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Old 04-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default NEVER buy a AR-15 in 7.62x39

Unless its just for fun or to say you have one.

The AR platform does NOT like the taper in the 7.62x39 round. I would put it at 60-70% reliable.. Feed issues constantly, some mags are better then others but with all the searching I have done NOBODY has or knows of a 7.62x39 AR mag they would trust their LIFE with.


Some had had good luck with select mags or by grinding/polishing mags but still at about 80-90%


NOT a happy camper !!!!!

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Thanks for the heads up.
Don't have an AR in 7.62x39 but do have an AK that eats 7.62x39 any kind any time, every time.

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Thanks for the heads up.
Don't have an AR in 7.62x39 but do have an AK that eats 7.62x39 any kind any time, every time.


NOT a problem, dont want anybody to waste money like I did lol

Is your an Arsenal ?? My buddy has a SLR 101 and in 2 years of us heavily shooting together he has NEVER had 1 issue at all. NO failures of any kind and thats what Im looking for !!!


Not sure IF Im going to pick up a AK or switch to a .223 upper. I do KNOW it will NOT be a armalite due to the way my "issue" was dealt with by armalite. I really love the AR platform and like the 7.62x39 round and its cost lol but combined together SUCKS !!!
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NOT a problem, dont want anybody to waste money like I did lol

Is your an Arsenal ?? My buddy has a SLR 101 and in 2 years of us heavily shooting together he has NEVER had 1 issue at all. NO failures of any kind and thats what Im looking for !!!


Not sure IF Im going to pick up a AK or switch to a .223 upper. I do KNOW it will NOT be a armalite due to the way my "issue" was dealt with by armalite. I really love the AR platform and like the 7.62x39 round and its cost lol but combined together SUCKS !!!

Mine is a Saiga (true Russian AK)

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I don't have an AK or AR but my SKS with tapco mags can burn up the 7.62X39.

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Im taking it into a local gunsmith today to see if there is anything he can do for it. I hope he can do something but IF not it is going to the local gun show next weekend and Im going to trade it for a AK, SKS or AR in .223

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Go AK ~~~~ centurion Polish - trade ya 3 tango


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Im taking it into a local gunsmith today to see if there is anything he can do for it. I hope he can do something but IF not it is going to the local gun show next weekend and Im going to trade it for a AK, SKS or AR in .223
If your going .223 get an AR.
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If your going .223 get an AR.

Ya I seen a AK in .223 and thought about being totally ass backwards and having a AR in 7.62x39 and a AK in .223


I did some more research/testing and found some stuff out. seems it IS a mag/feed issue and there are some mags out that work.

I have 2 mags to try out. They are basically a 10 rd AR top half and a AK lower half. They are made by USA mags for Colt. IF Colt is willing to put their name on it then it must be good lol
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