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7,62 mm rifle and machine gun cartridges

7,62 mm rifle and machine gun cartridges

7,62-mm rifle (rifle-machine-gun) Russian cartridge is one of the most "ancient" long-livers among other cartridges for rifle armsSince the first domestic rifle cartridge with a shell bullet and smokeless powder was created for the 3-linear magazine rifle mod. 1891, the system of S. I. Mosin.

16 April 1891, by the highest decree of Emperor Alexander III (order according to GAU No. 124 of 11 in May 1891 of the year), the new 3 linear rifle cartridge of the 3 model of the year was adopted by the Russian army along with the 1891 linear magazine rifle and cartridge holder.

3-x linear (7,62-mm) rifle cartridge of the year with a light bullet of the 1908 model of the year in a nickel silver shell

After the end of the Civil War, military experts again addressed the issue of upgrading the main 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridge. In 1930, the Red Army adopted a whole range of new 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridges with an improved light bullet of the 1908 of the year and with special-purpose bullets ("D", "B-30", "T-30"). In 1930 – 1940-s, new 7,62-mm special rifle bullets are developed for solving special problems: “B-32”, “BT-32”, “BZT”, “3”, “P”, “BS-40”, "T-46", and in 1938, the bullets "3" and "P" replace the bullet "PZ", and the bullet "BZT" - a bullet "ЗБ-46".


If 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun cartridges of 1891 – 1931 production were produced only with a brass sleeve, then already in 1932, they received upgraded sleeves — brass and even cheaper — bimetallic (i.e., made of low-carbon clad tampacom steel). The bimetallic and brass sleeves of the 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun cartridge of the 1930 sample were almost the same and had a Dulce shortened from 11,0 to 9,4. Some changes were made to the geometry of the sleeve: the most notable of them was the change in the profile of the bottom of the sleeve from a hemispherical one, which caused delays in the automatic operation of Maxim machine guns to Maximus trapezoidal; In addition, the slope of the sleeve liner now had no curvature. The replacement of brass with a bimetal for the manufacture of cartridge cases before the Great Patriotic War provided a tremendous savings of non-ferrous metals - up to 96%, which previously went to the manufacture of cartridges. So, for example, if it were not possible to make the transition to bimetal, then in order to carry out the program for the production of rifle cartridges in 1940, 18 000 tons of brass and 4 800 tons of nickel silver would be required. So, only in 1940, all the Soviet ammunition factories produced approximately 250 million 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridges with a bimetallic sleeve. The ability to produce on a massive scale the most widespread small arms cartridges with cheap steel sleeves was a major technological breakthrough and became one of the greatest achievements of the Soviet defense industry in the prewar period.

During the Great Patriotic War, a significant part of the 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridges was produced using a simplified technology, in sleeves without a protective tompac coating (the so-called "surrogative"). These sleeves were made of cold-rolled ПХNUMX ЮА steel without a protective coating and were not protected from corrosion by any means, they were left with only a layer of technological contact copper coating. From the beginning of the 18, a significant part of the gross rifle cartridges with light “L” and heavy “D” bullets was produced in “surrogative” uncoated sleeves. After the war, the release of these cartridges was discontinued.

At the end of the 1950-s, the sleeves of the 7,62-mm rifle cartridge underwent a major new upgrade - replacing the protective anti-corrosion coating from tombac to varnish. Despite the complexity of this technology, its introduction turned out to be very profitable, since it made it possible to almost completely eliminate the consumption of scarce nonferrous metals.

Production of 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridges with steel lacquered sleeves was established in 1960-ies initially at the Ulyanovsk engineering plant, where during the war years there was a wealth of experience in the production of 7,62-mm rifle cartridges with sleeves without bimetallic coating, and then Barnaul machine tool factory. Currently, in Russia, combat 7,62-mm rifle and commercial rifle cartridges are available with three types of shells:
- steel lacquered - 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun and commercial 7,62-mm rifle cartridges — at the Barnaul Machine-Tool Building Plant;
- bimetallic - combat 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun and commercial 7,62-mm rifle cartridges - at the Novosibirsk plant of low-voltage equipment;
- brass - only 7,62-mm sport cartridges “Extra” and their hunting modifications - at the Novosibirsk plant of low-voltage equipment.

