By Bob Shell
Bob Shell reviews the Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 7.62×39 and does some comparison testing of 7.62×39 ammunition in this Ruger bolt action rifle.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Of all the assault rifle rounds the AK 47 in the 7.62 X 39 is with a doubt the most successful.
While the idea wasn’t new, a tank mechanic designed it during WW ll. The AK-47 was intended to be reliable, so tolerances were not tight. It has a well-deserved reputation for reliability. During the Viet Nam war, some American soldiers dropped their AR rifles and used the AK 47 as they were more reliable during that time.
There have been 30 or 40 million of AK variants produced, and it is still widely used today by various countries. It was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov who was a tank mechanic and while recovering from some injuries designed the AK-47. Today in spite of some nations calling them obsolete they are still widely used. Since ammo is cheap and plentiful why not use them. The rifles are rugged and reliable not to mention handy to carry, and they will be around for a long time.
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