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7.62 x 39 Poll

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Dirty Harry, Nov 1, 2017.

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What platform for 7.62x39?

  1. Buy AK47

    42 vote(s)
    84.0%
  2. Build AR47

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Buy Something different. (Ruger Ranch 30)

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Nov 1, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I asked a question in the AR15 bs thread that got some traction so I wanted to poll the masses.

    Quick facts: I've got the full set up for building an AR15. I've already built a carbine and a midlength. I also own an SKS but I'd like a more reliable platform for this caliber.
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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    OmegaMan73

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    I know It's not on your list but I'd Get a CZ 527 in 7.62x39 over a ruger any day. You'll pay more for the CZ but you'll know where the money went. Deep bluing and nice walnut over plastic flimsy stocks. 5 round detachable magazine with a tunable set trigger.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    Connormc11

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    What is you goal for this caliber. why are you so set on 7.62?
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    If you want 7.62x39 just get an AK-47. Sometimes the simplest solution is also the best. This is one of those cases. I've got high-end AK-47's and I've got cheap AK-47's and in the end they all do the same thing.
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    Yup cheap AK it does the job!
     
  6. Nov 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    Fun, cheap shooting mainly. Possible truck guy/self defense. Id prefer reliability over accuracy.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    This is the only way to go when going with 7.62x39.

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  8. Nov 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    If reliability is your main concern, AK is probably the way to go.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2017 at 5:47 AM
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  10. Dec 4, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    I have a wasr-10 and I can hit damn near anything I want to at about 125 or so yards never had a problem with it jamming or not wanting to work. Very reliable and easy to take down and clean. If I had a choice I would take an ak with me to fight over an m16
     
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  11. Dec 12, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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  12. Dec 13, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    The best platform for this cartridge is an AK, pure and simple. I went down the Sig 556R rabbit hole a few years ago. It was an absolute piece of crap (not that I've had luck with any Sig manufactured after 2000). It was pretty, but it couldn't hold a candle to my SBR'd Draco and even my WASR's (fixed stock and underfolder) ran circles around it. After 3 trips back to Sig, I sold it back to the gun store. Never again.

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    And to show my true love for the platform, my PSL in 7.62x54R
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  13. Dec 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    Cheap, and truck gun/self defense doesn't go together.
     
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    Yep WASR-10 all day.
     
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    The 7.62x39 is one of my favorite cartridges. Ammo is cheap for what it is and easy to find. I have a WASR 10/63 and a CZ 527, a bolt action rifle designed to shoot the cheap surplus ammo. I’d grab the WASR over my AR 15 in an SD situation. I’m currently looking for another platform in 7.62x39 and really like the Faxon ARAK-21, but the cost is making me choke. Also thinking of the Galil Ace, but the price is steep. The Windham Weaponry 7.62×39 SRC is another one I am looking at for a lower cost. Lots of choices today in 7.62x39, but for cheap (a relative term at best), it’s hard to beat the good old AK-47. Lots of manufactures of AK’s out there, some good some not so good, so do your research. The WASR is a proven platform.
     
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  18. Oct 29, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    I have and love my Robeinson Arms XCR. It has an eleven inch barrel so it’s great suppressed. I shot two cases of wolf steel case through it without cleaning it. Towards the end it started to get sluggish. Half the rounds shot were suppressed.
     
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  19. Oct 29, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    I like my WASRs but I love my POLY TECH LEGEND
     
  20. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:49 PM
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    If I was buying a 7.62x39 gun, it would be a Bren 2 or VZ 58 that hasn't been touched by Century.

    The only real AK I'd consider is a 2nd Gen Zastava PAP.
     

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