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homelessguy01 05-13-2012 11:00 AM

5.45 uppers
 
Spikes and smith both make them anyone have any experience with them? I saw some pics online with guys having corrosion problems

jpattersonnh 05-13-2012 11:18 AM

That is the issue, corrosive ammo. I just dump boiling water down the bore, gas tube, on the piston and bolt of mt AK and clean as usual. An AR would be a PITA.

homelessguy01 05-13-2012 11:20 AM

Yea 600 bucks is the price of an ak anyway.

MikeJK 05-13-2012 03:23 PM

Unless you were using it as a training aide to save a little on ammunition. But then again I'm not up on the coat of that ammunition. Besides .22 dedicated ARs are readily available and cheap as is the ammunition.

homelessguy01 05-13-2012 05:07 PM

I was considering the spikes for high round count shooting as the ammo is only 130 bucks for 1080 with similar ballistics to the 5.56. But I think il stick with my original BCM plan

Who knows the 5.45 ammo might dry up in the current state of affairs

locutus 05-13-2012 07:43 PM

I would never consider corrosive ammo a problem. You just clean your weapon slightly differently.

"Take care of your weapon, and your weapon will take care of you.":)

What your D.I. said in boot camp is still true.

And depending on how future history unfolds, 5.45 just might be the second most readily available ammo on the battlefield.


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