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mach1337 11-22-2010 07:10 PM

7.62x39 AR who has one?
 
So I will be finishing my Ar up in the jan-Mar time frame and thinkin about my next Rifle now. I really want something that shoots 7.62x39 due to its popularity and the fact that if/when tshtf everyone and there mothers will have 7.62 to scavanage from. BUT I really dont like AK's no offense great guns do there job well tuff as hell. but just dont like the way the look or feel when i shoot them.

Started to look into a AR in 7.62x39 and know about the problems with the laquer coated ammo and the DI gas system that occur. And also about the problem with the mags but as i have seen someone made a mag that solves that problem.So i started lookin at a complete upper in 7.62 thats a Gas Piston setup for a reasonable price. Anyone have one and what are your thoughts on it?

Or do you have some recommendations on a different rifle chambered in that round.

Dillinger 11-22-2010 07:25 PM

We have discussed this option several times. One of the concensus that has arisen:

You are paying WAY too much for a platform that is taking away one of it's founding principles ( AR - accurate, D.I. driven system and a round with range ) to trade for some of the downsides of the other platform ( AK - limited range and accuracy, barrel vibration under fire due to op rod system ).

Granted, you get a harder hitting round inside 100-150 yards, but then you have the draw back of being able to accurately shoot to 200 or 300.

Personally, if you have to have the 7.62 x 39mm platform, I would just get a decent AK and stock up on ammo. The AR variant really isn't going to give you much great performance and it's going to cost 2 or 3 times as much.

JonM 11-22-2010 07:31 PM

or just get a ruger mini-30 if your really gotta have a mediocre round i would go with the ruger.

mach1337 11-22-2010 09:36 PM

Thanks Dillinger I saw the thread once before but my searchin failed to find that thread again. And I know that the AR vs the AK is more expensive but I wasnt really asking if it was worth it. But I was asking if anyone on here had one and how they like/liked it. I really dont like the Aks is all not too big a fan of the sks either. mini 40 i could live with but would rather have a AR...

Also i dont think that I am a 300Yrd shooter. Im more of a 150yrd and less shooter. so a good across the room/street/yard gun would be all that im lookin for anyway. And if im shoothin that far i will be using the bolt gun!

Dillinger 11-22-2010 09:47 PM

I just don't see 7.62 x 39mm being as plentiful as people think should the need arise.

Who has it? People that love their AK's and their SKS' and they horde it.

You aren't going to find pallets of it at your local sporting goods shop, unless you have a giant shop like a Sportco.

You aren't going to find it in police cars, precints, armories, National guard depots and stash points.

The people that have it already, probably aren't going to be the ones commonly found laying on the battlefield ready to be looted. :cool::confused:

I don't personally see any benefit to try to reload for that cartridge, so I just keep coming back to money spent versus possible "reward".

If you have an AR that you like, buy a cheap AK to give to Cleetus from down the street in trade, or for his help defending the home stead when the space zombies hit the wire. :D

Dillinger 11-22-2010 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mach1337 (Post 390408)
Also i dont think that I am a 300Yrd shooter. Im more of a 150yrd and less shooter. so a good across the room/street/yard gun would be all that im lookin for anyway. And if im shoothin that far i will be using the bolt gun!

If that is the case, have you looked at the larger, big bore style uppers for your existing AR?

orangello 11-22-2010 09:54 PM

One of the things i LOVE about my SKS is the inexpensive ammo available, notably the Wolf brand stuff; my SKS loves it and doesn't mind the dirt and grit. My buddy used some in his AR-15 (.223) last week & had many, many failures, though the PMC rounds ran fine. I doubt that all AR's are as dirt-sensitive or brand-picky as his seems to be, but i wouldn't want to feed an AR i had worked to pay for a steady diet of cheap, comparatively dirty ammo. I would also be hesitant about using the surplus stuff with the corrosive primers in a comparatively pricey AR, but my SKS and my buddy's WASR seem fine with it.

Just my bit.

mach1337 11-23-2010 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 390419)
If you have an AR that you like, buy a cheap AK to give to Cleetus from down the street in trade, or for his help defending the home stead when the space zombies hit the wire. :D

JD you have yet agian made me think of something in a different way then before...

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 390420)
If that is the case, have you looked at the larger, big bore style uppers for your existing AR?

yeah i have been looking at a larger bore upper for the ar. I know i want somethin a lil bigger for knock down power and just for well i want one. would love to have a beowulf but the cost of shooting is the biggest factor. i dont mind the initial cost its really the ammo cost that im lookin at. want somethin i can enjoy shootin without goin broke on ammo.

mach1337 11-23-2010 05:23 PM

So no my question is does anyone have a .300 Whisper upper? looks so good seems like it would do the job that i want too!

Dillinger 11-23-2010 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mach1337 (Post 390598)
JD you have yet agian made me think of something in a different way then before...

Glad I could help. ;)

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Originally Posted by mach1337 (Post 390877)
So now my question is does anyone have a .300 Whisper upper? looks so good seems like it would do the job that i want too!


That is a nice round. It will definitely do a lot of what you are looking for, but you are probably going to have to jump into the deep end and reload to make it cost effective.

We built a .300 Whisper ( boltgun on a Remmy 700 with a Bell & Carlson stock ) for a guy who does all sorts of varmint and coyoting ( he lives in Montana and has property for days apparently ) and he LOVES it.


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