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Old 10-22-2013, 01:08 AM   #61
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Exactly. Can't MagPul make that? Couldn't they make them with a last round hold open as well?

Also, I don't understand what people mean when they say x39 is tapered. Isn't 5.56 tapered too?
It's about how many degrees of taper the cases have. Look at a 5.56 and 7.62x39 side by side. Or better yet, lay several down on a table all stacked next to each other. If you set 20 of each together you will see the 7.62 rounds create a curve that is much more pronounced than the 5.56 rounds will.

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It's about how many degrees of taper the cases have. Look at a 5.56 and 7.62x39 side by side. Or better yet, lay several down on a table all stacked next to each other. If you set 20 of each together you will see the 7.62 rounds create a curve that is much more pronounced than the 5.56 rounds will.
Right...
Imagine the curve if .243 was a semi round.....
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Well .243 is a .308 cases necked down and as far as I know they don't have that much taper either.
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Right...
Imagine the curve if .243 was a semi round.....
The .243 case isn't that severe of a taper. I't's just a necked down .308 case. M1A mags are fairly straight, as are FAL/L1A1 Mags and G3 Mags.
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Well .243 is a .308 cases necked down and as far as I know they don't have that much taper either.
You really are keeping pace with me, or actually beating me to the punch
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You really are keeping pace with me, or actually beating me to the punch
And I am not offering anything constructive...sorry to divert.
Agree with above.
My vote AK, BTW.
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You really are keeping pace with me, or actually beating me to the punch
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Well I think I may go wasr after I pick up my 1903 on wed. Liked the pap but then read they don't have the chrome lined barrels and that kinda turned me off. Plus the wasr's are cheaper too. I'll post picks of the 1903 when I pick it up.
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Well I think I may go wasr after I pick up my 1903 on wed. Liked the pap but then read they don't have the chrome lined barrels and that kinda turned me off. Plus the wasr's are cheaper too. I'll post picks of the 1903 when I pick it up.
I've been pleasantly surprised with my WASR that I rescued from the pawn shop. It is fairly accurate (despite internet rumors, but maybe I got lucky.) It has been reliable with Barnaul, Wolf, Golden Tiger, Herters, Brown Bear, and even Tula ammo so far, But I only have used the Crapco mag that came with it for a few rounds and then stuck with Chinese and East German Steel mags after that. The Tapco worked fine, but I still didn't trust it.
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It really depends on where you are! Where I live 100 / 200 yards is a long shot.
Ak hands down because it works every time and the ammo is cheap oh and it works every time!
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