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Old 01-28-2010, 06:30   #11
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Originally Posted by GIockGuy24 View Post
Both Finland and Yugoslavia did quite a bit of testing of smaller calibers and never felt warm and fuzzy about them. The Russians weren't happy with the 5.45's performance in urban combat areas in Chechnya and requested 7.62x39 AK's for troops there. The Russians developed a special bullet for urban combat in 7.62x39. It has a flat base lead core, both features that reduce ricochets over boat tail and steel core bullets. 5.45 has less recoil, less weight and seems slightly more accurate which may make it more enjoyable to shoot. Recent testing has shown that 22 caliber rifle bullets that don't expand and don't break up have about the same wounding effect as handgun bullets and yaw and tumble don't benefit 22 caliber rifle bullets as much as 30 caliber rifle bullets.
Interesting information. Thanks for posting it.

It's based on military applications. I wonder how it would carry over to civilian SHTF situations.
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