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Old 10-02-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about tagging along with some buddies this year and I'm wondering what kind of round you guys use for 7.62 x 39? Pros and cons what be great. Thx

And yes I know it says funting. Lol. Damn iPhone. It wouldn't let me edit the tittle

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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I shoot cheap steel cased stuff for practice in my SKS and it packs quite a punch, I would imagine just about any hunting ammo would be suitable.

I have heard very good things about Hornady though.

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I'm shooting steel core surplus as well for target. Just curious as to what i should be looking for. Size, weight, material.

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Look at the Hornady SST's, V-Max or if you desire to look stupid, the Z-Max.

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Brass too expensive. Been shooting Golden Tigers. Great ammo.

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I dont know what state you are in. But in many states it is illegal to use fmj ammo to hunt. In Colorado you would be required to use expanding bullets. Soft points are popular. If you are thinking of using an sks you will want to pick up a 5 round mag. In Colorado it is illegal to use a semi auto that will hold more than 5 in the mag. I am sure we are not the only state with a law like that.

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Shooting cheap steel cased ammo is great for punching paper and doing a lot of high volume shooting. But when it comes to a hunting round, spend the extra money on something that is likely to work well at expanding, penetrating deeply, and retaining the jacket and as much weight as possible. You are not going to go and dump these rounds by the hundreds so spending the extra won't be so bad. Besides, if you really put any effort into scouting, tracking, hunting, and buying the tags and other hunting supplies, you'd be pissed if you lost a deer because the bullet you chose sucked.

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Brass too expensive. Been shooting Golden Tigers. Great ammo.
You are clear he is asking about HUNTING ammo, right?

I like the Winchester SP's
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You are clear he is asking about HUNTING ammo, right?

I like the Winchester SP's
Oops. Yeah, I forgot to put a recommendation in there. I'll second the Winchester soft points. A shipmate of mine dropped a good sized mature buck last season using a 7.62x39 AR and the Winchester SP ammo.
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125 grain soft point is available from several mfgs. I have also seen some 150 grain soft points. Silver Bear has been 100% in my Mini 30 and is probably what I would use unless I hand loaded some rounds.

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