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#3083
Underwater AK 47
RichKeller - 8/07/2013 4:39 AM
Replies: 6

This takes underwater hunting to a new level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cp5gdUHFGIQ
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WarmWaterTurner - 8/07/2013 7:21 AM
WOW! Plus if a bungee it to my rig - I will need less weight......hummmm. I dont think the wife will buy that one!
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seabasealpha - 8/07/2013 12:13 PM
Tempted to "try this at home"... (just kidding)
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RichKeller - 8/07/2013 3:24 PM
The bullet only went 5-7 feet because he was using an AK 74 not a 47. Most people have no idea what an AK 74 is so it was easier to list it as what everyone thinks it was. The 74 uses a smaller round like an M 16 and gets its punch the same way, by tumbling when the round hits the body. If you go back you can see that very clearly in one of the slow motion shots that the round is going sideways towards the end.
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seabasealpha - 8/07/2013 6:08 PM
A bullet from any production weapon, of any caliber and muzzle velocity will lose most of its energy within 5-7 feet because of the properties of water, some of them illustrated in the video, as well as the resistance of water as we’re all well aware here. I looked at the slow motion of the action cycling, and this is indeed a 7.62x39mm "AK-47" and not a 5.45x39mm "AK-74." Sure, a 5.56mm round from an M-16 or a 5.45mm round from an AK-74 will tumble when it encounters water, ballistic gelatin, human tissue, etc, but so will 7.62x39.
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UWnewbee - 8/08/2013 8:07 AM
the ak74 has a higher muzzle velocity than the ak47