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/AKM/ - Guns, weapons and the art of war.

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 No.279

Got any questions about guns, equipment or combat? Have some knowledge you can share? Ask and answer away

 No.280

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why are AKs so beautiful?

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 No.282

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>>280
Because they were made with love <3

 No.283

what rifle is he holding at 0:23

 No.284

>>283
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30 sniper variant

 No.285

>assault rifle
>battle rifle
>sniper rifle
>designated marksman rifle
>standard-issue rifle
What's up with that?

 No.286

>>285
>>assault rifle
Just a description for a select-fire rifle in an intermediate caliber.
>battle rifle
Same, but no select-fire required only semi-auto operation, but most have full-auto capabilities. This rifle is had in a full-size caliber. The NGSW is supposed to be one of these.
>sniper rifle
Any rifle belonging to the sniper section and designed for taking targets at a distance. Some of them are semi-auto like the M110, but most are bolt-actions like the M24 and the M2010. You can even have anti-materiel rifles like the Barret, even though it's technically less precise than the M110. Seriously, shit's like a 3MOA rifle.
>designated marksman rifle
Another accurized rifle. The EBR was the big thing a while back, but most of the time is just the accurized version of the regular rifle. This is a squad-level weapon. You don't need a section like a sniper section for it, and it is an individual weapon system. It is not worked in teams like the sniper rifles.
>standard-issue rifle
Whatever it is that you choose to make the standard. That could be a Mosin-Nagant, or it could be a G36. It depends.

 No.288

>>280
The simplicity, consistent positioning and the wooden aesthetic.

 No.289

>>280
I think they're ugly as fuck.

 No.292

>>289
let me guess: you like aluminum/polymer modularshit and are also american

 No.298

>>292
No. I like steel and wood, but the AK is an ugly bitch. My go to rifle is, obviously, what works best, though, and that's muh aluminum/polymer modularshit. My current favorite rifle is a CZ 500fs, which is now discontinued. By the way, AKs have had polymer on them since before you were born, so there's that too.

 No.300

>>298
im getting a tikka t3x as soon as i can

 No.308

I've always ignored military history when learning about history but now i feel like its necessary to begin to understand how weaponry actually works and how military tactics work these days.
Where should i begin?

 No.310

>>279
Tldr on how different assault rifles work?
From your picture, i can see that the AK47 uses springs for the recoil. How do other rifles do it? What are the main rifle types?

 No.312

>>310
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas-operated_reloading
this is p much the basic design behind most auto/semi-auto rifles, especially any well-known "assault rifle"

 No.313

>>312
as for manual actions, most modern rifles just use bolt action
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolt_action
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotating_bolt

 No.326

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>>282
Can confirm. Held picrel for the first time today, and mother of god, what an absolute marvel of human engineering.

 No.327

>>288
they look even better with all metal

 No.328

>>327
It's polymer

 No.329

I have a question about GDP.
If I understand correctly, GDP measures the "value" of all goods and services sold within (but not necessarily by) the relevant country's borders during any given year - as opposed to wealth, which measures the value of goods and services produced by (but not necessarily in) a given country. Doesn't this inherently make this biased against countries with central planning systems, where increasingly efficient planning methods are precisely supposed to lessen the amount of transactions (as in, the amount of times a given good changes hands)? I'm a total economylet so if there's anything I got wrong please lmk!

 No.332

>>329
yes, GDP is a measure of the value created specifically in the market, so it's inherently biased against central planning and all that
also, wrong board

 No.339

>>How accurate is this?

 No.340

>>339
It was accurate for early models of the m16 and the akm or previous ak-47. Especially for use in a punishing environment like Vietnam. However modern ar-15 pattern rifles are of higher quality than modern kalishnikovs in most situations, imo.

 No.348

>>340
>>339
The performance of Vietnam era M16s also suffered due to moronic practices instituted by Pentagon bureaucrats. The AR-15 has very close tolerances, the parts fit together very tightly with little empty space inside the rifle. That means it requires frequent cleaning, otherwise powder resideu will build up and cause malfunctions. It also has a direct impingement gas system, which means that gas from the round detonation is funneled directly against the bolt instead of pushing on a piston. This means that they tend to get dirty fairly quickly. Normally this isn't an issue if you are cleaning it regularly and properly (most armies train soldiers to clean their weapons at every opportunity), and the rifle has many great qualities when properly maintained. However Pentagon bean counters went full retard with the M16A1. They issued lower quality, dirtier ammunition than the rifles were designed for, and also told troops that they were self-cleaning. They basically did the two things that are guaranteed to fuck up an AR: make them get dirtier and tell soldiers not to clean them. When properly maintained and fed decent quality ammo, the AR is debatably superior to the AK. For example they're usually lighter, more accurate (though idk how this varies between 7.62 and 5.45 AKs) and are more tightly sealed against the elements. AK's by comparison are lower maintenance and less sensitive to foreign materials, but also less able to keep such materials out.

 No.390

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>>348
The US Army Ordnance Corps and their cronies in high command are the culprits behind the M16 nonsense. This is the probably the best article I've seen on the subject: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1981/06/m-16-a-bureaucratic-horror-story/545153/
Another example of capital interests screwing things up lmao

 No.397

what's the better cartridge for a revolver: 22lr or 357 magnum

 No.409

I think this question actually is worth its own thread, but I'm posting here since I literally don't know a single thing about guns so this probably will come off as incredibly moronic.

How viable is for a civilian to manufacture a clone of a commercially sold rifle nowadays? I don't mean a ghetto-rigged gun like you constantly see being confiscated in Brazil, Philipines and wherever else, I mean an actual copy of the real thing, assembled from parts made according to these blueprints. I figure the technology embedded in most guns doesn't go beyond making a metallic league and cutting it in specific shapes, so a civilian with access to metalworking tools might be able to make one, can't he? Of course, it would take ages, and no way in fuck this could be done in a scale large enough to arm even a tiny group, but this is beside the point, and the point is that, with enough effort, it would be possible for someone to have a rifle stashed away as absolute last resort even in a country with tight gun restrictions.

So, is this viable or not?

 No.425

>>409
tooling the bolt could be pretty hard. it can be swiss clockwork levels of finicky

 No.846

>>397
Depends entirely on what you're doing with it.

 No.847

>>409
Don't bother trying to clone commercial. They are designs specifically tailored to mass-manufacturing methods like stampings.

There's designs that are made to be made at home that are perfectly servicable. Rifles are probably the hardest one to do but not impossible. The most difficult thing is the bolt and barrel. If you can get into 3d printing and metal castingor at least get something from a shop from one you can often make that work

 No.993

are there any studies comparing manual action and self-loading rifles in any way

 No.994

>>993
I don't know but the only thing I hear is that on a bolt-action the bolt is more predictable whereas in a semi-auto you get more variance between shots.

 No.1036

>>846
self-defense? gonna get both just to be safe though

 No.1037

I think we should create a thread dedicated to rioting and crowd control

 No.1038

>>1037
you can make one


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