Is the 5.45x39 as good as the 223?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by biker bo, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. biker bo

    biker bo
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    I've been looking at the 5.56x39 as a possible choice as a SHTF caliber. You can get this in an AR platform and ammo is very cheap. I know its corrosive but 7.5 cents a round I can afford to buy a lot of cleaning supply's.
     
  2. Trlsmn

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    It's better because I can afford 3 times as much for my dollar!
     
  3. eldbillbo

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    I assume you mean 5.56x45mm right? the 39mm will not fit an AR
     
  5. biker bo

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    S n w mp15 comes in the 5.45x39
     
  6. kaoboi503

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    I think he's talking about 5.45x39 Soviet. He mentioned corrosive.
     
  7. MikeE

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    Does anyone have experience with the S&W15 in 5.45x39? I really like this AR.
     
  8. Dyjital

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    545x39_wound_channel.gif

    Saying something about the 5.45 having an internal cavity causing it to spin on impact. eeks.

    (just a snippit that I thought was interesting)

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  9. Silver Fox

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    It's been recommended that you swap out the hammer spring with a more powerful one that is better suited for the harder primers of the 5.45x39.

    SF-
     
  10. jordanvraptor

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    Is it only the surplus ammunition that has the air space and tumbles or does new production Wolf etc do this as well?
     
  11. swoop

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    A buddy and I bought a couple S&W 5.45X39 uppers last summer. Haven't put a lower under mine yet, but we have shot the h... out of his at least 3 cases with out a problem. They seem to like the russian 7n6, and clean up well with a few shots of windex. Happy shooting'
     

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