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Went on a 7.62x39 binge!

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by emt1581, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Towards the end of last week I bought 2000rds. of 7.62x39 FMJ Wolf ammo. Then I reserved myself a backordered Draco AK pistol. Then this morning I ordered a Saiga 7.62x39 rifle. And about an hour ago I bought a Yugo SKS.

    I've always been a fan of the 7.62x39 round/guns, but I'm thinking after this I'll take a break from it for a while! :supergrin:

    But it's cool, I'll have some projects to do for a rainy day in the future...mounting a sling on the Draco and converting the Saiga.

    Just wanted to share! :wavey:

    -Emt1581
     
  2. m2hmghb

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    Pick up a remington short mauser in 7.62x39, or a CZ in 7.62x39 and you'll be complete. Sounds like you had a lot of fun, enjoy.
     

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    Dang, have fun with that, haha.
     
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    i have also have indulged in the 7.62x39 binges from time to time ; ) i love them rifles.
     
  5. M2 Carbine

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    Good for you.:)

    I'm looking forward to hear how the Draco does.
     
  6. emt1581

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    Thanks!

    I'll definitly give a bunch of range reports. :)

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    Ok, I gotta ask... what's your thing with 7.62x39? I have an SKS and like it, but why prefer that cartridge over 5.56/.223 or 5.45x39 for your personal needs and interests?
     
  8. emt1581

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    I love the .223 as well and I own a handful of guns for it. I have an AR on my side of the bed, she has an SKS.

    IMO...

    The .223 is better for accuracy at a distance. However, the 7.62x39 is MUCH more devastating at close range.

    The .223 can penetrate various barriers at close range but a 7.62x39 will keep going/tumbling after the penetration which is great if there's something or someone using that barrier as cover.

    Semi-auto guns for the .223 can be very sensitive to dirt, ammo, etc....I've never had any 7.62x39 gun jam no matter how hard I tried.

    The .223 in an AR platform starts around $700 and the sky is pretty much the limit. For a little over $850 I bought a pistol and two rifles for the 7.62x39.

    I need a FFL to buy/transfer .223's. I can have Yugo SKS's shipped to my door...no background check, no paperwork, no taxes, no fees. Just a log book.

    AR's are NOT idiot proof. You have to know how to strip them, clean them, take care of them, FIX THEM, work the handles/levers/pins/assist/etc. 7.62x39 guns are rack and fire guns. For example, my wife can fire an AR just fine but it took me a little time to explain it to her and show her everything. Back when we first started shooting, I handed her an AK and she pretty much figured it out in a few seconds. The safety was different for her but that was it. I love a gun that, after a minute or two of education, I can hand to someone to protect themselves/others with. This is also the reason I'm a BIG fan of Glocks. ;)

    Now those are just a few reasons why I love the 7.62x39. :)

    -Emt1581
     
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    CarlosC AK Fanatic

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    I, for one, sincerely understand.
    :supergrin:


    Not pictured...my Yugo SKS

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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Ha! Nice. ;)

    I forgot to add that I bought the SKS and Saiga just to have more (fun) guns.

    The Draco was bought with purpose. My state doesn't allow long guns to be carried in vehicles. The Draco can be stored in my GHB for those times, God forbid, where more firepower is needed. It's portable, concealable (moreso than a traditional long gun), and VERY capable! That way, should the SHTF, I can defend myself/family rather than regret not having something with a bit more punch to it.

    Always be prepared! :)

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    Threads like these make we want to come live in the USA so badly... Some of you guys really do make me so jealous! :crying:
     
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    This is another reason I'm buying up whatever I can. If you look throughout history Americans have traditionally been the leader in gun ownership but guns continually are getting targeted more and more and it's getting more restrictive (from decade to decade). Sadly, I'm confident that by the time my grandkids are here, these will all be outlawed. :upeyes:

    -Emt1581
     
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    SBR the Draco?
    I have really been thinking about that myself.
    I did buy a case of 7.62x39 and some AK mags this week too.
    I don't own an AK. Yet.
     
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    I think you may need one of these[​IMG] for the glovebox! :whistling:
     
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    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Wish I had bought a dozen SKSs back when they were $69, and 1,000 rounds of ammo on stripper clips were about the same. . 1 gun + 1,000 rounds for ~$150. .
     
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    Sounds great! I only have one 7.62, a Saiga, but I love it. It doesn't get enough trigger time lately because I'm lazy and don't like driving to the nearest outdoor range. I can shoot it indoors but rifles at 25 yards aren't too fun or challenging.

    I think its a great all around caliber for both defense and survival use.

    Let us know how you like you Saiga.

    FWIW though the reliability is the platform, not the caliber. 5.56 AKs exist (Saiga makes one) and they are by all reports as reliable as their cousins in the original chambering. So are the 5.45 ones. 7.62x39 ARs exist too, but the track record of them isn't as rosy. I'm sure you are aware of this though.
     
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    That is actually good reasoning. Lets not forget how much the 'banned' guns/mags went up when the 10 year ban was in place... ARs were well over $2K, $85 was a 'good' price for 15rd G19 mags since they sold for ~$100. Idea is to buy in on the low end and not during a frenzy like the last one...now is actually a good buying market as long as you avoid the retailers that are still trying to charge top dollar.

    Keep writing your reps to keep gun control issues off the table.
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I remember those days.
     
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    I do not know what they put in the koolaid at boot camp to make these kids LOVE 5.56/.223.

    But so few get the 7.62x39 - such a shame.

    I have shot .22, .222, .223, .22-250, .243, .270, .30-30, .308, blah blah blah. But 7.62x39 is just the coolest darned round for medium range power work. Need to get over the politics!
     
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    Well said!