OT - Inventor of AK-47 passes away

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    OT - Inventor of AK-47 passes away

    Alexi Kalashnikov passed away at 94...History channel had a special on him and his rifle a few years ago. The man literally had drawers full of medals, and no money. At the end it was brought up that had he been born in a capitalist country with patents, patent royalties, and patent licenses, the 500 million AK-47s made would have made him the worlds richest man.....

     
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    Alexi Kalashnikov passed away at 94...History channel had a special on him and his rifle a few years ago. The man literally had drawers full of medals, and no money. At the end it was brought up that had he been born in a capitalist country with patents, patent royalties, and patent licenses, the 500 million AK-47s made would have made him the worlds richest man.....

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    who cares? Those who invent things which serve mankind and those who lead great movements of justice and peace and those who work to cure diseases - celebrate them. Some guy who invented a great killing weapon? F him no loss

     
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    *ticket buddy*

     
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    Alexi Kalashnikov passed away at 94...History channel had a special on him and his rifle a few years ago. The man literally had drawers full of medals, and no money. At the end it was brought up that had he been born in a capitalist country with patents, patent royalties, and patent licenses, the 500 million AK-47s made would have made him the worlds richest man.....




    who cares? Those who invent things which serve mankind and those who lead great movements of justice and peace and those who work to cure diseases - celebrate them. Some guy who invented a great killing weapon? F him no loss

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    What a stupid thing to say. OK, let's not selebrate George Washington's life because he led an army which killed people. Like it or not, wars shaped the history of mankind and contributed greatly to the advances in technology. There would be no GPS now without military. If it was not for Soviets, Europe, Asia and Africa could have been under Nazi rule.

    BTW, guys, it's Mikhail Kalashnikov, not Alexi.

     

     
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    Was referred to as Alexi on the history channel show... AK his initials and 47, as in 1947 the year invented....

     
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    It didn't have great range or accuracy,

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    Assault rifles are designed to have limited range. That's the whole point.

     
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    He basically copied the German STG 44 idea.

     

     
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    Just to be clear, the AK-47 available to the general public are semi-auto.  The military uses fully automatic(which is illegal in the U.S).  So don't believe the media when they try an convince you it is an assault weapon.

     
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    Maybe A.K. was lucky to die poor.  The Winchester rifle made a fortune, but then the heir to the fortune inherited a peculiar fear.  She felt that the ghosts of all those people killed by Winchester rifles had come to haunt her. 

    There is a belief that remodeling gets rid of ghosts, because they don't stay attached to the new digs.  Mrs. Winchester spent the rest of her life using her fortune to expand her house, always building deliberately bizarre features into the house, such as stairways that went right into the ceiling and doors that opened only into walls.  You can tour the Winchester Mystery House today in San Jose. 

     
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    It didn't have great range or accuracy,

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    Assault rifles are designed to have limited range. That's the whole point.

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    Not all of them.  The M-16 for example has better range and accuracy but is a bit more complex in terms of design.

     

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    No. The M-16 fires an intermediate powered round. The 7.62x39 russian is approximately the same as the 5.56x45 NATO in this context. That's the whole point of an assault rifle. Whether one to the next has slightly better this or that is moot. The crux of the design is that it has the power to be effective at 300 yards (the longest range that most combat occurs), yet does not have the recoil of a full powered round (thus severely reducing climb when used in full-auto), and yet again is more lethal than a pistol round (see, tommy-gun).

    I see you know as much about firearms as you do about football. Not much.

     

     

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    You've said nothing to counter my point. The M16 was designed in the late 1940s and is an assault rifle and has a much better range and accuracy than the AK 47.

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    Here, nitwit, educate yourself about these two guns.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_the_AK-47_and_M16

     

    The two are roughly equivalent with the M-16 firing a lighter and smaller bullet. There is no significant difference in range or accuracy of either weapon, you moron.

     

     

     

     

     
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    You did nothing to counter and just want to argue because you've been so mortified over the past week trashing BB again as he draft picks rise up yet again to help our team

    Bad week for you and you're trying regain leverage.

    Edelman>Welker

    Nink = Vrabel

    BB's 2013 draft class looking good again.

    Nightmare situation for you and your group as you remove more and more accountability from Brady aas we near January in fear of what he might do in the AFC title game.

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    Nothing has changed regarding BB's mediocrity as a GM, except in your puny mind.

     
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    The M16 was also an assualt rifle with its desigin the 1940s just like the AK.

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    Wrong.

     
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    Exactly. That STG44 was a great gun for that era.  The Americans had the better traditional rifle with the Garand1 over the KAR98, but I'll take the STG44 all every day over the Thompson. Not even close, really. Way more accurate. Could be fired like a machine gun or a traditional rifle like you said.



    Assault rifles were designed to replace guns like both the Thompson and the Garand at the same time. That was the entire reason for the endeavor.

     

     
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    Just to be clear, the AK-47 available to the general public are semi-auto.  The military uses fully automatic(which is illegal in the U.S).  So don't believe the media when they try an convince you it is an assault weapon.

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    Other than having a different sear, the guns are the same.

     
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    Didn't they also have our GM or Chrysler engines, too?  I think it was the same engine in the Shermans?

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    No. The T-34 used a diesel engine.

     
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    Exactly. That STG44 was a great gun for that era.  The Americans had the better traditional rifle with the Garand1 over the KAR98, but I'll take the STG44 all every day over the Thompson. Not even close, really. Way more accurate. Could be fired like a machine gun or a traditional rifle like you said.

     

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    Assault rifles were designed to replace guns like both the Thompson and the Garand at the same time. That was the entire reason for the endeavor.

     

     

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    Whatever, Babe.  

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    That's okay Rusty. Just don't say incorrect things then be obstinate when I correct you, and we will get along just fine on this.

     

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