i know the 7.62 cartridge is larger than the 22-250, but, how would that affect the price of a rifle? i saw a rifle chambered for 7.62 x 39 selling for $219 and the exact same model of the rifle chambered for 22-250 selling for $269. i asked the salesperson why the difference and they could not tell me. is the 7.62 an odd caliber or some other reason why it would be cheaper? both rifles were the exact same make and model and brand new. any problems getting ammo for the 7.62? is it going to be taken off the market because of it's 'assault rifle ammo status' and thus sellers are trying to dump them fast? sorta confused about this one. i had heard the 7.62 was a fairly good caliber for most any north american game.