Smith and Wesson was thinking!


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HGUNHNTR
March 19, 2010, 07:06 PM
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1SW811011&groupid=11

Sorry if this is a duplicate thread, but I just got an email from AIM surplus and thought I would pass this along.

S&W is now chambering the M&P AR in 5.45x39, that is a brilliant move as long as the supply of russian ammo stay abundant.

Now if they would just chamber one of their pistols in 7.62x25!

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R.W.Dale
March 19, 2010, 07:43 PM
Welcome to last week


These have been out for quite some time now.

Z-Michigan
March 19, 2010, 08:05 PM
About 18 months, I think. Could be 2 years+.

Enjoy cleaning the corrosive-primer residue from every little nook and cranny that an AR blasts residue into.

Hatterasguy
March 19, 2010, 08:19 PM
Just buy an AK74 for half that and be done with it.

briansmithwins
March 19, 2010, 08:36 PM
Enjoy cleaning the corrosive-primer residue from every little nook and cranny that an AR blasts residue into.

With the AK corrosive ammo ain't that bad, but you can strip the gas system down easily.

How the gas tube and FSB are going to hold up to corrosive salts in a humid environment will be interesting.

BSW

Z-Michigan
March 20, 2010, 12:24 AM
BSW, no argument on the AK. And I'm not too worried about a $10 gas tube. I would be more worried about the inside of the carrier, the bolt itself, and all the barely-finished steel parts comprising the trigger group. Not to mention that bare aluminum corrodes really fast if it gets salt on it, and the anodizing inside the receiver will wear off quickly from spots were steel is sliding on it.

It will be really interesting to see how the 5.45 ARs used with corrosive surplus are faring in a few years.

Z-Michigan
March 20, 2010, 12:25 AM
flaky internet double tap

RyanM
March 20, 2010, 12:36 AM
FSB is aluminum, gas tube is stainless. Barrel and bolt carrier should be chrome-lined. I don't see how corrosive ammo would be that much of a problem.

AKs get crap all through them just as much. There's a lot of slop around the piston, meaning a lot of gas blows right past and into the receiver.

HGUNHNTR
March 20, 2010, 02:28 AM
Sorry everyone, just trying to pass along something I thought might be of interest.

R.W.Dale
March 20, 2010, 02:36 AM
My beef with buying such a rifle just to take adavatage of 5.45's price is this.

You're a slave to ONE source of ammo and if something happens to interrupt this supply you can't even buy bullets and brass to keep the gun going with handloads.

5mm rimfire anyone?

Omaha-BeenGlockin
March 20, 2010, 03:19 AM
Expensive oddball magazines---then stuck with a useless upper when the ammo dries up.

Coronach
March 20, 2010, 03:49 AM
Not all 5.45 ammo is corrosive, but most of the surplus stuff probably is.

Mike

nalioth
March 20, 2010, 04:37 AM
FSB is aluminum, gas tube is stainless. Barrel and bolt carrier should be chrome-lined. I don't see how corrosive ammo would be that much of a problem. Unfortunately, chrome linings don't negate the need for cleaning, it just gives you a little more time to get it done.

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