AK-12 To Be Produced in 6.5 Grendel?

    Will the AK-12 be produced in 6.5 Grendel? It certainly seems that way, based on this graphic at RIA.ru. It’s possible their information comes from Wikipedia, the English version of which cites a broken link (Russian Wikipedia makes the same claim, with no citation at all), but it’s also possible the information comes from an official source.

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    Also interesting is the weight of the AK-12, a quite reasonable 3.2 kg (about 7lbs). Previously, I had been concerned that the “tactical” features of the AK-12 would bring with them excessive weight, but it seems like this might not be the case.

    Wolf began production of steel-cased 6.5 Grendel ammunition not too long ago, so a 6.5mm AK-12 certainly wouldn’t go hungry.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]


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