I'm fairly certain a round that's damn near twice as wide as a K98's (diameter), significantly longer, and a higher grain count (=velocity) would annihilate a human being, no matter where they were shot. It may not make you "explode", but it would sure make a mess out of your insides.Im a 100% sure that it will dismbember legs and arms, but what if I shoot a soldier in the torso area, Im assuming that kind of caliber will just go through flesh without leaving a bloody mess, or am I wrong?
You are saying you know definitively that No anti tank rifle was ever used against infantry ever during WW2?Granted anti-tank rifles-as far as I know-weren't very accurate, and definitely would have never been used vs. infantry.
"AFAIK". Don't get your panties in a bunch.You are saying you know definitively that No anti tank rifle was ever used against infantry ever during WW2?
That might be the boldest statement I have ever heard on these forums.
Because you might have to (rifleman is shooting at you, he's too far away for your pistol, but the PTRS would get him no problem), or to take out hard points (enemy MG behind cover too thick for the rifles to penetrate, but the PTRS could penetrate it).Poor choice of words. The better question is WHY.
*shakes finger*Interesting concept, the sheer force of the round would mean it probably would not tumble upon entering the flesh like normal rounds, so the exit round won't be as horrific as smaller rounds create. The PTRD 14.5 round had Armour Piercing Incendiary variants, if you were shot by this then your clothes would catch fire as well as having a hole in you.
Granted anti-tank rifles-as far as I know-weren't very accurate, and definitely would have never been used vs. infantry.
Well, thing is that after 1943 the Soviets pretty much ceased using the PTRS in it's intended role... since it was rather useless.Surely the focus of an AT soldier is armour...I'd rather not see someone wander off with an AT weapon to pick at infantry due to some peverse pleasure they take in firing anti-material weaponry at people...when they should be doing a job on enemy tanks or (if they are more effective) dug in positions (MG nests etc).