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Posted: 9/19/2004 2:03:16 PM EDT
just starting to get into shooting heavly, and had a question about the 7.62x 39 shell.. im looking for a bolt action rifle, that would hold that calibur round. I want to use it basicly for Target shooting, seems my father in law has a surplus of that ammo and would be nice to plink some along with the AK's any info you have would be great..

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[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 2:30:04 PM EDT by okguy91]
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[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 4:42:45 PM EDT by Drakemir]
wow, thanks for the quick replys, second question..

i know that 7.62 x 55 (I think) is a .308
is the 7.62 x 39 a .300 ? looking at the rugers, but trying to find tha right calibur:) need links or pics etc :)

oh.. and prices would be great! :)

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:21:36 PM EDT
7.62x39 uses a .311 bullet compared to the .308 bullet used by 7.62x51 NATO
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[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 6:02:18 PM EDT by Dave_A]
Note: 7.62x39 is a fairly innacurate round, with very poor balistics...

It is not a good choice for a 'precision' rifle...

7.62x54R or 7.62x51 NATO (.308) are both better choices, and both are available as cheap surplus...

The only redeeming factor of x39 is that it is cheap...
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:09:31 PM EDT
Thanks for the replys guys :)

yea we were going ot use the x39 is just do the the surplus of rounds we had.. we just picked up a russian made .308 (not sure what exactly will find out, has a rather neat lighted russion built side mounted scope) but its a semi-auto will look into a few of the .308 Bolt actions, I know there are plenty of those out there. and the CZ.


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:12:01 PM EDT
I have a Ruger M77 in 7.62x39, it's one of the limited run Ruger did for Davidson's several years ago. Pick it up used at a fair price. Nice looking rifle with a good scope. Ammo is the problem, can't find anything consistant. Does anyone make a "match" grade round? Fun gun to shoot - just can't hit anything with it......
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:30:06 PM EDT
A 7.62X39 should be pretty darn accurate if you pick good componets for reloading. The case is the base for .22 and 6mm PPC rounds. My ruger 77 does pretty fair with winchester cases and Hornady bullets. 1 1/2 moa at a 100 yards.
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Charles Daly is now bringing in from Zastava in Yugoslavia the 'Mini-Mauser' in 7.62x39. I had one of these years ago, and it's a beautifully-made rifle. I would go with this one or the CZ because they both will have the correct bore. American guns in this chambering usually have a .308 bore. If I were you I'd get a Ruger Mini-Thirty, .308 bore and all. You'll have a much better chance of selling it after the ammo is gone and it's a lot more fun than a bolt-action.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:00:36 AM EDT
have an SkS already... what were trying todo is limit our self to less of a spread of ammo, we have .22s, .223s and some .308 but wanted a nice bolt action for the .311 my step father is a tad of a collecter, I would say he has about 40 guns of all differnt caliburs, tho he only collects to shoot, not based of what the gun is , so he is trying to widdle down the odd caliburs and get everything along the same lines. we always start new shooters off on the .22s and let them work there way up to the big guns.

Can you fire .311 in a .308? we love our 10/22 rugers and wouldnt mind a ruger .308 if it fired the same rounds..

Thanks! :)

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