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ar upper chambered for 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 40204ever, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    40204ever

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    I know this may be heracy.

    I have a bunch of this ammo.

    I just ordered one yesterday. Does anyone have one?

    What are your thoughts?

    Please don't call me a heretic. I'm sensitive.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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  3. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Thanks. Those are the same problems I heard about. My buddy works at a gun shop in Houston and has built up several of these and states he has the mag and bolt issues licked. I will post pics and issues/solutions when I get the components together. If it completely sucks. I will serve as a warning to others. I was looking for a cheaper trash round for plinking and three gun stuff. I also have a pile of ammo in this caliber.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    I wouldn't waste my time with the 7.62x39 on an AR-15 platform. I have never heard anything good about them. Also, I recently did a 6x45 conversion on a 5.56 M&P15. I wouldn't recommend it either if anyone tries to persuade you. I have yet to see any real benefits other then the obvious, but with what I've gained, I have lost in other areas.

    You should check out the Remington 6.8 SPC. It is a hell of a round and will take on a 7.62x51 any day of the week. Very, very accurate with no where near the recoil.



    EDIT: oops, I didn't realize you had already ordered the upper. Keep us posted! I'm interested to see if you can get the mag/ejector issues squared away. If so, this wouldn't be a bad setup IMO.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    i have a romanian wasr ak-47 chambered in 7.62x39 way cheaper just as much fun. but no ar
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    My buddy found some one piece magazines that were made just for the AR. The old ones were apparently chopped up gi mags with the lips of a SKS Mag welded to it. I do not know the manufacture of the new mags. I will pick them up later this week.

    The bolt may or may not be an issue. We will have to see.

    I will let you know. I wonder if it will sound like an AK or an AR. Or just a single shot rifle with a broken shell casing stuck in the chamber.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Do you have to get some kind of mag adapter?

    It probably would have been better overall to just get something like a WASR instead.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    There is a one piece mag built specifically for 7.62x39. I don't know The manufacturer yet. I will pick them up in a day or two. I will post a pic.

    The barrel is out 10 weeks+ due to the obama panic.

    I think this upper will be worthwhile. It is primarily for grins. If it sucks I'll admit it. So far I have $620.00 in the upper, bolt and magazines.

    I can always use the barrel it to poke the fire.

    I will get back to you with more details.....
     
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