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    i like his talk. ive actually called sierra and ask if they were planning on some new bullets for the 7.62x39 and the engineer acted like i was crazy. the biggest problem with the 7.62x39 is the lack of bulley sellections. the blackout has all kinds of choices using a 30 cal. i have a soft spot for the 7.62x39, i dont think its potental has been fully explored, but the blackout does fill the void there IMO. the versability of just changing the barrel is its greatest appeal to me.

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    It's just a 300 wisper with out the expensive tag and it's sammi spec.. I think it's would be cool with a suppressor but with out a sound suppressor.. there are better options.. like 6.5 grendel or 30 AR.. I enjoy the 6mm223 but it's very little advantage over the 223 option.. and the 545 is also a good option half price ammo... B2B

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    In my opinion It's the AR owners answer to the 7.62 by 39. A lot of guys are buying it just because of the hype. I'd be willing to bet that only about 4 to 5 percent of the actual owners whatever gets suppressors for it.. if you reload it's a cheap way to get AK performance out of your AR... there is more than enough bullets for 7.62 x39 to handle any application I can think of. it's got a catchy name and zombies are afraid of it. it would be a great round to build on AK 5.45 kit.

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    I built one for no other reason than the one I used to build numerous AK's, an MG42/MG34, a Sten, a 1919, and a host of other "tools" that spit lead and go boom..............because I can.

    I reload and with a supply of relatively cheap 30 caliber surplus bullets and easily converted 223 brass, I get the bling of larger round out of a platform I can easily swap to multiple calibers.

    I intend mine for hunting. Around here you don't get many shots beyond 100 yards, so this gives me a "black rifle" to carry in the woods as opposed to what the other Billy Bobs always pack.
    " The world is a very dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who do nothing about them." - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955


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    It's a shame the 30 RAR Is such a marketing disaster. Remington has really got their head up there ass on this one. if either companies were allowed to make bolts an uppers for this round it would be a good success. At least make brass for it so its got a chance. Typical Remington. IMO the 300 no an x39 are light for deer. Funny how the 30-30 was a marginal deer round until. The 30 BO came along then its considered a great deer round a comparable to it. I've chased more than a few dear that have been wounded by a 30-30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    It's a shame the 30 RAR Is such a marketing disaster. Remington has really got their head up there ass on this one. if either companies were allowed to make bolts an uppers for this round it would be a good success. At least make brass for it so its got a chance. Typical Remington. IMO the 300 no an x39 are light for deer. Funny how the 30-30 was a marginal deer round until. The 30 BO came along then its considered a great deer round a comparable to it. I've chased more than a few dear that have been wounded by a 30-30.


    Dito...which is why I still use my trusty old Marlin 336R in .35 Remington...This rifle has been layer deer low since grampa bought it new in 1946, God rest his soul.

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    I've killed a lot of deer with the X 39 But in my opinion it's just a little on the light side. you better have the right bullet and the right speed and past 200 yards things get dicy. I have seen zero expansion at 250 yards In a 30 call i want 150 gr at 2600+ or better.this allows kills at practical ranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    I've killed a lot of deer with the X 39 But in my opinion it's just a little on the light side. you better have the right bullet and the right speed and past 200 yards things get dicy. I have seen zero expansion at 250 yards In a 30 call i want 150 gr at 2600+ or better.this allows kills at practical ranges.

    i pretty much get the same results from the 7.62x39 --though you can kill deer with it --it sure ain't "optimal"

    i killed a few hogs with the 154s --the rounds that didn't hit bone didn't expand at all --they were steel jacketed SPs at around 1990 fps.

    the light HPs did far more damage --with the steel jackets splitting open and the steel jacket making little razor blade like shredding. but then again i was very close to the hogs so they got hit at nearly MV--


    i take the "took down a deer with one shot" as more the skill of the hunter, than the power of a round. at least when it comes to the low velocity or small mass rounds.

    it don't take much to kill a whitetail deer at close range provided you get a good hit.

    i can get by deer hunting around here with a 7.62x39 or probably a 300BO provided i just take the close shots. the 6.5g holds up pretty good to longer ranges --if i had to take a semi i might pull it off the rack--

    if i had any ranged shots i would probably take the 308 bolt gun as the ammo costs about the same a 6.5g and i don't have to worry about where the brass went--LOL

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