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AR15 in 7.62X39mm

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by natef, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. natef

    natef Gresham OR Active Member

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    So i just finished my first AR build and I gotta say its been alot of fun and out of all the firearms in my safe I think its probably my cleanest shooter.

    I was wondering if anyone else has built these and has some advice on problems or concerns that they have ran into down the road.

    Here is what i built

    Plumb Crazy Lower
    Bushmaster 7.62X39mm upper 16" with izzy brake.
    Magpul Grips
    Wolff XP hammer Spring
    Enhanced Firing pin
    MOE handguards with
    45 degree offset sight attachment with red dot
    3-12 30mm scope
    2 bushmaster 30 rd magazines
    1 5 rd magazine

    I plan on using it for deer hunting this year. if anyone has any experience with an AR15 like mine and has any info on how it did hunting i would appreciate hearing about it.
  2. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    The 7.62x39 round is comparable with the 30-30 cartridge so I would expect it to do quite well for deer hunting. I have a ar in 7.62x39 that has been great in the 3 years I have owned it. Only problems I have had with it was mags when they first came out.
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    It is a cool idea. Good feeding mags have always been a problem since that round needs a nicely curved mag. I would have liked to have had one when that ammo was $60/k but now it is close to the same price as .223.......