BULLET arr. 1891 of the year

The rifle cartridge bullet obr. 1891, was a cylindrical shape, with a spherical head. This form of bullet provided it with sufficient penetrative and damaging properties at that time, a high lateral load, contributed to good stability in flight, and as a result - high accuracy of hits at significant distances. If we consider that there were no machine guns in the army at the end of the 19th century, and shooting at volleys was recommended for defeating group targets at long ranges, this factor was of no small importance. The rifle bullet weight of the 1891 of the year was 13,73 g, length of 30,48 mm, maximum diameter of 0,306 – 308 inch (7,77 – 7,82 mm). The bullet shell was made of nickel silver, representing an alloy of copper 78,5 – 80,5% and nickel 19,5 – 21,5%. The core of a rifle bullet, 1891, was made of lead with the addition of antimony). When firing from an infantry rifle obr. 1891, the bullet developed the initial speed 615 – 620 m. From a distance of 50 steps, she punched 16 – 35 one-inch boards. The standard shield of field artillery of that time from armor 3,5 mm thick bullet sample. 1891 year punched from 150 m distance. At the end of the nineteenth century, a similar design of an infantry rifle bullet was common in most countries of the world.

LIGHT BULLET arr. 1908 of the year

Already in 1894, the chairman of the test committee of the Okhta powder factory, G. P. Kisnemsky, proposed a new light-pointed rifle bullet with an ogival shape for the 3-linear rifle cartridge of the 1891 model, but then this proposal was not further developed.

After significant research and development work in 1908, the new 7,62-mm light rifle bullet with 9,6 g mass was adopted by the Russian army. The new bullet increased the diameter of its leading part to 0,310 – 0,312 inches (7,84 – 7,92 mm), and also increased the thickness of the bullet shell from 0,3 to 0,51 mm, and the depth of the bullet in the sleeve decreased from 6,9 to 5,0 mm. The shell of the new bullet remained melkhiorovoy, and the core - from an alloy of lead with antimony. A knurled knurling appeared on the bullet for better fixing it in the cartridge case when assembling the cartridge, and in the tail section of the bullet - a deepening of conical shape for expanding it with powder gases and improving the obturation, which was especially important when shooting with worn rifles. In addition, the recess in the bottom part of the bullet slightly moved the center of gravity of the bullet forward, which improved the dispersion characteristics and also made it possible to compensate for the temperature expansion of the barrel and to maintain the accuracy characteristics in acceptable limits. The new bullet penetration capacity has increased significantly. So, a pointed bullet pierced a steel shield 5 mm thick at a distance of 200 steps, while a blunt bullet obj.1891 year punched a shield at a distance of only 25 steps. Although when shooting at a wooden monolith at a distance of 400 m, a pointed bullet penetrated into it to a depth of 450 mm, the standard blunt-pointed bullet - at 800 mm. The smaller penetration ability of pointed-pointed bullets when firing at a wooden monolith is due to their severe deformation when a wooden obstacle is encountered at a short range. Some deterioration in the accuracy of the battlefield of the new light rifle bullet was considered to be not decisive, since the Russian-Japanese war of 1904 – 1905 had the main part of the clashes at medium (up to 800) range, and a significant difference in accuracy was approximately with 2000 steps).

LIGHT BULLET "L" arr. 1908 / 30's

In the Soviet Union at the end of the 1920-ies, due to the significant cost of nickel silver used to manufacture bullet shells, serious research was carried out to replace it. Hot rolled low carbon steel turned out to be the most suitable material for such a replacement. For better rust preservation, as well as for good bullet sliding along the bore, the steel shell was covered with a LT-90 tampaca layer (alloy from 89 – 91% copper and 9 – 11% zinc). Despite the fact that Melchior was the most optimal material for bullet casings, and steel in this respect was losing to it, all its disadvantages outweighed the economic advantages obtained by using steel as a material for pulley casings. This was especially important when mass production of ammunition - billions of pieces. In addition, in the course of testing bullets in steel shells, it turned out that the accuracy of their shooting was somewhat better than that of bullets in a nickel silver shell. This was explained by the greater rigidity of the steel shell, which better kept the bullet in the grooves.

