Originally Posted by Nectoxicdragon
Ive built HUNDREDS of 7.62 x 39 ARs for clients without a single issue because I supply the correct magazine not an adapted one and teach them about dirty ammo and it's consequences... Education is a wonderful thing.
Ok. It doesn't need a curved mag. If you keep it short.
What mags do you provide for an AR mag well that work 100 % for the 7.62x39 round. I've only been around about a half dozen ARs in 7.62x39. And with any high cap mag they would tend to fail to feed, because rounds would bind near the transition from the curved portion of the mag to the straightened portion that fit inside the mag well. Problem seem common enough that Rock River made a different lower to use AK mags to get a reliable high cap mag for the AR in this chambering.
I will say that with a 5 round hunting mag I have seen 7.62x39 ARs work fine. So if folks don't want a high cap for their AR then they are probably fine. If someone makes a reliable high cap mag in the chambering for these rifles I'd love to let a couple of my friends know who makes them.
As to the dirty ammo. Yeah, it might cause some issues, but even the .223/5.56 Wolf and Russian manufactured ammo is just as dirty, and I've seen ARs run a steady diet without cleaning for over a thousand rounds without cleaning, and still running fine, ( dirty but fine).
The real problem may lie somewhere in the middle. Just know what I've seen with the 5 or 6 7.62x39 ARs I've seen.
Here is a dirty AR that was still running.