I have several guns in both calibers, and with 7.62x39, I have always bought Silver Bear, Brown Bear, Golden Tiger, Tula, and a few others. On the other hand, with 5.45x39, I have only ever owned Tula and Silver Bear. i do not shoot surplus in any of my guns.
Maybe someone who imports ammo can answer this, but how come 5.45x39 isn't imported in other brands like Brown Bear, and Golden Tiger, and in higher quantities like 7.62x39? Is it b/c the surplus has always been the main thing people bought, or is it because these brands simply do not make it, or is it because this round is in higher demand around the globe than 7.62x39?
I love the round just as much as 7.62x39 if not more, and I'd love to have more different types to try out instead of always the same two.
I've got around 10,000 rounds of each so I'm in no need to start panic buying, but I'd simply like to have more options to try out.
Thanks for any replies.