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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

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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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
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.
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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
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Out of curiosity what is tge effective range of a vepr 7.62x39 compared to a vepr .308

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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

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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.
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2 aks came in and im getting one
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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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.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
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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.
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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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