.223 VS 7.62x39 availability

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by HawkI, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    Sorry if this is a repeating thread... First of all, I'm looking into buying a saiga rifle. I know that they are chambered in .223 and 7.62, as well as a couple others. Only based on price and availability of ammo, what would be a wiser choice between the two?
     
  2. APPDS

    APPDS New Member

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    I think that you'll find that the 7.62 is IMHO the better and wiser choice as far as ammo is concerned.....
     

  3. Ruzai

    Ruzai New Member

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    Sometimes you can get 1,000 rounds of 7.62x39 for under $400 if you find a good deal. .223 is just harder to find because of all of the AR-15s floating around.
     
  4. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    What are you going to be using it for? Just shooting atr the range I would go for the .223 If you are going to hunt with it I would go with the 7.62X39.
    My honest opinion, But you know what hey say about opinions and a certain body part:D.
    F.K.
     
  5. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Since the import ammo mysteriously appeared a while back both those calibers are pretty easy to find around here. And both are not priced to bad. I see more 223 ammo than most pistol calibers at the local Walmart(s). And the online venders seem to have a good enough supply of them both I"m seeing sales on them.

    So..AS Fisherking said..
    The answer to that question will get you a better answer than anything else.
     
  6. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Both .223 and 7.62x39 are cheep but I would have to give the edge in price to the 7.62x39
     
  7. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    It won't be for hunting, but rather just blasting targets at the range.
     
  8. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    I would go for .223 then better acuracy and more platforms to shoot from.
    F.K.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Go with a 5.45x39 Saiga. Ammo is still under $150.00 for 1080 rounds.
     
  10. Ken1238

    Ken1238 New Member

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    Can 7.65 be fired from .223 rifle????

    I have a Saiga .223 rifle. Can it also fire 7.65 rounds? they fit into magazine.
     
  11. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    Only if you rebarrel it to 7.65 and get a diffrent bolt.
    F.K.
     
  12. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    For quick access to ammo - .223 would be easier than 7.62 x 39, local that is! Local a see only a box or two on the shelves of 7.62 x 39.
     
  13. RAVINGRAY

    RAVINGRAY New Member

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    Will a 7.62 fire in a .223?

    Absolutely not!
     
  14. 9mmar

    9mmar New Member

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    I would go with 7.62x39. Alot cheaper to shoot. 1000 rounds under $225.00 shipped.