The sheath of the modernized bullet was made of bimetal (flat rolled products of mild steel 11 KP, covered on both sides with tmpak LT-90). In 1930, the modernized light rifle bullet was put into service under the name "7,62-mm light bullet" L "of the 1908 / 30 years." The leading part of the upgraded light bullet received a small taper with a maximum diameter at the bottom cut. Fastening of the bullet in the sleeve began to crimp Dultsev flute in the form of a continuous smooth annular knurling on the leading part of the shell. The core of the light rifle bullet of the 1908 / 30 series was made of lead with a high content of antimony. The mass of the bimetallic shell of the upgraded light bullet was 2,24 g, the lead core was 7,36 g. 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun cartridges with a light bullet, 1908 / 30's, were intended for firing from rifles, carbines and light machine guns, but could also be used for firing from machine guns. Cartridges with a bullet with a nickel silver shell received the designation "7,62 L Ch" (GAU index - 57-H-221 - cartridge with a light bullet L with a Melchior shell and brass sleeve (supplied in cages) and "7,62 L ch" (index - 57- H-321 - cartridge with a light bullet L with a nickel silver sheath and brass sleeve (without clips), and for cartridges with a bullet with a steel sheath “7,62 L ch” (57-H-222 index - cartridge with a light bullet L with a bimetallic shell and brass sleeve (supplied in cage) and "7,62 L ch" (index 57-H-322 - cartridge with a light bullet L with bimetallic shell points and brass sleeves), respectively, without clips. Cartridges with a light bullet L with a bimetallic shell and a bimetallic sleeve (supplied in the clips) were designated "7,62 L gzh" (index 57-H-223), and cartridges with a light bullet L with a bimetallic shell and bimetallic sleeve "7,62 L GJ" (index 57-H-323 - without clips).

Production of the 7,62-mm light rifle bullet of the 1908 / 30 years ended only in 1953, although the rifle cartridges with the “L” bullet were in supply in the Soviet Armed Forces until the beginning of the 1970's, which confirms its high combat and technological qualities laid back in the early twentieth century.


New work on the creation of a new bullet instead of an easy “L” bullet obr. 1908 / 30 of the year began at the NIIPSVO test site in the middle of the 1930-s. The relevance of such work was due to the need to reduce the cost of manufacturing bullets of gross 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridge. It was possible to significantly reduce the cost of a bullet due to the introduction of a steel core made of soft low-grade steel into its structure, which provided significant (more than 75%) savings of scarce and expensive lead. The experiments were carried out on a number of ammunition factories for several years. In the course of the work, several variants of such t. "Surrogate" bullets - light and heavy. However, these works before the war were not completed. Since 1944 in the Soviet Union, most of the work on creating small arms ammunition was carried out at the Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering - TsNIITOCHMash (NII-44, NII-61) near the city of Klimovsk, including the creation of a new rifle cartridge cartridge. easy bullet.

7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridge with LPS bullet

The steel core rifle bullet was developed only after the end of World War II, when the technology of core stamping was mastered. From 1948 to 1951 for a year, B. V. Semin (SRI-61) K. V. Smekayev (Plant No. 3) have been actively working on designing a new bullet to replace the “L” and “D” bullets. These works were completed in 1953, with the creation of a new 7,62-mm rifle cartridge with an “LPS” bullet (a light bullet surrogative, later this abbreviation began to be interpreted as a light bullet with a steel core). Thus, with the adoption of the LPS bullet cartridge for the Soviet Army, the third modernization of the 7,62-mm rifle cartridge was completed. The “LPS” light bullet cartridge with a steel core and a bimetallic sleeve (supplied in cages) received the designation “7,62 LPS GJ” (GAU index - 57-H-223 С); delivered without clips - "7,62 LPS gzh" (GAU index - 57-H-323 C); and the “LPS” light bullet cartridge with a steel core and a steel sleeve is “7,62 LPS gf” (57-H-223 С-01 index). The “LPS” bullet provided significant savings in lead and had a greater breakdown effect compared to “L” and “D” bullets. The “LPS” bullet with a mass of 9,6 g had a bimetallic casing (made of 11 mild steel KP strip steel coated on both sides with an LXNXX grade tarpacom) steel core.

