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US soldier w/ AK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by COHIBA, Apr 1, 2003.


    COHIBA member

    while watchig my morning FOX and CENTCOM briefing they showed a clip of a US soldier w/ an AK. anybodyelse see this?
  2. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    I have a picture of a US soldier carrying an SA/80 also. It was on the latest issue of India Today.
  3. firestar

    firestar member

    I saw the one with the AK. I thought I saw a U.S. soldier with a SA-80 but I wasn't sure.

    COHIBA member

    i'd keep my A2 but i'd also grab an AK and pull the stock off of it for CQ. there will be plent of mags and ammo lying on the ground after every battle.
  5. RustyHammer

    RustyHammer Well-Known Member

    I thought I saw the same thing .... but figured it was some U.S. Army version that I wasn't up on.

    Not touching the .223 vs. 7.62 topic that this could stir up again!
  6. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    I saw that, too.

    I would say he was just retrieving it to be put in the confiscation stash, but it looked like he was preparing to use it.
  7. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    "i'd also grab an AK and pull the stock off of it for CQ"
    Most of the ones I've seen in footage already have no stock or a collapsible one.
  8. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    Could it have been a special ops guy? Sometimes Army Special Forces, who can sometimes spend an extended period of time behind enemy lines, have been known to bring weapons w/ them other than normal issue items (or they sometimes use "liberated" weapons).
  9. buzz_knox

    buzz_knox Well-Known Member

    I thought I saw this video, but it looked like the soldier was in a wooded environment. I almost thought it was file footage of somewhere else, such as a weapon demonstration.
  10. Onslaught

    Onslaught Well-Known Member

    I'm sure this probably wasn't "it", but just as FYI - Armalite has made some "special" M4's for Spec Ops guys searching caves in Afghanistan that shoot 7.62x39, AND takes AK47 mags! They said it was impossible to hump enough ammo to do the job, and they'd sometimes be in caves FULL of 7.62x39 ammo and AK mags.

    Looks odd to say the least.

    I tried to find the link again, but couldn't.
  11. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like something the military would do. Instead buying a cow to get cow milk they try to make a goat give cow milk.

    Go figure...

    Good SHooting
  12. Onslaught

    Onslaught Well-Known Member


    My bad... It's a STONER from Knight's Armament!


    The Stoner SR47...


    Army's New SR-47 Rifle

    U. S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has received small number of new assault rifles from the Knight's Armament Company.

    SR-47 (Stoner Rifle 47)

    August 5, 2002; US Special Operations Command is now using small numbers of a new rifle, the SR-47 (Stoner Rifle 47). This is, basically, an American M4 carbine chambered to fire Russian 7.62x39mm ammunition and to use Russian AK-series magazines. The first six prototypes were rushed to units in Afghanistan last March, and more may have been sent since then (but any numbers are classified). The original idea was to provide special forces a rifle that had all of the "muscle memory" of the M4 carbine (location of the safety, etc.) but which used Russian ammunition. That way, an operator deep in enemy territory could use captured ammunition and would not leave tell-tale US-caliber casings behind. This was a relatively low-priority project until troops fighting their way into Afghan cave complexes found themselves unable to carry enough 5.56mm ammunition while literally awash in 7.62x39mm ammo stored throughout the caves. The original plan had called for the rifle to use American magazines but the special operators insisted that they would rather use "battlefield pick-up magazines". The SR-47 has other changes. US troops are used to hitting the magazine catch and letting gravity remove the empty magazine for them, something that won't work with Russian magazines. So, the SR-47 has an ejector spring to push the empty magazine out once the catch is released. The barrel is free-floating, making the SR-47 the most accurate AK-47 clone in the world. The prototypes shipped so far include sound suppressors, regarded as essential for cave fighting. Theoretical design work has begun on the SR-74 to use the Russian 5.45mm ammunition and magazines, should US forces go into a country that uses that caliber.
  13. zahc

    zahc Well-Known Member

    I want one.
  14. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    No, I could swear the one the guy was carrying had a wood buttstock and was definately an AK.

    I would like one of those Knight's ARs, though.
  15. Onslaught

    Onslaught Well-Known Member

    I didn't think it was one of the Stoner's... I know you can tell the diff. between an AK and an AR ;)

    it's just that while we were on the subject, it reminded me of this one, and I knew you guys would appreciate it :)
  16. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    Some of our troops don't have uniforms on and probable picked up AKs so they'd fit in better.
  17. BevrFevr

    BevrFevr Well-Known Member

    I wonder how accurate that baby is?

  18. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    Probable more accurate than the beat up and worn out Afghani AKs.
  19. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member


    Good Shooting
  20. COHIBA

    COHIBA member

    it did look woodish in terrain. possibly northern iraq kurdish territory.
    isnt pro ord making a 4.9 lb AR that takes AK mags?

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