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Why Nato went for the 7.62mm over the .280


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anonym_32bOyLluvSuR #1 Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

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i was just looking at this,



Being into rifle & pistol shooting most of my life i was never aware of this,


I just realised.. I'm a shooting noob too!



I never had a chance to fire an SLR/ FN. i always thought they where overated and the ones i saw where of low quality


But looking at this example i might have to reconsider my noobness and think about purchasing one when i win the lottery


although im sorely tempted by the  Valmet/Sako (Finnish AK) which i was lucky enough to use at a range in Silinjarvi a couple of years ago.Shooting steel plates was a little naughty with a 7.62x39 (such a sweet little round)




Nishi_Kinuyo #2 Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

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¿.280? :confused:


Only NATO rifle round other than the 7.62×51mm I know of is the 5.56×45mm.

SuedKAT #3 Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

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I spent enough time with the AK-4 and the AK-5 when I did service in the Airforce to ever want to carry around a a big lump of metal again, however taking a couple of rifles or pistols to the shooting range with my dad (who also served, but in the Military) is great fun. Interesting video, I'm not that interested in guns in general, but history and especially WW2 to Cold War history I find very interesting so it was a nice watch :) 

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