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 Who makes a good AR in 7.62x39?
Ironmanshak  [Team Member]
4/27/2009 3:55:58 AM EST
I'm wanting another AR (currently have a LWRC M6A2 in 5.56) and want another one in a bigger caliber. I'm interested in 7.62x39 but I don't like the feel of AKs. What would you recommend?

I've read that Olympic Arms has quality problems.

Thanks in advance.
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SOC  [Team Member]
4/27/2009 4:42:22 AM EST
S&W

Look into MGI but buy from mainemilitary.com.

If you want first hand info on the MGI I have had good results with mine. You can set it up to use franken mags (If you have to have the bolt lock back on the last round) or use an AK magwell and use AK mags. (Though the bolt won't lock back)
QuicksilverJPR  [Team Member]
4/27/2009 6:21:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By SOC:
S&W

Look into MGI but buy from mainemilitary.com.

If you want first hand info on the MGI I have had good results with mine. You can set it up to use franken mags (If you have to have the bolt lock back on the last round) or use an AK magwell and use AK mags. (Though the bolt won't lock back)


Smith & Wesson makes a 762x39 rifle now? When did that happen?
SOC  [Team Member]
4/27/2009 6:50:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
Originally Posted By SOC:
S&W

Look into MGI but buy from mainemilitary.com.

If you want first hand info on the MGI I have had good results with mine. You can set it up to use franken mags (If you have to have the bolt lock back on the last round) or use an AK magwell and use AK mags. (Though the bolt won't lock back)


Smith & Wesson makes a 762x39 rifle now? When did that happen?


O sorry I've had 5.45 on the brain.

For 7.62x39 you need a barrel and bolt swap as well as franken mags. You'll probably have the best luck buying a complete rifle and swapping the parts yourself or having a smith do the work.

MGI offers both the barrel and bolt and Main Military stocks them though you might have to call in your order.