The external ballistic characteristics of the LPS bullet were maximally unified with the L bullet, which was one of the items of the technical assignment for its development. In the army, cartridges with these types of bullets were considered interchangeable, which made it possible to use the marking of the sights of almost all previously adopted weapons of small-arms under the 7,62-mm rifle cartridge for firing cartridges with an LPS bullet. Although there is some difference in the ballistics of the “LPS” bullet and the “L” light bullet, the 1908 still has the year, which is explained by the difference in the shape of the “LPS” and “L” bullets. So, at a distance of 300 m, the speed of the “LPS” bullet on 10 m / s is higher than that of the light bullet “L”, which is about 6%, and this difference is manifested only at significant firing ranges. It has no practical value for the average army shooter. Nevertheless, the sniper using cartridges with the LPS bullet during rifle shooting of the 1891 / 30 gg. or carbines obr. 1938 year / 1944 year for a distance above 300 m using standard sights, this difference in ballistics bullets should be taken into account. Soviet models of small arms for 7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridge, developed and put into service after the 1953 year, had markup of sights only under the bullet "LPS".

7,62-mm rifle-machine gun cartridge with a bullet "LPS" is used for shooting from a magazine rifle mod. 1891/30; carbines model 1938 and model 1944; light machine guns DP / DPM; RP-46; heavy machine guns SG-43 / SGM; unified PK / PKM machine guns, tank PKT and others.
The adoption of LPS bullet cartridges along with a significant economic effect made it possible to reduce the range of rifle cartridges produced by two samples (cartridges with “D” and “L” bullets were removed from production).

At the beginning of the XXI century, rifle-and-machine-gun cartridges with LPS bullets are gross rifle cartridges, which carry out most of the firing tasks, shooting, exercises. Production of 7,62-mm rifle-and-machine-gun cartridges with LPS bullets was discontinued in 1989 year, but large stocks of cartridges of this nomenclature are still stored in the warehouses and arsenals of the Ministry of Defense. Subsequently, on the basis of the design of the LPS bullet, a whole series of new rifle cartridges with bullets of enhanced tractive action was developed.

HEAVY BULLET "D" arr. 1930 of the year

In 1930-ies of the 20th century, in the armies of many countries of the world, including in the Soviet Union, the concept was developed, according to which heavy machine guns had to fight with enemy manpower at distances over 1000 m, including shooting with closed firing positions over the head of his troops. Long range shooting made special demands not only on the weapon itself, but also on its ammunition. This required a cartridge with a heavy bullet.

In order to develop its own model of a heavy bullet in the late 1920-s in the USSR, extensive tests of rifle cartridges with various samples of heavy bullets of improved form, both in-house and foreign, including rifle cartridges .30 – 06 (7,62- mm) Springfield M 1 with a heavy bullet.

7,62-mm rifle and machine-gun cartridge with a heavy bullet "D" arr. 1930 of the year

As a result, as it happened more than once in our stories, it was decided to develop a domestic 7,62-mm rifle cartridge with a heavy bullet, based on a foreign (in this case - American) sample of a heavy bullet from the XXUMX of the year. The heavy bullet to the rifle cartridge was developed by renowned Soviet small arms designers A. A. Smirnsky and Dobrzhansky. Heavy bullet cartridge "D" (D - long-range) was adopted by the Red Army in the year 1925 and received the designation "1930 D ch" (GAU index - 7,62-D-57 - for cartridges with a brass sleeve) and 422 D GJ (Index - 7,62-D-57 for cartridges with a heavy (long-range) bullet D and a bimetallic sleeve. The bullet had a mass - 423 g and initial speed 11,8 m / s. Cartridges with a heavy bullet were intended mainly for firing from easel machine guns (considered machine guns cartridges), but it was allowed to use them for firing rifles, carbines and light machine guns sightings with the appropriate amendments to the sights. The heavy bullet of the 800 of the year consisted of a steel, clad on both sides tompakom (bimetallic) shell of cold-rolled clad mild steel 1930 KP with a core of lead pressed into it with a mass - 11 g. light bullet “D” bullet was distinguished by its elongation and shape (at the bottom it had a surface with a truncated cone). The bullet was fastened in a sleeve case by crimping the upper cut of the socket in an annular groove (flute) rolling on the leading part of the bullet shell. The top of the bullet "D" was painted in yellow.

