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#1 OFFLINE   bonedry36

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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:03 PM

Golden Bear 7.62 x 39 Rifle Ammunition
I just bought an ar in 7.62 im trying to find bulk ammo I dont want stuff that might damage my gun. Any ideas for ammo would be appreciated. Is ammo that is steel casings bad? any thing that is a good round. Im going to break it in then its going to be only for when shtf only
did I make a good buy on the 7.62 chambering or should I sell it and get a .223 upper

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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:06 PM

i know of one member in particular who has had problems with steel. buy a small batch and try it out before you stock up. :thumb:

7.62 and AR's don't mix too well "in general".


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:09 PM

Golden bear is one of the few steel-cased ammos that worked PERFECTLY with my 7.62x39 upper from Del Ton. I had 100% with that stuff. I installed a heavier hammer spring before I tried golden bear, so I can't say for sure if it would of worked perfectly before that upgrade.

Either way, out of all the steel cased ammo I tried, the Barnaul stuff worked the best (Golden/Silver/Brown Bear).

Buy 100 and see how well it shoots =)

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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:09 PM

My buddy uses it in his SKS's and AK's but we don't have any AR rifles in that chambering. I have read where some people like it and others do not like it at all.
I have never shot any steel cased ammo thru my AR and I probably wont bother to try any. I can't see spending good money on a rifle and trying to cheapen up on the bullets. I would rather stick with what has proven to work rather than experiment.


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:09 PM

i know of one member in particular who has had problems with steel. buy a small batch and try it out before you stock up. :thumb:

7.62 and AR's don't mix too well "in general".

what bad things might happen, why dont they mix


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:17 PM

My buddy uses it in his SKS's and AK's but we don't have any AR rifles in that chambering. I have read where some people like it and others do not like it at all.


what problems did they have with it? are u saying the ammo or the 7.62 chambering for the Ar. Should I sell the upper and get a .223 instead. I just got the thing. I live in cal so I dont have much choices

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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:22 PM

what problems did they have with it? are u saying the ammo or the 7.62 chambering for the Ar. Should I sell the upper and get a .223 instead. I just bot the thing. I live in cal so I dont have much choices


I'm the one that had issues =).

It wasn't hitting Wolf Military classic and Golden Tiger hard enough when I first starting shooting it. An MGI bolt will allow you to use all steel cased ammo 100% pretty much, but I had issues with the MGI bolt in my Del Ton upper.

A heavier hammer spring allowed Barnaul ammo to shoot 100%, wolf about 94% reliable and Golden tiger was 0% (4 strikes, 0 fires).


If you already have the 7.62x39 upper, I'd suggest throwing it on a lower and seeing how it does. If it works well, you have a winner.

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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:25 PM

yeah, i wasn't gonna call him out but nate is who i was talking about.

in general, from everything i've read they are just problematic in general, in every way.

ya might get lucky, and i hope you do. :)

just sample a little before you buy TOO much ammo. not that you can ever have too much ammo. :TS2: ya can always shoot it in an AK or SKS. or sell it to me. :smartass:


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:25 PM

I'm the one that had issues =).

It wasn't hitting Wolf Military classic and Golden Tiger hard enough when I first starting shooting it. An MGI bolt will allow you to use all steel cased ammo 100% pretty much, but I had issues with the MGI bolt in my Del Ton upper.

A heavier hammer spring allowed Barnaul ammo to shoot 100%, wolf about 94% reliable and Golden tiger was 0% (4 strikes, 0 fires).


If you already have the 7.62x39 upper, I'd suggest throwing it on a lower and seeing how it does. If it works well, you have a winner.

Nate

With the cereal stamps they want to do on the cases I think in 2010 isnít all non stamped ammo going to be Illegal.


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:26 PM

With the cereal stamps they want to do on the cases I think in 2010 isnít all non stamped ammo going to be Illegal.



whut? :wacko:


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:28 PM

With the cereal stamps they want to do on the cases I think in 2010 isnít all non stamped ammo going to be Illegal.


I thought they gave up on all of that fingerprinting ammo stuff???


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:31 PM

whut? :wacko:

I just went into my gun store they said that in 2010 all ammo must be stamped with a serial number. I was told that it would make all ammo that is not stamped a federal offence to have after it passes. I guess that other states have voted it in already. Sorry I canít make it any clearer I only got part of what the guy was telling me


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Posted Jan. 22 2009 - 07:33 PM

I thought they gave up on all of that fingerprinting ammo stuff???

not micro stamping but ammo (casing and lead)must be stamped with a serial number from Manufacture not by means of mechanism in the gun(i hope to God I am wrong)

Edited by bonedry36, Jan. 22 2009 - 07:37 PM.






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