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Thread: 7.62x39 vs. 6.8

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    I can tell you after buying one of H's 7.62x39 uppers, you wont be sorry! I love mine and it holds very consistant groups with crap ammo. I sold off my mak90 to buy an upper and have not regretted it to say the least!

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    Default 7.62x39 or 6.8

    Thats what I wanted to hear.I cannot seem to make up my mind on the caliber to get.I am leaning toward the 7.62x39 because I will be shooting deer under 150 yds here in Ga. and I also will want to plink with this upper.I know the 6.8 is a great round but I sure like the 7.62 ammo prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG665 View Post
    Thats what I wanted to hear.I cannot seem to make up my mind on the caliber to get.I am leaning toward the 7.62x39 because I will be shooting deer under 150 yds here in Ga. and I also will want to plink with this upper.I know the 6.8 is a great round but I sure like the 7.62 ammo prices.
    i say go for it. the 6.8 is awsome, but 7.62x39 should do the trick also....maybe latter on add a 6.8 to the collection....

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    do you have any 7.62x39 uppers in stock?
    Last edited by Aramark; 09-05-2010 at 05:28 AM.

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    No, we have sold out of 7.62 barrels at the moment, should have more in 6 weeks.
    SIX5 -6.5mm on a 6.8 case
    Nexgen the lightest 308 AR coming mid 2014
    http://www.msrhunt.com/

    The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15

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    Hey H,

    Do you have any velocity numbers from factory ammo with these 16" barrels? Maybe a few different loads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrik77 View Post
    Hey H,

    Do you have any velocity numbers from factory ammo with these 16" barrels? Maybe a few different loads?
    Wolf and Winchester around 2400, Remington 2320
    SIX5 -6.5mm on a 6.8 case
    Nexgen the lightest 308 AR coming mid 2014
    http://www.msrhunt.com/

    The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15

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    Keep in mind that most Eastern European JSP's and JHP's in 7.62x39 mm FAIL to expand. In particular, the Wolf 154 gr JSP routinely acts just like a ball round with NO deformation at all. For deer, stick with loads using the Barnes TSX or the Win 125 gr JSP; for varmints the Hornady 123 gr VMAX works well. In addition, it has been our experience that 7.62x39 mm AR15 magazines tend to be much more problematic than 6.8 mm ones. Likewise, over the years we have seen numerous 7.62x39 mm AR15 bolt failures and yet few problems with 6.8 mm AR15 bolts.

    If you are going to shoot an AR15, get one in 5.56 mm for training and add a 6.8 mm upper for hunting.

    In general, with 7.62x39 mm stick with an AK or SKS.

    If you want to save money, there is also nothing wrong with a used .30-30 or .44 Mag lever gun for close range deer hunting...

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    The 7.62x39 ARs seem to be running fine these days Doc.
    SIX5 -6.5mm on a 6.8 case
    Nexgen the lightest 308 AR coming mid 2014
    http://www.msrhunt.com/

    The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15

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    Hmmm--my post seems to have disappeared....

    I have yet to see a 7.62x39 mm AR15 successfully make it through an intense, high round count, multi-day training class without major issues, malfunctions, and outight failures. As always, YMMV.


 

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