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dklaw1619 04-25-2012 01:08 AM

5.56 or 7.62x39
 
I'm getting ready to build my first AR but due to the cost of ammo I was thinking about going with the Russian cartridge. Can I get someone opinion. Thank you.

dickpalmer 04-25-2012 01:11 AM

Stay away from the 7.62X39. It doesn't feed reliably in the AR platform.

purehavoc 04-25-2012 01:12 AM

If you plan on shooting steel cased ammo they will be within pennies per round. 5.56 , more accurate, better distance and readily available here in the US on every shelf

JonM 04-25-2012 01:20 AM

if ammo cost is foremost then check out the 5.45x39 readily available at lower cost than 7.62

MikeJK 04-25-2012 01:31 AM

When comparing apples to apples, steel to steel, and brass to brass they run the same in price. In fact the non corrosive brass 7.62x39 ammunition I've seen costs more than its 5.56 counterpart.

okdonk 04-25-2012 03:14 AM

U still can get the .223 by using Wolf or Tulammo brands. They are russian made and steel cases. Some users are happy with both brands. But my DD jams with Tula.

Axxe55 04-25-2012 03:21 AM

5.56 if i'm building an AR. 7.62x39 if i am building an AK. just my thoughts.

MikeJK 04-25-2012 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okdonk (Post 781261)
U still can get the .223 by using Wolf or Tulammo brands. They are russian made and steel cases. Some users are happy with both brands. But my DD jams with Tula.

How and with what do you lube it? What buffer are you using?

okdonk 04-25-2012 04:04 AM

I lube my guns with Mobil 1 5-30 Synthetic oil just like i put in my cars. Any buffer tube will work just fine.

okdonk 04-25-2012 04:05 AM

Sorry, i meant to say i use Spike's T2 buffers for my ARs.


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