The increased, compared with the light bullet "L", the weight and lateral load of a heavy bullet had a positive effect on the increase in its flight range, accuracy and the probability of hitting the target. In spite of the fact that the accuracy standard for cartridges with a heavy “D” bullet was the same as for cartridges with a “L” light bullet (R50 == 10,5 cm on 300 m), at long range the accuracy of shooting a heavy bullet was better than a bullet of smaller mass. The advantage of flattening the trajectory of a heavy bullet to a light one began to affect the 400 distance m and increased with increasing distance to the target. Already at about 600 distance m, the heavy bullet “overtook” the light one, while maintaining greater speed and, therefore, had more energy and better ballistics. The most effective range of firing ammunition with a heavy “D” bullet. 1930 of the year was approximately 850 m. At this range, the probability of hitting a single target with a height of 30 cm is 10,8%. The maximum range of a heavy bullet "D" obr.1930 year when firing a rifle obr.1891 / 30 gg. 5100 m. Heavy bullet "D" pierced the standard army helmet at a distance of 1400 m, while the slaughter action on an unprotected target was maintained at a distance of up to 4500 m. The maximum range of the bullet when firing from the Maxim machine gun was 5000 m. For shooting cartridges with a heavy D bullet on the Maxim machine guns of the MN machine guns upgraded in the 1930 year, and subsequently SG Goryunov machine gun machine gun mod. The 1943 of the year on the aiming slats had two aiming scales - separately for a light bullet (with the designation - L) and separately for a heavy bullet (with the designation - T).

From the first days of the Great Patriotic War it became obvious that shooting from heavy machine guns at long ranges, and even more so from closed positions, was practically never used anywhere. At the same time, rifle cartridges with a heavy “D” bullet were produced during the entire Great Patriotic War, they were used to solve ordinary firing tasks along with the “L” light bullet cartridges. During the war, cartridges with heavy bullets were used for firing from sniper rifles obr.1891 / 30. and SVT-40. When firing these cartridges required amending the installation of an optical sight.

The “D” bullet cartridges were produced in 1941 – 1944. with brass, bimetallic and steel without coating sleeves, and from 1944 of the year - only with bimetallic and steel without coating sleeves. In 1953, rifle cartridges with a heavy “D” bullet of the 1930 year were discontinued and excluded from the ammunition of heavy machine guns, but for a long time, up to the middle of the 1970's, they were in service. Their significant reserves were used for training shooting. Subsequently, the special properties of the heavy “D” bullet of the XXUMX of the year (in particular, its successful aerodynamic shape) were useful to Soviet gunsmith designers as the basis for developing other types of bullets to a rifle cartridge.
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  1. Lech e-mine
    Lech e-mine 24 March 2012 08: 54 New
    A neat hole after firing this cartridge.
    1. Maroder
      Maroder 24 March 2012 09: 20 New
      This cartridge breaks through 25mm thick metal.

      though from 1891 to this day we produce only machine-gun cartridges.
      what are called sniper can be called with great difficulty.
      but iron sleeves are exported at an alarming rate.
      America buys them in tons. So they are all happy.
      1. Zynaps
        Zynaps 25 March 2012 01: 05 New
        in the United States, shooting clubs and associations buy not just anything, but Russian export Wolf cartridges. these are the best cartridges for weapons of domestic caliber 7.62x39. unfortunately, these cartridges do not enter the army. the quality of mass ammunition is as if it were being filled with manure. personally checked on the "conversion" SCS. you load a carbine with an export Wolf or a Finnish Sako Norma - they hit extremely accurately. even shooting is nice. against their background, modern mass cartridges have significantly worse performance. the Soviet, with an expired guarantee, shot "evil" because of the decomposition of the passivators, but even they are better than modern extras.
    2. vozn_ser
      vozn_ser 25 March 2012 02: 49 New
      During the rearmament in the late 60s by 5,45mm, Kalashnikov himself said - the 7,62mm cartridge did not reveal its qualities.

      And now this is clear - 5,45 with 400m is powerless against modern bulletproof vests, moreover - 7,62 (in some places) breaks through armored personnel carriers, and in city battles (with skillful firearm designs) it is irreplaceable!
      In addition to 9mm "screw cutter", "shaft", etc. In which the stem system wears out quickly!
      1. Eugene
        Eugene 25 March 2012 03: 36 New
        But at 5.45, the flatness is higher, the ammunition load is larger, and the damage done to unarmored targets is worse. Regarding breaking through:
        11.1. Name and quantity of goods: 5,45 mm cartridge with an armor-piercing core (index 7H24) in the amount of 3 pcs.
        11.2. Technical task
        11.2.1. Requirements for the quality of the goods: The delivered goods must be new goods (goods that were not in use, did not undergo repairs, including restoration, replacement of components, restoration of consumer properties), manufactured no earlier than 2012. The delivered goods must correspond to the products that are in service with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
        11.2.2. Requirements for the technical characteristics of the goods, functional characteristics (consumer properties) of the goods, sizes of the goods:
        Caliber, mm - 5.45.
        Sleeve of a bottle form with a protruding flange, steel, varnished. Three-element bullet:
        - bimetallic shell:
        - carbide core:
        - a lead shirt. Bullet weight, g - 3.93-4.27. The length of the bullet, mm - 22.98-23,5. Capsule of the central battle. Spherical varnish powder. Cartridge length, mm - 56.2-57,0. Cartridge weight, g - 10.7-11,7
        The average speed of a bullet. V25 sr .. m / s - 820-840.
        Maximum pressure of powder gases. P max. avg. <294.2 MPa (3000 kgf / cm2). Average accuracy of fire R 5 cm at a distance of 100 m <3.2.
        The penetrative effect of bullets on an armored sheet of mark 2P with a thickness of 5 mm at a distance of 350 m is not less than 80% penetration.

