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Posted: 8/2/2009 6:31:20 PM EST
With a 7.62 upper....Im strongly considering selling an AK to fund the project.......I have a buddy whos on a tracker team thats made the switch and has positive reports....what say you?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:34:53 PM EST
I wouldn't. But that's just me. Why sell a perfectly good rifle to fund one that costs more and uses the same ammo?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:37:45 PM EST
which 7.62?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:42:10 PM EST
7.62 x 39...thier purpose is so that they can switch to a heavier round for tracking in the woods...less deflection and fragmentation. Reason number two is so that you only have to carry one rifle and get the benefit of two....most commom ammo is the 5.56 and 7.62....you can take it from both sides
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:47:23 PM EST
You'd be carrying 1 1/2 rifles, plus two kinds of mags and two kinds of ammo, none of them in the supply chain if these are .mil.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:54:06 PM EST
The ar mags work with 7.62 ammo....10 rnds go in just before the bend without jamming...try it!
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:00:49 PM EST
Ive got an AR47, its fun to shoot. But I wouldnt bother with a conventional lower myself having to buy more caliber specific mags to get reliable feeding, ie old franken mags or the cproducts ones.

Mines similar to this one.


Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:13:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Just-ice:
.try it!


well aware of that since I worked with some of the earliest prototype conversions and mags. Are we talking combat use here?

Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:16:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 7:16:47 PM EST by Just-ice]
Ultimatily....bug out rifle perhaps?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:20:58 PM EST
Count the spare parts makers and get back to me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:32:05 PM EST
My advice is to stick with what you have and spend the extra funds on ammo and training.

It sure is neat to have all the cool toys, but it don't mean shit if you don't know how to use them to their full potential.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:46:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My advice is to stick with what you have and spend the extra funds on ammo and training.

It sure is neat to have all the cool toys, but it don't mean shit if you don't know how to use them to their full potential.


Very well-said on the subject.

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 4:59:57 AM EST
Grumpy FTW
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:01:34 PM EST
i'm getting a 7.62 upper, but its just for shiggles

ymmv
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:03:15 PM EST
I would pass on hybrids but that is just me.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:48:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tweak:
Originally Posted By Just-ice:
.try it!


well aware of that since I worked with some of the earliest prototype conversions and mags. Are we talking combat use here?



No disrespect...I know your name and I know your reputation...thank you....I put it out for comments and suggestions as I am not an expert..thank you...Mike

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 4:06:28 PM EST
If you want one , then get one. The same as any other caliber conversion Just dont sell something you like that works for you to fund a "maybe", and dont forget to get the proper mags for it. I bought my Colt upper with bolt for $350ish. Took off the A2 upper and put on a DPMS low-pro with the thicker walls since I had to mill out some for the AK mag to clearance the upper. Everything in the AR47 with the exception of the mag release and lower with a CavArms front takedown pin is stock AR parts. The upper and bolt carrier have had some grinding done to them, although both would be useable in a .223/standard AR magazine rifle.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 4:29:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 4:42:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By migradog:
Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My advice is to stick with what you have and spend the extra funds on ammo and training.

It sure is neat to have all the cool toys, but it don't mean shit if you don't know how to use them to their full potential.


+1 on this.

Far better to be trained on the rifle you own!
I also wouldn't give up a functional rifle to build an experiment hybrid.


The OP was talking about a 7.62x39 upper, not an AR47.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 8:23:16 PM EST
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