I'm probably being way to optimistic but here it goes.
I've been sitting on 400 rds (just counted) of Wolf HP for over a year now and need to do something with it.
I've tried to sell it or trade it but no takers so I figure I might as well get something to shoot it:rolleyes:
Anyways, I don't want another semi auto as I already have two. A bolt would be interesting as my 91/30 is the only other bolt I have.
Since I've been itching to scope something, maybe this'll be it. The semi's I have are too close range to scope and I don't want to scout or butcher my 91/30.
I say optimistic as $600 for a rifle is way out of my range right now but there may be a little known brand out there that may work.
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December 22, 2007, 11:17 PM
Search the online auction sites for a Ruger 77 in this caliber. One of the distributors had a couple thousand made a few years back.
They can be made to shoot pretty good with handloads too.
IIRC they were made with a blues barrel/action and the black synthetic scalloped stock
The CZ are excellent rifles (I own one) but they're gonna cost ya a lot of pickles!
December 22, 2007, 11:38 PM
Regarding post #2
I saw one at a gun show as a guy was buying it. It was an all weather with the stock thinned out - Stainless I think - definitely a Ruger bolt 7.62x39.
December 23, 2007, 12:02 AM
I second the CZ!
December 23, 2007, 12:05 AM
Cz 527 american, is the only way to go; beuatiful, super light, argueably the handiest rifle ever made, single set trigger, it will turn your normally crap ammo into a tack driving machine. I love mine, so much so, that I know have 3 cz rifles.
December 23, 2007, 12:07 AM
my second choice would be the remmy spr18, it is also a very handy rig, I very nicely made bbl, and for 250, is double tough to beat pricewise.
December 23, 2007, 12:16 AM
CZ makes some fantastic rifles and if I were looking for a bolt gun in 7.62x39 I wouldn't bother with anything else, but I've got to question the logic of getting a nice bolt gun to shoot cheap ammo. It doesn't matter how accurate the rifle is, if the ammo sucks so will your accuracy. Personally, if I just wanted to burn up the ammo I'd get an SKS. Mine cost me $100 and it's always easy to sell one once the ammo is gone. A new bolt action won't hold it's value as well or be as easy to sell.
December 23, 2007, 12:16 PM
There is Ruger M-77s in 7.62x39 floating around as well as a bunch of small ring Mausers (at least some were Pre-1898) that were converted and sporterised by Century. There is also a Zastava bolt action that was imported by Charles Daly and Interarms in 7.62x39. RAA is listing a bolt action sporter on their website, but I haven't seen it in the flesh yet.
There is also a Chinese converted Arisaka carbine on gunbroker.
December 23, 2007, 12:21 PM
MP510, thanks for the link! I may have to pick that up to go with my 7.62x39 Carcano!!!
June 18, 2008, 10:03 AM
I have a little info to add to this.
A friend of mine once test-fired one of these CZ's at his gun shop. He said with the american-made 7.62x39 the accuracy was lamentable. But when he put Wolf through it it became VERY accurate. He postulated that that was because the CZ was slugged for the eastern block x39, which is .311, whereas American bullets in this calibre are actuall .308.
June 18, 2008, 06:22 PM
He postulated that that was because the CZ was slugged for the eastern block x39, which is .311, whereas American bullets in this calibre are actuall .308.
OMG can this myth please be put to death.
American made 7.62x39 ammo is loaded with .310 diameter bullets, You can even buy the components online to load your own.
The reason accuracy sucks with American x39 ammo is because American x39 ammo sucks. I use remington cases in my 7.62x39 bench gun so far I've found cases in one batch that had an extreme spread of over 10 grains:what: