Krebs 9x39 prototype!?!

Rwjeter

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#11
It’s interesting. I’m shooting 220grn SMK’s at a nominal velocity of 1,000fps (manufacturer’s claim, I haven’t chrono’ed it), that’s 489 ft/lbs ME.

A sample load of the 9x39mm is a 259grn pill at 920fps, for 487 ft/lbs ME. Virtually identical.

Of course, you could handload that 259grn bullet and get it up to 1,000fps, that would give you 575 ft/lbs. All things considered, 88 ft/lbs is negligible. For instance, a 36grn CCI MiniMag at 1280fps has a ME of 131 ft/lbs.
I honestly figured there would be more energy out of the 9x39. Very interesting.
 

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#17
Looks like a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
Thats where you arent seeing the bigger picture. This a long time coming, carefully crafted plan to get these rifles in the hands of the americans that want them.
2-3 years ago wolf started importing the ammo for semingly no reason. There wasnt a single production rifle available in 9x39. There were only a handful of custom rifles out there. Now we already have ar parts and an ak offering from a well respected builder.
Its only a matter of time. Is it for everyone? No. Is it a neat relic of the cold war? Absolutely.

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