you know i often wondered why some of the most popular mill-surp rounds are ignored by the "big guys".
it looks like they should have come out with a 5.45x39 and 7.62x39 bolt actions way back in the 90s to me.
on the line the 5.45x39 is doing 1.5" groups -- not super gooper match --
but certainly good enough for a scout rifle shooting a max of 400m --and that is about all the 5.45 will do anyway.
would have made a hell of a survival rifle IMHO. a 5.45x39 bolt rifle with a 20" or more of barrel --with a decent scope, a man could live in the hills a long time sitting on a tin or two--LOL!