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buying an ak type (7.62 or 5.56)

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by zorkd, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. zorkd

    zorkd

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    are there outfits that reload the 7.62x39?

    i am tempted to get the 7.62 norinco ak since it's less than P50 grand out the door price but the fact that ammo is not that common is making me think twice.

    any fellow bogs use a 7.62x39 rifle?

    the 5.56 ak is about P75 grand.

    AK users, what caliber did you choose?
     
  2. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    I owned both, but 7.62x39 rounds are far more expensive than 5.56... you won't be competing with the 7.62x39 either due to accuracy issues over long ranges, plus you also have to think of overpenetration issues.
     

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    Sir Zorkd, where are you going to buy the norinco AK from? Is it available for civilians? Thanks
     
  4. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    go for the 5.56. ammo is easier to find and the 5.56 unit is easier to sell. what you save on the 7.62 unit, you'll burn on the expensive ammo + more.
     
  5. zorkd

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    i am thinking the argument for 5.56 really wins, at least armscor makes 5.56 so it will not be too expensive.

    7.62 sells for P55 a pop and i don't even know if anybody reloads these.

    thanks for the input KS, 9mx. see you around, sa S.O.E. hehe.
     
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    saan ba available ang AK in 7.62x39 na norinco?



    jojo
     
  7. theTactician

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    love AK's man... they rock and roll. good thing they're selling norinco AK's there. saan naman makakabili niyan?
     
  8. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    I don't get it why 7.62x39 ammo is expensive here. They're very cheap elsewhere including the US and is one of the reasons the AK and SKS is so popular now in the US. Much cheaper in fact than 5.56 ammo.
     
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    My SKS is 7.62x39. I managed to scrounge from friends about 200 rounds of Wolf Military Hollowpoints and Golden Tiger FMJ before the gun ban.

    The AK I sold is 5.56mm. I would buy one again after the gun ban.
     
  10. paltik454

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    Go for the AK 2000 (5.56) so you dont have to worry much about the logistics. Twin Pines do accept reloading services for the 7.62x39 and before the gun ban they offered me the AK47 at P45,000 unit price. Here is the scoop from FED, they will no longer issue High power FA License to civilians. :upeyes:
     
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    Twin Pines reloads the 7.62. but, they have a minimum order of 100rnds and it is not cheap also.

    practicality wise, i would go for the 5.56. we have the 7.62 and my friend has the 5.56. both are nice. but it boils down to availability of the ammo.
     
  12. darwin25

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    I think Twin Pines uses odd bullet weights for their 7.62x39. 90 grains versus the standard 123-125 grains common for the caliber.
     
  13. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

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    What about those issued licenses, can they be still renewed?
     
  14. zorkd

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    as for the price of 7.62 in .ph, i think there are no big outfits that locally manufacture 7.62x39 ammo.

    and from a dealer's standpoint I suppose the greater demand for 5.56 makes them choose that over the 7.62
     
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    Yes sir, they are pertaining to new purchases and I think Transfer Of Lic.are not included.
     
  16. darwin25

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    I don't think we need local manufacturers for the 7.62x39. In the US, imported ammo from former com-bloc countries are much more plenty and cheaper than US made ammo. Former com-bloc countries have huge surplus inventories of 7.62x39, 5.45x39 and 7.62x54. And even commercially produced imported ammo is still much cheaper than US made commercial ammo. In many cases, buying these imported ammo makes more economical sense for shooters than reloading them.
     
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    A crate of 1,120 rounds of Czechoslovakian S&B corrosive 7.62x39 ammo sells for CDN$195.00 here. With the exchange rate of approximately P45.00-CDN$1.00, a round costs P7.83.
     
  18. zorkd

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    wow that is cheap
     
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    yeah, 7.62's are indeed cheaper here.
     
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    That is only USD3.37 per box of 20. I'm lucky to get USD5.00 per box of 20 here. My stash is down to about 500 rds so I told my son not to shoot the SKS too much or he can start reloading for it.