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Old 04-23-2008, 09:39 AM   #21
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Oh, I am fully versed in the differences, but the recent changes in the 7.62x51mm platform for the AR have me pondering whether or not I need to upgrade my platform and stock one universal round. I could load one universal round - .308/7.62x51mm for both my sniper stick AND my AR. How can you go wrong with THAT??
That sounds good!
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in a shtf senario my ass will be in the woods. i would probally carry my stg-2000-c(7.62x39) and be happy. i can hit targets 100 yards away standing and using the standard sights with no problems. if i planned on residing in more open areas i would probally want at 7.62x51 and a scope. if shtf(which i think it is close) i think the rifle to choose should take the enviroment you are/plan to be in into consideration.

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #23
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I would go with a SCOPED 7.62d X 39. Sure, I wouldn't be able to hit out beyond say... 400 meters but in most SHTF situations the majority of your shots will probably be UNDER 100 yards any way. The bigger and heavier bullet will work to your advantage. If you couple a decent rifle with good tactics, because tactics are just as important as any rifle, then you'll have a winning combination.
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Oh, I am fully versed in the differences, but the recent changes in the 7.62x51mm platform for the AR have me pondering whether or not I need to upgrade my platform and stock one universal round. I could load one universal round - .308/7.62x51mm for both my sniper stick AND my AR. How can you go wrong with THAT??
I agree with Dillinger all the way can't go wrong with 7.62x51mm which is of course .308 sniper round especially with companies like armalite and dpms coming out with ar15 platforms pretty much the best of both worlds
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Both of my AR's are scoped - I have one in .308 and .223. They both print sub moa groups. The .223 is about 2.5 lbs lighter than the .308. But the .308 can reach out and really touch someone, even if he's sitting behind a 12" dia. tree. I would rather hump the .308 and know that anyone within 600yds of me is an easy target and is going down with one hit, and with FMJ's that includes vehicles.
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How about an M-4 clone that shoots the 7.62 X 39 cartridge? That's what I'm testing out now. It's the best of both worlds. The ergonomics of an M-4 with the harder hitting X 39 cartridge. The best of two worlds.
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The only problem is the 7.62 x 39mm cartridge has the flight characteristics of a Studebaker at decent ranges.
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The only problem is the 7.62 x 39mm cartridge has the flight characteristics of a Studebaker at decent ranges.
Now why'd you have to go insulting Studebakers like that? (GREAT signature, by the way! That's going in my collection of quotes.)

Seriously, I wouldn't want to stand in front of either round. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but NATO has mandated that all 5.56 rounds must be FMJ. This is a less-lethal round than a hollow-point, which is desirable. If you injure someone, their comrades must endanger themselves to rescue him and their medical facilities will be further-taxed by tending to him.

Ballistics research I've done suggest a .223 hollow point does as much or more damage as a 7.62x39, AND it has the advantage of being more accurate out past 100 yards.
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We currently live in the city here in CA. Come Spring or Summer, we will be living in the country in Oregon.

My thinking is: here in town, a powerful round because of urban cover and concealment. In the countryside, a powerful round because of cover, concealment and distance. To me that means 7.62X51.

My Springfield M1A Scout covers both situations. I have a 16" Mini 14 for a lightweight rifle/truck gun. I prefer to make fewer, but considerably larger holes.

I will be fifty nine this month and I'm definitely old school. The M14 was still in wide usage and the M16 was just coming in when I served. I like and trust my M1A.

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If I had the choice it would be a M1A BUt the CAR-15 would be my next choice...How ever I will take what I have at the time and am the best with.
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