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gunnovice09 04-01-2012 07:31 PM

ar question
What's the accuracy of an ar in a 7.62x39 compared to that of 5.56 (.223)? What's the negatives to it being chambered in 7.62?

Quentin 04-01-2012 07:36 PM

Not as accurate, especially as the distance increases.

mjkeat 04-01-2012 08:53 PM

The above plus you don't have the variety of ammunition.

gunnovice09 04-01-2012 09:36 PM

I appreciate it guys guess illget it in 223 besides if I ever want 762 upper my wife's dad has one. Thanks again guys

lbwar15 04-01-2012 09:43 PM

Get it in 5.56 make sure it says 5.56. A 223 can not fire 5.56. But the 5.56 can fire .223 an 5.56

Sniper03 04-01-2012 10:06 PM


Regarding 15's post. Most all of the present AR Manufacturers chamber their weapons for 5.56. Some of their literature states 223/5.56 Cal. This is only so they can relate to the caliber. As he stated 5.56 and 223 will shoot fine in the 5.56 chamber. But for example you had an older bolt action rifle that was truly chambered for 223 Remington you would not want to shoot 5.56 in it. It would be dangerous to do so. The 5.56 has a higher chamber pressure and different chambers. I would advise to choose a 5.56 AR over the 7.62X39when you get one. Later if you wanted a 7.62 X39 you could just buy a complete upper and magazine and you would be good to go!
Also delivery times are starting to get longer and longer due to the present demand for ARs. So you probably should get it as soon as possible.:)

gunnovice09 04-01-2012 10:53 PM

Thanks guys I didn't know that they weren't interchangeable in a .223 barrel

BenLuby 04-01-2012 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by gunnovice09 (Post 758800)
Thanks guys I didn't know that they weren't interchangeable in a .223 barrel

Yup. Get a 5.56 or Wylde chambered round. AgentTikki has a good introductory primer stickied at the top of the page.

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