Originally Posted by czwicky
Ive been looking around for a 7.62x39 Ar for groundhog/coon hunting. Yes i know a little overpowered but anyways ive heard things about ar's chambered in this caliber cycling and jamming quite a bit. I use ONLY brass cased ammo so im not worried about the issues of coated steel. But are there any companys who have sorted out the issue with this caliber in tbe ar platform? Id prefer the x39 or the x51 or .308 only because its a bit cheaper to shoot. Ive looked at .300 aac blackout but yet again expensive ammo for my itchy trigger finger :-)
The .300 BLK is actually cheaper than brass x39. Cheaper even than the white box stuff at Wally's. That stuff runs around $15 a box plus tax per 20 while .300 BLK runs $130 shipped per 200.
We have beaten the steel cased thing to death but I'll say a properly built/ lubed AR will cycle anything even w/o cleaning.
The angle of the x39 case can cause problems in the AR. I had a x39 AR that functioned great but sold it due to the price of brass cased non corosive x39 and went w/ .300 BLK.
I would highly recommend .300 BLK over x39 in an AR all day long.
If you must have x39 look at www.AR15performance.com