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New wave of surpluss ammo... 5.45x39

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sweetbeard, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I mentioned that Surplus 7.62x39 ammo may be getting more expensive in the forums but couldn't find the article to back it up at the time.. but here it is.
    gunsmagazine 08/08

    Then it goes on to say that this ammo is used in some new AK-74 variants...
     
  2. berettamod96

    berettamod96 Member

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    The cooling trend in US/Russian relations may curtail any ammunition from russia here shortly. This of course may not apply to other former Soviet satellite countries that have adopted the caliber however.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree - I wonder when the s will hit the fan re: weapons/ammo importation from Russia (and their affiliated protectorates)? Things seem mighty chilly lately, so I can't imagine it will be business as usual. Wouldn't be surprised if that next big order of Saigas (or whatever) gets "held up at the border".
     
  4. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    If you fantasize about getting a 74, buy as much 5.45 as you can now before the price shoots up. More guns to shoot it in means more shooters buying ammo. Demand up/price up. If it turns out you never get a rifle you can always sell it for more than you paid for it later. Ammo rarely goes down in price, and the last time I looked at it 5.45 was less than $150/K.
     
  5. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    sign me up for a krinkov ladies.
     
  6. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Not sure, but the lower price may because of corrosive primers.
    Not really bad, but requires emediate attention after firing if it
    indeed is corrosive.
     
  7. Margana

    Margana Portland, Oregon Member

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    Doubt that would effect things, the Russians need money and if they have obsolete items, they will only be too glad to send them to us for a price. On the military channel there was a rather interesting show which indicated during WW2 there were talks going on between Germany and the Allies about selling rubber to Germany (for tires) and in exchange for military munitions so that both sides could more effectively kill more of it's enemies, but I think even then, they thought it inappropriate so they didn't go through with it!



     
  8. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    wait until the new pres starts writing executive orders and everything dries up. Remember willy and norinco?
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    That is why I sold everything I can't reload for .. except my Neighbors mosin.
     
  10. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    One small advantage to shooting current and former US military calibers. :thumbup:
     
  11. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the up-side to all of this is that expensive ammo will make people work on their marksmanship & use the ammo they do have more wisely.

    I don't expect 7.62 to disappear completely. There's too much demand in the US now; a domestic producer will start making it. Not going to be as cheap, but available.
     
  12. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I gots me 7560 rounds or 5.45x39.

    I need about 4320 more.

    Buy it cheap/Stack it deep!!!!