7.62x39 AR

Discussion in 'AR Forum' started by KS95B40, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    I got this PSA upper last week and tried it out today. Just two 5 round groups to function check it and to get a general idea of accuracy.

    Too cold and windy to shoot much; only at 10 yards offhand bottom group first then top. Cheap steel cased Tula.

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    Borrowed the rear sight rail and lower from my $350 PSA mid length 5.56.
     
  2. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Should I use small base dies to load 7.62x39 for an AR?

    I have never used them for 5.56/.223 in any of my ARs but just wondering before I buy a set of dies (probably RCBS).
     

  3. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    I ordered full set of “nutmeg” colored laminated wood furniture from Boyd’s today for my 7.62 project. Will look like this except I also ordered a laminated grip.

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  4. Ray Mond

    Ray Mond Active Member

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    Dec 20, 2014
    That's gonna be a nice looking rig. If you are buying new brass and shooting it from the one chamber, you can probably get away without using small base dies. If you are buying "once-fired" stuff for reloading, and this being an autoloader, you'll have much more reliable feeding if you resize with small base dies.

    7.62 x 39 was never intended as a benchrest rifle, but it does what it does like a boss. Spitting big nasty 30 cal pills fairly accurately within range and repeatedly.

    You're gonna have a nice one there.
     
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  5. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Thanks for the advice on the dies. I’ll order the small base.

    It will probably take up to two weeks to get the laminated stock set. I’ll post pics as soon as I get it put together.
     
  6. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    My " Cold Dead Hands" gun is a 7.62x39 AR Performance...
     
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  7. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Boyds’ laminated stock set arrived today.

    Looks and feels good. Probably won’t have time to fire it before this weekend.

    All PSA except stripped Aero lower w/PSA enhanced LPK and Magpul trigger guard, a Damage Industries rifle tube, buffer and spring. A complete PSA upper, two AR Stoner marked ASC 10 round magazines.

    Old Redfield 3x9 Partner scope that my dad gave me years ago. This is the sixth rifle it’s been on.

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  8. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  9. Switchride

    Switchride Active Member

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    Dec 14, 2018
    Love the wood furniture look, not something you see everyday!
     
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