AKSU74 Kirinkov 5.45x39


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Firepower!
March 24, 2008, 04:00 AM
AKSU74 Kirinkov 5.45x39

I personally think that Kirinkov is the MOST under rated assualt rifle there is. I say this because its bullet performace is as good as 5.56 NATO, yet it has the reliabilty of AK. The ammo test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqaeX2KigSc
It just does not stop there Kirinkov is a little longer than Mp5 BUT it pack the punch of an assult rifle.

I just bought two select fire Kirinkov, and I am very impressed with them. Also bought tons of mags with it with couple 45 rounders.

I had previously used Kirinkov, but then I strayed into rifle with 5.56 platformm, and at the end I chose to come back to Kirikov. To me and to many people who have this and AK M16 SIGs G3 FALs etc...it is thier favorite and ultimate weapon because you dont compromise on the fire power by having a comact gun.

Here is some information I pick from WIKI, which I though was useful:

"In 1979 a shortened variant of the AKS-74 was adopted into service – the AKS-74U (U – Ukorochenniy) carbine, which in terms of tactical deployment, bridges the gap between a submachine gun and assault rifle. It is intended for use mainly with special forces, airborne infantry, rear-echelon support units and armored vehicle crews. The weapon’s compact dimensions, compared to the AKS-74, were achieved by using a short, 200 mm (7.9 in) barrel (this forced designers to simultaneously reduce the gas piston operating rod to an appropriate length). In order to effectively stabilize projectiles, the barrel’s twist rate was reduced from 200 mm (7.9 in) to 160 mm (6.3 in). A new gas block was installed at the muzzle end of the barrel and a new conical flash hider was used, which features an internal expansion chamber that alleviates gas pressure generated during firing. The flash suppressor locks into the gas block with a latch placed on the right side. The forward sling loop was relocated to the left side. The weapon’s front sight is integrated into the gas block base.


Russian Naval Infantryman with a late model AKS-74.
The AKS-74.
A Bulgarian-made AKS-74U.The AKS-74U also has a different sight system setup with a U-shaped flip sight instead of the standard sliding notch sight. The rear sight has two settings: “P” (fixed for firing at 350 m) and “4-5” (used for firing at distances up to 400-500 m). The rear sight is housed in a semi-hooded shroud that is riveted to the receiver top cover. This top cover is connected with the gas tube cover and is hinged, pivoting forward when opened. Both the gas tube and handguard are also of a new type and are shorter than analogous parts in the AKS-74."

Would really appreciate it if we can discuss the this weapon on THR since there is serious lack on info in this weapon among most American's since they dont come across select fire Kirinkovs.

Those of you who had combat experience in Afghanistan probably know more about this or perhaps those who are experieced and some who are from the USSR's countries.

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buck00
March 24, 2008, 02:42 PM
My ears perked up, but where are the pics?? :confused: :scrutiny:

Avenger29
March 24, 2008, 03:45 PM
“P” (fixed for firing at 350 m) and “4-5” (used for firing at distances up to 400-500 m

The Russians are always a bit optimistic about range, ain't they?

RNB65
March 24, 2008, 03:53 PM
I shot a semi-auto Krink last summer. I was shooting at a milk jug at 150 yard and had great trouble hitting anywhere near the target. Usually 3-5 feet off based on the dust clouds being kicked up. I shot a full mag and don't think I ever hit the milk jug. A fun little gun but not very accurate past 100yds.
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Firepower!
March 26, 2008, 08:15 AM
I am amazed since the ones I have are pretty accurate on the target. I admit that they are not much for accuracy beyond 300, but remember it is intended for close combat as SMG. What other SMG pack punch equal to 5.45x39?

Firepower!
March 31, 2008, 10:25 AM
Here is the pic for my AKSU-74 Krinkov Pair.

One in black with 45 rds magazine.

One in silver/black 30 rds magazine.

Would like to see other folk's Krinks.

Firepower!
April 10, 2008, 03:52 PM
Is there a drum mag for 5.45x39 for Krinkov?

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