        As you can see, no 400+ are needed.
        1. vozn_ser
          vozn_ser 25 March 2012 17: 03 New
          It was smooth on paper - but forgot about the ravines!

          That's right, I agree - but on tests, the same sheet 2P is located perpendicular to the trajectory of the shot, and put it under 60 degrees. or 45 degrees. - his horseradish will break through the "vaunted caliber" - 5.45! (It is more suitable for partisan and civilian conflicts - where there are no modern means of defense! Take the same Georgian conflict - read - "Tanks of August" and you will understand everything right away!

          And in a real combat situation, the enemy will not march like on a parade - the wrong time, the "wall to wall" tactics - this is the 18th century.
        2. vozn_ser
          vozn_ser 25 March 2012 17: 28 New
          I could not resist testing the collection of reports on the war 08.08.08 "Tanks of August".

          According to the official list of losses of the Georgian army in the general
          difficulties were killed and 170 soldiers were missing. By-
          three wounded amounted to 1964 troops (including reservists
          and the police). According to the testimony of the parliamentary commission of the minister
          120 Anton Lavrov
          Georgian Interior Ministry Vano Merabishvili, died during the war
          14 police officers and 227 were injured. The bulk of the losses of the ministry
          The internal affairs team took to the assault on Tskhinval on August 8.
          Such a large ratio of the wounded to the dead (12: 1) is explained
          widespread use of individual means in the Georgian army
          protection (body armor, helmets) of modern designs. Main part
          wounds accounted for shrapnel wounds as a result of the Russian
          artillery fire, bombing and the use of cluster munitions. In these
          personal protective equipment effectively reduced
          the number of serious injuries that pose a serious danger to life.
    3. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 25 March 2012 17: 12 New
      input, but the output is not so neat
    4. vfndttdbx100
      vfndttdbx100 31 March 2013 00: 00 New
  2. Maroder
    Maroder 24 March 2012 09: 09 New
    For the umpteenth time I notice that these scribblers amateurs fight at distances of up to 2000 meters. and the distance of 800 meters is average.
    at least once went out and measured what 800 meters are. and how to get from such a distance.
    and 2 kilometers 7.62x54 simply will not reach. or you need to shoot along the mortar trajectory.
    1. Brother Sarych
      Brother Sarych 24 March 2012 12: 18 New
      How it will fly! Many "doubters" have already been convinced ...
      Take an interest in a scope marked out at such a distance - it’s true that it is better to shoot with a platoon, even better with a company ...
      1. Maroder
        Maroder 24 March 2012 20: 00 New
        Another storyteller.

        I am engaged in ballistics and I train snipers.
        until he saw a company of idiots wandering for 2 kilometers.
        (except Libya and from the hip, but this is a separate circus theme)

        and here I am assured that this is a long distance battlefield.
        only a person who has never held weapons in his hands can claim this.
        1. Maroder
          Maroder 24 March 2012 20: 23 New
          I didn’t count on ballistics.
          for 2 kilometers the bullet will fall 140 meters.
          to enter such a correction you need to spin the drum at 70 thousandths.
          such sights simply do not exist. usually make up to 10 thousandths.
          15 maximum.

