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Does it make sense to get an AR platform gun in the AK caliber?
Right now, that ammo is sooooo much more available. Not that I could get the rifle now, but when things settle down.
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I don't like ARs in x39, always seemed to me like the dirty Russian ammo would foul up a DI system mighty quick. I used to shoot that caliber a lot in an AKM variant and brass cased ammo is scarce and expensive. I say keep that caliber in the Kalashnikov action. AKs from companies like Arsenal can be had in .223 though and run great.
I just saw an AR-15 in .50 cal. That's the gun you want!
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Yeah I looked at uppers to convert the ar into a 50 bmg but came to my senses.
I have always thought a 7.62x39 AR would be pretty sweet too. You could have an accurate semi auto deer rifle that shot cheap ammo for plinking. I would personally handload for hunting but surplus for plinking. If I were in the market for an AR I would consider the 7.62x39 or even better .243 Win., but this is coming from a hunter not a target shooter.
I had one,I now have a used 7.62x39 barrel I'm putting up for sale,has some scratching in the finish forward of the frobnt sight post,put about a hundred rounds thru it and it fed and fired fine until a lug broke off the bolt,replacement bolts are like $65,I checked into a better bolt but they couldn't tell me if it would headspace on my barrel correctly,I built the upper into a piston 5.56 and am gonna throw the barrel on gunbroker for whatever I can get,they run $125 new
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7.62 x 39mm doesn't feed well in AR-15s because the cartridge is tapered and requires a more curved magazine. Since the AR-15 magwell is straight, the rounds don't sit straight in the magazine.
Sig make a nice one. You can get good ammo in 7.62, just like you can get filthy 223. Ya get what ya pay for!