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Ultimate_sig 01-05-2013 03:48 AM

7.62x39 or .308
 
Ok i need advice here getting an ak but im stumped on which one is more desirable. Which is more effective, more accurate, and will do more damage. If you had a choice which would you choose?

2 aks came in and im getting one

hoovco 01-05-2013 03:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig
Ok i need advice here getting an ak but im stumped on which one is more desirable. Which is more effective, more accurate, and will do more damage. If you had a choice which would you choose?

2 aks came in and im getting one

If it was in an AK style platform, I would go 7.62x39. It's cheap and plentiful.

As far as effectiveness, .308 has more power and range to it. It's pricier than 7.62x39 though.

Ultimate_sig 01-05-2013 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by hoovco (Post 1080507)

If it was in an AK style platform, I would go 7.62x39. It's cheap and plentiful.

As far as effectiveness, .308 has more power and range to it. It's pricier than 7.62x39 though.

Yea, i have an ar and that would be for accuracy so this one is for fun. So i may keep this one. A shop i ordered from made a mistake probibly from lack of common sense and i basicly had the choice of which one i wanted

Ultimate_sig 01-05-2013 04:04 AM

Out of curiosity what is tge effective range of a vepr 7.62x39 compared to a vepr .308

austin92 01-05-2013 10:02 AM

Can't the 308 b shot through one of the 7.62 calibered rifles? Like the 223/5.56. Heard this somewhere but never verified it and don't remember the second number

marc29th 01-05-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by austin92 (Post 1080699)
Can't the 308 b shot through one of the 7.62 calibered rifles? Like the 223/5.56. Heard this somewhere but never verified it and don't remember the second number

.308 is 7.62x51 but as usual the military 7.62x51 is a hotter load.

PanBaccha 01-05-2013 12:10 PM

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Ok i need advice here getting an ak but im stumped on which one is more desirable. Which is more effective, more accurate, and will do more damage. If you had a choice which would you choose?

2 aks came in and im getting one

I waited at least eight months before I found mine on a table at a gun show. Couldn't believe it. An AKM 1967 Romanian WASR 10/63. Everything checked out when I had examined it closely. It was going for $529 just last summer. To this day it had fired over 4000 rds without a mishap. A wonderful buy, at a wonderful price.

robocop10mm 01-05-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by austin92 (Post 1080699)
Can't the 308 b shot through one of the 7.62 calibered rifles? Like the 223/5.56. Heard this somewhere but never verified it and don't remember the second number

Wrong. I have heard a bunch of vets (primarily Vietnam era) state this. Absolutely NOT true. the NATO round is 12mm longer and will not fit in a typical AK. I think this "military legend" stems from the fact that Soviet artillery and morters are generally 1mm larger than US. It may be possible for them to use a US 81 mm morter in their 82 mm tube.

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Originally Posted by marc29th (Post 1080717)
.308 is 7.62x51 but as usual the military 7.62x51 is a hotter load.

Nope, wrong again. The US loading of .308 is hotter than the NATO loading. It is the opposite of the .223/5.56 relationship

bluez 01-05-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1080918)
The US loading of .308 is hotter than the NATO loading. It is the opposite of the .223/5.56 relationship

ooo Interesting.
I did not know that.:)

Ultimate_sig 01-05-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1080918)

Wrong. I have heard a bunch of vets (primarily Vietnam era) state this. Absolutely NOT true. the NATO round is 12mm longer and will not fit in a typical AK. I think this "military legend" stems from the fact that Soviet artillery and morters are generally 1mm larger than US. It may be possible for them to use a US 81 mm morter in their 82 mm tube.

Nope, wrong again. The US loading of .308 is hotter than the NATO loading. It is the opposite of the .223/5.56 relationship

But if its chanber in .308 it can shoot the 51


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