5.45x39

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jpattersonnh, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I really wish someone would make a varmint gun in this caliber. I already own a CIP chambered CZ in 5.56/.223, but I like this cartridge. I bet it would be perfect for 35gr to 60gr. . Just a thought. I like different. Not to mention you can get 1080rnd cans of ammo for under 180.00 for trigger time.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have an AK74 semi and I really fell in love with the 5.45 round.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I'm selling my Romanian built AK74 semi. I love the round also. Just wish there was a bolt gun for it. I bet in a 24" barreled bolt gun it would be pretty devastating. Average in a 16" AK is 2900fps, bet it would hit 3200 as is.
     
  4. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Ithink its a great round and love its availability.

    if I wasnt already fully committed ot the AR platform with multiple guns and a large stash of 5.56 I might go there.
    but i have too many guns now as it is.

    If I were to start over I might considir going the AK74/5.45mm route and save tons of money
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get a 5,45 upper for the AR:)
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    +1..................
     
  7. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    But an AR upper still means the steel case problems with a direct impingement gas system exist.

    Then I might as well go ahead and buy Wolf in 223 and get the same price/problems trade-offs with my exisitng AR's

    Or is there a piston 5.45mm upper anywhere?:)
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    The chamber is not the same. The case also is also tapered slightly. Sure the cases get extra heat from the direct gas system, but if the upper is designed correctly, you should not have an issue.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.45×39mm
     
  9. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    You could look into a Steyr SSG-82. It's a 5.45x39mm bolt action sniper rifle. I saw an old auction for one from 2008. It was listed for $1400. You may be able to find one cheaper, or they may cost more now. Alternatively, you could have an Marlin X7 or an old Mauser rechambered for the round.

    Here's what the SSG-82 looks like.

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    Here's a link to the Marlin.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/x7.asp
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    An old Mauser?:eek::eek::eek: Not a bad idea w/ a yugo intermediate action.
    Not My standard '98 actions though. If I were to strip one, it would be for a 9.3x62. I have a rifle that I may do just that with one day. Have you seen the $$ of 5.45 now. Holy Sh!t. $100.00 increase in just a couple weeks per can(1080rnds). Reloads for my .223/5.56 CZ are going to suit me fine.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Blue, there is no steel case problem. Thousands and thousands of folks shoot Wolf in their ARs. I even use the old lacquer coated stuff.
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does shilen or Douglas make barrels in that caliber? It would be real slick to stick one on a savage.
     
  13. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I like the idea of a 7.62x39 bolt gun I bet that would be cheap and fun to shoot. Wish I could make one myself haha
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I think CZ makes one.