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is the ak47 very low on the chart when extremely tactical yet very lethal force is wanted?

the round is frowned upon - straight from wikipedia: M43 Although the new cartridge represented a great leap forward from previous designs, the initial bullet design was flawed. The complete solidity of the M43 projectile causes its only drawback—it is stable even in tissue and begins to yaw only after traversing nearly 30 cm (one foot) of tissue. This greatly reduces the wounding effectiveness of the projectile against humans. Dr. Martin Fackler noted that the wounds from the M43 round were comparable to that of a small handgun round using non-expanding bullets. Unless the round struck something vital, the wound was usually small and healed quickly. M67 In the 1960s the Yugoslavians experimented with new bullet designs to produce a round with a superior wounding profile, speed, and accuracy to the M43. Dr. Fackler also evaluated the M67 in the same manner that he evaluated the M43. The M67 projectile is shorter and flatter-based than the M43. This is mainly due to the deletion of the mild steel insert. This has the side effect of shifting the center of gravity rearward in comparison to the M43. This allows the projectile to destabilize nearly 17 cm earlier in tissue. This causes a pair of large stretch cavities at a depth likely to cause effective wound trauma. When the temporary stretch cavity intersects with the skin at the exit area, a larger exit wound will result, which takes longer to heal. Additionally, when the stretch cavity intersects a stiff organ like the liver, it will cause damage to that organ. YET...I hear it is highly lethal and one of the best assault rifles ever to be devised. what is your professional and military opinion?

Asked By: A - 11/22/2009
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I own an AK and have served in Iraq being around AKs. They are very reliable, and they do not jam easily. You can put one through hell and back and it will still function. They round itself is more powerful than the M16/M4 round. They are very well made assault rifles. Now in terms of accuracy, they will shoot 3 inch... More
Answered By: tmowe87 - 11/22/2009
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well from my opinion..... the ak is very good but very inaccurate and jams really easy... sooo.... i think its a good gun to use...... i think o.O its cheap i can tell u that...
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Answered By: apple pie - 11/22/2009
 
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