Commie Propaganda or: Why The Kalashnikov Is Still A Trashcan Gun

    It’s a well-known fact that the AR is categorically superior to the AK and the Kalashnikov is suitable only for dirty commies and the poors. There are a lot of reasons for this fact, but today we are going to focus on reliability and the ballistic differences between common FMJ for AKs and ARs, after touching briefly on the ergonomic inferiority of the AK.

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    7n6:
    Penetration: greater than 16″
    Neck: 6″
    TSC: 2″ x 3″

    2,998
    3,024
    3,016
    3,012
    3,009
    2,985
    2,940
    3,007
    2,979
    Average: 2,996.7
    StdDev: 25.7
    Min: 2,940
    Max: 3,024
    Spread: 84

    M67:
    Penetration: greater than 27″
    Neck: 3″
    TSC: 2″ x 4″

    Velocities in fps:
    2,296
    2,389
    2,320
    2,308
    2,319
    Average: 2,326.40
    StdDev: 36.32
    Min: 2,296
    Max: 2,389
    Spread: 93

    Silver Bear 123gr FMJ:
    Penetration: 29.5″
    Retained weight: 120.9gr
    Neck: 3.5″
    TSC: 1″ x 11″

    2,462
    2,418
    2,462
    2,475
    2,517
    Average: 2,466.80
    StdDev: 35.41
    Min: 2,418
    Max: 2,517
    Spread: 99

    M855 (10.5″):
    Penetration: 23.4″
    Retained weight: 58.2gr
    Neck: 6″
    TSC: 2″ x 8″

    2,665
    2,647
    2,644
    2,628
    2,599
    2,663
    Average: 2,633.5
    StdDev: 27.1
    Min: 2,599
    Max: 2,663
    Spread: 64

    55gr FMJ (10.5″):
    Penetration: 22.1″
    Retained weight: 51.3gr
    Neck: 3″
    TSC: 2″ x 8″

    M855 (16″):
    Penetration: greater than 26″
    Retained weight:
    Max expansion:
    Min expansion:
    Neck: 8″
    TSC: 2.5″ x 6″

    2,934
    2,930
    2,955
    2,948
    3,012
    Average: 2,955.80
    StdDev: 33.02
    Min: 2,930
    Max: 3,012
    Spread: 82

    55gr FMJ (16″):
    Penetration: greater than 23″
    Retained weight: 17.9gr
    Max expansion:
    Min expansion:
    Neck: 4.5″
    TSC: 2.5″ x 4.5″

    2,877
    2,822
    2,752
    2,794
    Average: 2,811.3
    StdDev: 52.4
    Min: 2,752
    Max: 2,877
    Spread: 125

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    Andrew is a combat veteran of OEF and has performed hundreds of ballistic tests for his YouTube channel, The Chopping Block (https://www.youtube.com/user/chopinbloc). He is an avid firearm collector and competitor and lives with his family in Arizona. If you have any questions, you may email him at [email protected]


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