          I conclude. you are not interesting to me as an interlocutor.

          learn the mat. part. You may have to defend your homeland. Caps of the enemy do not throw.
          1. Brother Sarych
            Brother Sarych 24 March 2012 21: 19 New
            They advised you to look at the old sight - there are no drums and there weren’t there, there’s nothing to twist there, on a regular open sight ...
            About shooting a platoon or company - did you miss? Do not think that you are so particularly interesting ...
            1. Maroder
              Maroder 24 March 2012 23: 17 New
              no offense.
              write what you know so as not to look x .....

              open sight up to 1200 meters.

              really get to 600 meters. at least 1 out of 10 rounds.
              the rest is a very big stretch, and by accident.
              real combat use of SVD from 100 to 400 meters

              The three-line at 600 meters hits confidently. but she also has a limit of 800.

              over long distances use other calibers.
              1. Brother Sarych
                Brother Sarych 25 March 2012 09: 16 New
                In fact, in the old mosquito, the sight was marked out at 3200 steps, later it was changed to 2000 m, but the carbine had only 1000 m ...
                As for the opportunity to get into a person at such a distance from an ordinary rifle - I don’t believe it myself, well, if anyone gets into the barn!
                As far as I remember, in the old instructions it was recommended to open fire on cavalry groups or infantry columns, and the whole unit, for this reason, wrote about shooting with a platoon or company ...
                1. Maroder
                  Maroder 25 March 2012 20: 54 New
                  Quote: Brother Sarich
                  aftermath changed to 2000 m

                  Yes it was, they did it on a mosquito. but the mortar trajectory smile You can get there by chance, for firing on squares.

                  I propose a draw 1: 1
              2. Reddragon
                Reddragon 25 March 2012 20: 19 New
                Mosin rifle to help you fellow
        2. vfndttdbx100
          vfndttdbx100 31 March 2013 00: 28 New
          Well, damn it, could not resist! At one time in the seventies in Mongolia (Mongolia) was engaged in training soldiers. He was shot so that his eyes stopped blinking from shots. And he shot well. I still keep diplomas. Well, people are stupid! At 2km, the sight allows you to shoot only with an easel machine gun, and not very efficiently. Wind, humidity, greatly reduce the quality. At 2,5 km dabbled from Stankovoy Goryunov, sighting and incendiary arr. 1891.
          It turned out - beautiful bunnies from the PZ sparkle ... But this is the same "machine". Of course, we are not talking about NSVT, DShK, KPVT is another song. And not about sniper weapons. And a simple shooting - the efficiency is 300 meters.
      2. wasjasibirjac
        wasjasibirjac 25 March 2012 17: 16 New
        or a whole battalion. Better a machine gun. By the way, the article says that from a machine gun through the head of his troops
  3. ward
    ward 24 March 2012 09: 32 New
    I won’t tell you about a machine gun ... But there was a case shot through the wall of a hut ... just a reed ... all NATO went by, and I got ... There was just a hole in the wall ...
  4. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 24 March 2012 11: 20 New
    This cartridge with a protruding flange (edge) curse our gunsmiths and the army for 100 years
    when it was already taken into armaments. the protruding flange for such weapons was atavism no it was accepted (because it’s cheaper)
    1. Mr. Truth
      Mr. Truth 24 March 2012 11: 52 New
      I agree, the cartridge needs a replacement, it’s better to immediately switch to the intermediate second generation (created by the principle of slowly starting, quickly finished) It’s cheaper and you can finally make light machine guns easier.
      1. Maroder
        Maroder 24 March 2012 20: 43 New
        Quote: Mr. Truth
        I agree, the cartridge needs a replacement, it’s better to immediately switch to intermediate

        The intermediate power industry is small. only use light (machine) machine guns used.

        There is no need to invent anything. already doing Russian sniperki under 7.62x51 with normal rim

        1. Mr. Truth
          Mr. Truth 25 March 2012 00: 00 New
          Its external ballistics does not meet the requirements of the future.
          If you take it into service, there will be no tangible improvement in the characteristics of weapons.
          The only cartridge that matches this is 6,5 grendel (intermediate second generation Slowly started, quickly finished) but the grendel is not suitable for automatic weapons, it needs a 24-inch barrel for full disclosure.
    2. loc.bejenari
      loc.bejenari 24 March 2012 16: 11 New
      not much cheaper — how technologically they couldn’t produce weapons under a flangeless sleeve –– there wasn’t an appropriate production culture –– although it was easier to buy machines than to force designers to suffer for 100 years
  5. dred
    dred 24 March 2012 13: 33 New
    About new cartridges scored to mention.
  6. vylvyn
    vylvyn 24 March 2012 13: 45 New
    Well, yo-mayo. The Americans are already testing a plastic cartridge for machine guns, and we are all in 1891.
    1. REZMovec
      REZMovec 24 March 2012 15: 41 New
      Amerikosov and M4 (assault rifle) have plastic, but remember 08.08.08
      So which is better?
      1. vylvyn
        vylvyn 24 March 2012 16: 38 New
        What does the rifle have to do with it? Talk about the cartridge. You do not read the news. Amer in full swing testing a new cartridge for machine guns. The sleeve is plastic, not metal. The tape is also plastic. The weight is much less than a standard metal cartridge almost 2 times. And here is the M4 ??? We are talking about a cartridge for machine guns.

