Russian Assault Rifle Beats USAs 1 That Jams In The Snow

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News 

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This is the moment a weapons expert compares the AK-12 against the American-produced M4 assault rifle with the Russian gun apparently coming out on top as the USA gun jams in the snow.

The rifle test was carried out by weapons expert Georgy Gubich at the offices of Kalashnikov Concern, although it was not confirmed whether it took place at their Moscow office or the company’s headquarters in Izhevsk in the western Russian republic of Udmurt.

The test results were later published on Kalashnikov Media’s website.

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The two rival rifles were tested at a distance of 50 metres from the target and Gubich analysed the weapons’ effectiveness, ease of use, recoil, firing speed and how practical they are to reload.

Gubich said that both rifles had very similar results.

A final test took place outside and both assault rifles were first dipped in water and then freezing snow for about half an hour.

The Russian rifle fared better than its American counterpart which reportedly jammed in the cold conditions.

The AK-12, designed and manufactured by Kalashnikov, is a Russian assault rifle that is currently the latest in the AK-Pattern series of assault rifles.

The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle with a 14.5-inch barrel and a telescoping stock.

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The M4 carbine is used by the United States Armed Forces and has largely replaced the M16 rifle as the primary infantry weapon and service rifle.

In previous tests, the AK-47 has always fared well for rugged reliability and has a malfunction rate of one per 1,000 rounds fired. It is often built with generous clearances, allowing it to function easily in a dirty environment with little or no maintenance, making it reliable but less accurate.

The M16 has always had a reputation for poor reliability and has a malfunction rate of two per 1,000 rounds fired. When firing, the amount of heat deposited in the receiver can cause the essential lubricant to be burned away. Lack of proper lubrication is the most common source of weapon stoppages or jams.

The original M16 fared poorly in the jungles of Vietnam and was famous for reliability problems in the harsh environment.

Netizen ‘Leonid Volobuyev’ said: “The M4 is for sports while the AK is for war!”

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