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Finally finished the 7.62x39


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It was originally going to be a 6.8 but mainly because of ammo cost it ended up being a 7.62x39. ...


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Old 06-05-2018, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Finally finished the 7.62x39

It was originally going to be a 6.8 but mainly because of ammo cost it ended up being a 7.62x39. It mostly a budget build does have a Geissele trigger. Now she just needs some irons or an optic.

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Pretty cool!
Frankly i like the choice of 7.62x39 over 6.8 SPC..
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7.62x39 is a pretty respectable round.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Ballistically, I like the 6.8 better but there is a lot to be said cheap and highly available 30 caliber rifle ammo.

The color isn't a perfect match but it is closer than it looks in the picture. The ASC magazine is extremely close to the magpul plastic. The upper is cerakote it is a little glossy which is exaggerated by the camera flash. The handguard is a Matrix arms and for $49, I am very pleased. The bcg is Toolcraft. I should have taken a close up but the dust cover and charging handle, which has an extended latch, have American flags and "We the people" on them. The barrel is a BCA I got On sale for $49. Depending on how it performs, I could always upgrade later and at that price, I won't feel bad about heating it up. The trigger is a Geissele G2. I still haven't really decided on an optic but it will soon be wearing a Vortex Diamondback 3.5-1050 I just picked up on sale for $149 and used a gift card toward. $100 pit of pocket was too good to pass up. Eventually, that scope will probably end up on my 270 or possibly my 17wsm.
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Took her out to the range today and overall, I am pretty pleased. I took some Tula, old Barnaul soft points, and steel cased Monarch that my local Academy carries. The Tula was a fail. Accuracy was less than the other two and inconsistent primer depth led to repeated failures to fire, even upon restrikes. The softpoints functioned 100% and accuracy was definitely good enough to hunt with. Conveniently, the Monarch was the winner. Typical 5 shot groups were 3-4 rounds into an inch with 1 or 2 opening things up but still 2 moa or less. I will consider that a win for a $49 barrel and steel cased Russian ammo. It is good enough for a plinker / hog gun. It also had little shift in POI and didn't open up as it heated up.
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