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Old November 6, 2012, 10:20 AM   #20
Mike Irwin
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"Well, jeepers creepers, thousands of commie-bloc uniformed personnel carried 7.62x25 weapons during many decades."

Yeah, they did. Because they were ISSUED to them. It wasn't exactly a case of their choosing those guns based on a list of options.


As I noted above, the Germans called it the Russian Ice Pick. The round wasn't know for doing a lot of damage to its target. The Germans felt their 9mm round was a much better stopper as it tended to do a lot more damage.

The major benefit the Soviet soldier had was that, if he was armed with a 7.62x25, it was most likely a PPSh that fired 900 rounds a minute. What a single round lacks in wounding ability is more than compensated for when you have that much lead flying.
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