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Posted: 8/12/2007 4:32:31 PM EDT
As I was sitting here, I noticed the single live .223 round that I possess (don't own a gun in that caliber yet) and an empty 30-rounder for my 7.62x39mm AK clone. On a whim, I stuck the round into the mag. It fits just fine.

Now obviously, having only one round doesn't mean diddly-squat, but can you actually fill a 7.62x39mm AK magazine with 5.56mm ammunition? Maybe this is where dumbasses at gun shows get their retarded ideas that AK's can 'use their ammo and ours'.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:41:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HillBillySasquatch:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
As I was sitting here, I noticed the single live .223 round that I possess (don't own a gun in that caliber yet) and an empty 30-rounder for my 7.62x39mm AK clone. On a whim, I stuck the round into the mag. It fits just fine.

Now obviously, having only one round doesn't mean diddly-squat, but can you actually fill a 7.62x39mm AK magazine with 5.56mm ammunition? Maybe this is where dumbasses at gun shows get their retarded ideas that AK's can 'use their ammo and ours'.



wtf??? why the f#%k?


Reading comprehension, the other white meat.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:43:47 PM EDT
7,62x39 also fits into an AR mag. Can't fit too many due to the taper of the cartridge and the AR mags don't have enough curve, but 6 or 7 will fit and feed fairly well from a 20rd 5.56 mag (using a 7.62x39 upper)



Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:44:25 PM EDT
it is to long to go down into the mag (generaly speaking) and will cause jams by making the follower stick.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:46:50 PM EDT
I hear you can fire an 8mm Mauser round through a 30-06 also.

I don't think you'll be getting any follow up shots though.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:01:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 5:02:17 PM EDT by Subconscious]
I don't think you can't fill it completely. The 7.62x39 case is tapered more than the 5.56, and thus makes the curve of the magazine more "natural".

However, it will feed a 5.56, and fire it! I thought I had a photo saved, but I can't find it. The case pretty much expands to 7.62x39 dimensions, bullet barely leaves the barrel.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:14:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 5:14:58 PM EDT by gks452]

Originally Posted By agillig:
I hear you can fire an 8mm Mauser round through a 30-06 also.

I don't think you'll be getting any follow up shots though.

Legal Disclaimer: The post was meant to be sarcastically humorous. Actually doing this would cause the 30-06 to go KA-Boom. Serious injury to the shooter and bystanders is very likely.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:18:25 PM EDT
Another fabulous post.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:40:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gks452:

Originally Posted By agillig:
I hear you can fire an 8mm Mauser round through a 30-06 also.

I don't think you'll be getting any follow up shots though.

Legal Disclaimer: The post was meant to be sarcastically humorous. Actually doing this would cause the 30-06 to go KA-Boom. Serious injury to the shooter and bystanders is very likely.


If someone needs to be told this, its unlikely they are able to read the post anyway.
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