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Old 09-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by CrazedJava View Post
At this point Russia has pretty much moved away from it, right? I think I saw something late last year that Spetsnaz may be keeping some older rifles around but all regular units have moved over to 5.45mm.

Yeah the AK74s and AKS74U are chambered in 5.45 or .221. Off topic, but the 74/5.45 is a sweet shooter.
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Originally Posted by orangello

But at 300+ yards, will the 5.56 be effective against anything tougher than the cardboard behind the target paper?

Wasn't that the reasoning behind the reemergence of the M14 and 7.62x51 in our recent actions in Iraq and Afcrapistan?
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