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Caliber: 5.45x39 mm
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt; moving barrel-receiver-gas drive group for delayed recoil action
Overall length: 943 mm (728 mm with butt folded)
Barrel length: 405 mm
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Weight, without magazine: 3.85 k g
Cyclic rate of fire: 1800 and 600 rounds per minute variable (see description below for explanation)
Maximum effective range: 700 meters
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rather than the old 7.4 one used by AK-47 and AKM
Russian infantry weapon is not for sale to foreign buyers.
Originally posted by Russian soldier
The AK-74 was developed in 1974. It is a pretty good rifle, using a 5.6 mm cartridge, ...
Originally posted by Tony238
And the AK 74 uses a 5.45 x 39mm round.
Originally posted by Lonestar24
In a funny twist of the usual stereotypes the most convenient yet simplest of these four system was the later German system which denotes cartridges with the (barrel caliber)x(chamber length)... i.e. 5.56x45mm, 9x19mm; a form of designation that spread to most metric countries and later became Nato standard.
[edit on 31/3/2006 by Lonestar24]