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Caliber and magazine capacity

In reality the AK (AK-47) is chambered for 7,62x39mm and uses 30 round magazines - it's well known. But - from what we see in FT plus the fact that Fallout is an alternate history timeline - may be for Fallout universe the fact is that AK-47 was developed for 7,62x51mm instead and used 24 rounds magazines? This would explain some things with the armoury
However, another explanation may be that AK-47s manufactured AFTER nuclear war were chambered for 7,62x51 as there were stockpiles of such ammunitions kept in surviving Pre-War storages and these cartridges were easy to come by

So what do you think?

Sign your posts. Many of the weapons in FOT conflict with the branching timeline of the Fallout universe. I think the possible reason for the differences in the real world weapon and the in-game weapon are either; A) The developers didn't bother to fully research the weapons and make them accurate (most likely) or B) Balanced the AK47 against the other assault rifle class weapons (less likely). As for your theories, I don't think there were a lot of people or places capable of manufacturing a large quantity of modified weapons post war, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. Mr. Sully 07:03, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

So - I tend to agree with you - if concerning the real-world aspect. It could be a yet another oversight -like P90 using 9mm ammo. -- 11:40, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Given that the Sniper Rifle was 'rechambered' from a .308, to a 7.62, it's possible the AK's were as well. In this case it's a matter of changing bore length, lower receiver for the magazine, and a larger magazine. All of which are certainly possible given the simplicity of the weapon, and the larger round would probably account for the loss of magazine capacity. As would the lack of springs, which you would want to preserve as long as possible so loading only 24 rounds would help. Triaxx2 18:41, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

It could be the rifle was made with a .308 saiga lower.


Well... just a question for admins - it seemes like BOTH photos should be in an article- both in-game and real-world (hence the game uses weapon, existing in real world). Could this be done -- 20:19, 19 June 2009 (UTC)