot mode, with the same "single shot" accuracy. The full auto mode of AN-94 consists of the two stages - first two rounds are fired in the "high rate" fire, and the remaining rounds are fired in low rate of fire, until the trigger is released or the magazine is emptied. In the single shots or the full auto mode, there's no significant advantages over the AK-74. At this point, one can ask "is all this complication of the AN-94 mechanism worth the achieved results"? From my point of view, there's no simple answer. The trained professional warrior can use the 2-rounds burst capability of AN-94 to the great degree of success, but prior to this, a lot of time and resources should be spent to train this professional soldier to use AN-94 effectively. Unlike the more common designs, like the Russian Kalashnikov or American M16 rifles and others, the AN-94 internals are not "user friendly", and it took weeks, if not months, to get used to this rifle, its assembly / disassembly and maintenance procedures. It is also more expensive to made and maintain, than the AK-74. From all this it is obvious why this very interesting rifle hardly will see any widespread service, at least with the Russian Army (which at this moment is conscripted by the large, and on a low budget). On the other hand, some elite units can make a good use for major advantages of the AN-94.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:53:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motorcityman:

Originally Posted By Stottman:
Yes, have taken one apart.. Neat, but dont think its more reliable.. Inside it uses a gas piston as well as a wheel and cable...




Whats the wheel and cable do?



Opens my garage door!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 8:45:22 AM EDT

Anyone ever been hands on with a Nikonov AN-94


Spetsnaz have....
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