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silverfj40
10-27-2010, 7:27 PM
AK Rifle RPK in 7.62 X 39 caliber with a long heavy barrel and a bipod?

What am I missing?

Is this rifle in this caliber for medium range?

Why the 7.62 X 39 in such a long barrel?

Clue me in.

I think I am missing the original design intent or something.

Thanx!

MrPlink
10-27-2010, 7:37 PM
Longer heavy bbl was due this being used as a sqaud automatic weapon, thus fighting blowing out the bbl due to longer duration of sustained fire.

berg
10-27-2010, 7:58 PM
AK Rifle RPK in 7.62 X 39 caliber with a long heavy barrel and a bipod?

What am I missing?

Is this rifle in this caliber for medium range?

Why the 7.62 X 39 in such a long barrel?

Clue me in.

I think I am missing the original design intent or something.

Thanx!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPK

"The RPK operates on the same basis as the AKM assault rifle, it uses the same 7.62x39mm ammunition and has a similar design layout, the only differences between both weapons are the result of increasing the RPK's effective range, enhancing its sustained fire capability and strengthening the receiver housing."

E-120
10-27-2010, 8:03 PM
Built one last weekend. Heavy duty squad weapon with part commonality.

MrPlink
10-27-2010, 9:47 PM
Built one last weekend. Heavy duty squad weapon with part commonality.

Id love to build one, a featureless one at that so I can return my drum mags to their rightful firearm