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smle-man
03-16-2012, 10:20 PM
I was reading a Guns and Ammo annual from 1970 the other day. There was an extensive article about the firearms of the Vietnam war in it, and in the article was mentioned that an AK firing a round necked down to .22 had been encountered recently by U.S. troops. Perhaps this was combat testing of what became the AK74?

metalliman545
03-16-2012, 10:26 PM
It mighta been the 5.45.

NewbieDave
03-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Hmmm... more chance of it being Vietcong making use of all the 556 ammo they collected from raids, stole, etc. I study some Russian arms history a while back... and they were super do with the ak74 project due to the setting of the cold war. I highly doubt they would have the Vietcongs running around it.

Just my opinion.