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Small arms icing test

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Small arms icing test

The question is which platform is better - AK (Mikhail Kalashnikov) or AR (Eugene Stoner), many people wondered, even those who have to deal with weapons on duty or work.


Experts of Kalashnikov tried to answer this question. However, after the release of the first video devoted to comparing AK and AR platforms, many comments appeared regarding the incorrectness of the comparison, the incorrectness of measurements. Some users even found the freezing of the tested AK and AR samples to be frozen. There were those who concluded that the AR platform does not work at low temperatures.

Specialist Georgy Gubich, together with the Kalashnikov film crew, decides to conduct a second, but more visual test. 7 weapons will take part in the tests: a Russian AK 200 series assault rifle chambered for 5,45x39 mm (long piston system), two Heckler-Koch 416 assault rifles chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO (system with short piston stroke), a Swiss SIG 551 assault rifle (long piston system) chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO, an American semi-automatic assault rifle Bushmaster XM15 chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO (direct exhaust), Vasiliev’s universal machine gun NATO VAR 5,56 (short piston system) and NATO 5,56 custom sports rifle (not osredstvenny venting).

Why did the Kalashnikov specialist take two samples of one NK416 model? Did the results of the tests manage to maintain the operability of the tested weapons? What effect did freezing have on the operation of the controls of the samples presented? Answers to these and other questions in the video:

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  1. Ovrag
    Ovrag April 1 2020 15: 02 New
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    There’s no technique.
    What is the test then? What will happen to the weapon if you forget it in a wet snowdrift for the night? Did it hit a minus at night?
    Icing is quite a GOST test.
    Yes, and objectivity is zero. He could also blow AK in the snow as much as possible, so that everything from the side of the cocking handle would freeze the same. Although yes. The only plus. AK, you can try to beat off with a hammer.
    But I really can’t really imagine the situation in which a fighter will throw his weapon in a wet snowdrift, and in the morning he will urgently try to cock.

    The same Yen from FW, has on the second channel much more productive in terms of dust tests and so on. There, at least they refer to some real conditions. And the Kakashnikov concern, as always, is in its own style.

    PS I have nothing against AK. Great weapon. Sayozha himself has one. Just such moronic videos in the 20th year enrage. Discovery Level Material, 90s. But with a claim. And what else.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish April 1 2020 16: 34 New
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      But I really can’t really imagine the situation in which a fighter will throw his weapon in a wet snowdrift, and in the morning he will urgently try to cock.

      Situations are different. You can "lie" yourself until the morning in a wet snowdrift, along with a machine gun. How will you warm up the ARC with your own urine? hi
      1. Ovrag
        Ovrag April 1 2020 17: 16 New
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        If you do not piss it beforehand, and then do not dip it into a snowdrift. Nothing will happen to her. In this case, they first poured, then snow was poured onto this ice and allowed all this good to freeze. In reality, even the very last fool will do nothing of the kind with a weapon. And if something hits, sticks and so on. It is simply cleaned by handles. Without waiting several hours until it freezes there at the end. Truncated tapped the trunk of any object, so that snow would fly off him. Finger removed, what did not fly off. Done. And if in a puddle and a snowdrift and AK leave. That he can freeze the same be healthy. If the water gets to the trigger, for example, through the fuse window. You can distort the shutter. Kicking his boot. But the trigger will have to be heated. Therefore, for such handling of weapons in the army beat. And it hurts. In any army.
        I repeat. For testing at low temperatures, with icing, etc. There are long-developed and approved methods. There is no similar gag there.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish April 1 2020 17: 30 New
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          And if in a puddle and a snowdrift and AK leave. That he can freeze the same be healthy. If some water gets for example on the trigger ...

          And here I completely agree with you. It was easier for me, I served in the tank, and there the AKMS crew did not threaten this. hi
      2. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill April 1 2020 23: 40 New
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        Situations are different. You can "lie" yourself until the morning in a wet snowdrift, along with a machine gun. How will you warm up the ARC with your own urine?

        Kicked the receiver and that's it. Business then ...
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    3. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat April 1 2020 18: 38 New
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      Quote: Ovrag
      There’s no technique.

      Normal technique, it rained in the evening, it froze at night, in the morning they attack you and you are a corpse with jammed weapons ...
      1. Ovrag
        Ovrag April 1 2020 21: 21 New
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        Of course. And all this rain you stood with arms outstretched to the sky! To make the rain better wet your weapon. And then, you have not forgotten to put it in a snowdrift with wet snow. What would stick better. And he went to bed, hoping that there would be a minus at night. Whatever night surely grabbed everything.
        To simulate rain, then it was just necessary to spray weapons from the spray gun. But then a kina for children would not work. Since the pulvilizer is not generously poured from the bottle and the weapon lying in the snow left in it.
        Z.Y. Moreover. I can do the same thing for the argument as in the video. But AK will not fire. For you need to know where to pour some water, as they say.
        1. ProkletyiPirat
          ProkletyiPirat April 1 2020 21: 43 New
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          Well then, to water from the shower and not the spray, but this is in any case a holivar.
          In general, AK is better than AR, not due to its advertised reliability, but due to the fact that, as a fighter in a theater of operations, I can compensate for the shortcomings of the AK, but I cannot compensate for the shortcomings of the AR. But it is soldiers, not fighters, who serve, but as a soldier, "what they gave me and I fight" ...
        2. ProkletyiPirat
          ProkletyiPirat April 1 2020 21: 49 New
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          Quote: Ovrag
          Of course. And all this rain you stood with arms outstretched to the sky! To make the rain better wet your weapon.

          In the case of AR, it is enough to hang the weapon with the barrel down and the water flowing down will block the handle and slow down the bolt block, and all because of the slits through which the handle goes and through which water drops flow ... That is, I hung the weapon behind my back, unloaded the solders in the rain, and go warm and clean your weapons.
    4. tatarin1972
      tatarin1972 4 May 2020 09: 46 New
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      Did you watch the video well? They also say that there are cases of the marines and airborne troops.
  2. PSih2097
    PSih2097 April 2 2020 19: 47 New
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    Well, I'm more of a supporter of AEK, well, a bit of NK 417 with a long (50cm) barrel ...