        Article - A machine gun with plastic cartridges from July 25, 2011 was developed.
        1. Jrvin
          Jrvin 24 March 2012 17: 37 New
          Kuynya is full of this plastic ... it is not yet known how he will behave in different conditions ...
        2. biglow
          biglow 24 March 2012 20: 09 New
          read about the cost of these ammunition
        3. Maroder
          Maroder 24 March 2012 23: 06 New
          Quote: vylvyn
          The weight is much less than a standard metal cartridge almost 2 times.

          cartridge weighs 25 g
          bullet 13 gunpowder 3.5
          sleeve 8.5

          You can’t touch a bullet. gunpowder too.
          we can save on weight 8.5 g
          2 times does not work.
          1. vylvyn
            vylvyn 25 March 2012 05: 50 New
            Guys, why are you offended? Remember Vietnam. We have 7,62, and the amers dragged their 5,56? So what? After Vietnam and the study of small caliber ours made 5,45. Even less. When asked why 5,45 - everyone answered in unison - and in contrast to NATO. What am I getting at? You will see, amers sooner or later will finalize this ammunition to mind and accept it. They certainly shot 100 thousand from machine guns in different modes (although the number 12000 was mentioned) if not more. There, too, are not fools and understand the prospects for reducing the weight of the cartridge. Ours will follow them again. They will again say about the counterweight. In addition, working with plastic is still easier than with steel (in terms of production). As for the cost - give a link, I read, it’s very interesting to myself. As for - the cartridge weighs 25 grams, 13 bullet, 3,5 gunpowder, 8,5 sleeve. This is the averaged data of our 7,62 * 54. Only the mass of the sleeve ranges from 8,5 ..... 9,35 g. The mass of bullets and gunpowder also varies depending on the type of cartridge (57-H-221, 57-H-321, Rifle cartridge with incendiary bullet model 1914, 57-H-223, 57-N-323, 57-D -422, 57-D-423, Rifle cartridge with expansive bullet "DD", Rifle cartridge with a heavy surrogate bullet with a steel core, 57-B-222, 57-BZ-322, Rifle cartridge with an armor-piercing incendiary bullet "BS- 40 "model 1940, 7B3-3, 57-T-322, 7T2M, 57-BT-322, 57-BZT-322, ЗБ-46, 57-ЗП-322, 57-Н-323С, 7H1, and the very first - Rifle cartridge with a blunt-ended bullet with a lead core model 1891 to a 3-line Mosin rifle model 1891). The speed of bullets of different types of cartridges - 750 .... 875 m \ s.
            Then. Cartridges are inserted into the chain (machine-gun belt). We have it metal, and amers made plastic. So it will come out in the end - the sleeve plus the chain (you need to drag it, too) will be pulled 2 times by weight. And the cost of the chain itself is not small, certainly more than a plastic tape. What is the result?

            I repeat once again. If the Americans became interested in such a crap, then all of this is no accident. Well, which of us was right, time will tell. As the Chinese proverb says - Big is seen in the distance.
  7. German
    German 24 March 2012 16: 54 New
    ... And yet, it was not for nothing that the Yankees created an assault rifle under 7,62 / 39. After all, effectiveness is confirmed by the distribution ..... there would be a bad cartridge, they would have been abandoned for a long time!
    1. Vasilii
      Vasilii 24 March 2012 18: 48 New
      The article about the cartridge 7,62 / 54R
    2. vylvyn
      vylvyn 25 March 2012 05: 57 New
      The Yankees created a series of assault rifles for ammunition of various calibers with interchangeable barrels.
  8. ward
    ward 24 March 2012 18: 52 New
    Well, it’s clear that the walkie-talkie on the armored train ... The main feature is probably to hit someone, you need to break through something ... But from personal experience with new cartridges this does not always work ...