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7.62X39 bolt action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by shevrock, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    Are their any good bolt action rifles in 7.62X39 besides the CZ carbine. i really want to combine bolt action accuracy with massively available ammo.
  2. Wanta B

    Wanta B Well-Known Member

    Ruger used to make a SS syn. stocked MK77.
  3. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    I found that recently. But none i can find in online shops are in 7.62 sadly. thanks though. I must continue my search! [cue superhero theme song]
  4. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    Remington has the 799 in 7.62x39.
  5. What's wrong with the CZ?
  6. Wanta B

    Wanta B Well-Known Member

    Hmm...are you saying that Ruger is still making them or at least cataloging them?I'll have to look into that!I missed my chance to get one in the early 90s.:(
  7. Jim_100

    Jim_100 Well-Known Member

    I just looked at local stores and 7.62x39 was all sold out.
  8. ByAnyMeans

    ByAnyMeans Well-Known Member

    I would love to find a bolt action in 7.62x39.

    I don't see myself needing a precision rifle that is accurate past 300 yards and I have heard the round can be accurate to 400 so it's perfect given all the ammo I have for my AK.

    I personally don't like the CZ because I want an internal magazine, can't even really tell you why, just do.
  9. kcmarine

    kcmarine Well-Known Member

    If you're looking into a bolt action in a widely available caliber, I wouldn't recommend the 7.62x39mm. I'm not trying to stir the proverbial sh*tpot of hysteria, but you've gotta keep in mind that a lot of it is imported, and that can be cut off at any time by executive order. Hunting rounds can be hard to find, too, but I don't know exactly what you're using it for. Bolt action accuracy is good, but you've got to remember that some of that is due to the quality of the ammunition, and while good for general purpose work, a lot of the Wolf/ Barnaul stuff is far from what is considered match grade.

    To be completely honest, I'd look at something in .223. Though it's hard to say without knowing what it will be used for.
  10. priler

    priler Well-Known Member

    man,i can't understand why people say these things.even if all of the imported x39 ammo were to stop coming it would still be available,more expensive but available.all of the major american manufactures have been making it for years and will continue to do so.as long as there is a demand,they will continue to do so,even if that demand were small.

    the AK is not just a rifle from some other part of the world.it IS an american rifle,just not one that originated here.even if all the imported parts were to stop coming, some american company would pick up the slack.heck,all they would need to make are trunions,bolts,carriers and a few other things,every thing else is all ready made here.even if ALL production were to stop suddenly for some reason there are still many AKs for generations to come.even some future AWB can not stop the kalashnikov.(think saiga)

    bolt action 7.62x39:
    in production,

    saiga bars 4-1
    cz 527 carbine
    remington 799 mini-mauser

    out of production:you can still find them
    ruger m77/no1
    browning A-bolt cm stalker
    " " mnt ti
    remington 798-i do not recomend
    winchester model 70
    tri-star M10-A2-the best looking of all-it's based on NO.4 rifle-i do not recommend-you'll be sorry!
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008
  11. kcmarine

    kcmarine Well-Known Member

    Do you want to go from barely any cost for ammunition and then get slammed as soon as a vast majority of the supply is cut off? I don't. I have a Saiga in 7.62x39mm, and that's the one thing I'm sort of nervous about when it comes to that rifle.
  12. priler

    priler Well-Known Member

    have you ever bought any american ammo before?it would be just like that and still not be as expensive as other ammerican ammo/calibers.
  13. cliffy

    cliffy member

    Mediocre Russian Caliber

    A .243 Winchester should make any mentally-efficient TERRORIST cringe with fear. Any AR-10 in .243 Winchester caliber would cause a sensible Muslim to choose a different path of attack into the US. .223 Remingtons are cute, effective deterrents, but watch the effect a full-boat .243 round provides ballistically against smart-as# terrorists! A 7.62x39mm bullet is effective within 150 yards, so duck-and-cover! At 300 yards, a .243 Winchester is just warming up! Even with 100 grain loads, a .243 Winchester rules all military loads. This remains an AMERICAN civilian secret to date. Cliffy
  14. kcmarine

    kcmarine Well-Known Member

    Yes. I have. That's not the problem. It's the fact that you now have FEWER suppliers selling ammunition to a growing number of people with 7.62x39mm firearms. It's a basic example of supply and demand. Sure, the prices would go down eventually, but why get a caliber like that when there's that risk plus the other disadvantages I listed earlier when put in context of the things he planned to use the rifle for?
  15. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    I do not care for the Zastava MiniMauser action (either in Interarms form or the Remington 799 form) solely because of the diminutive and flimsy bolt handle.

    The CZ is a nice action, and is well fitted. I found a NIB Ruger 77 MkII in 7.62x39 about a year ago, and paid $550 for the privilege of bringing it home. It's a terrific piece, and I'm very glad that I finally found one.
  16. ByAnyMeans

    ByAnyMeans Well-Known Member

    Reload and it's not a problem so ammo availability is not a concern. Domestic production would ramp up pretty quickly anyway. 7.62x39 is my choice for a mid-range caliber. It was that or 5.56 in the type of guns I like and given I would just want a bolt action to punch paper out to three hundred yards, mostly 200 then it's for me. I like simplifying my calibers anyway and if used in a good rifle it's quite possible to do this as proven by a poster here who has I believe a custom built 7.62x39 bolt gun and he pushes it to 400 yards. The round should have enough energy left to make a kill if you were going to need it for hunting or whatnot.
  17. jackdanson

    jackdanson Well-Known Member

    Krochus, a member on this forum built a bolt action 7.62x39.

    From Krochus

    It is apparetly pretty amazing. He claims to get less than .5 moa.

    Use a search for the "match grade 7.62x39" thread for more info.


    The massively available ammo you speak of is all russian stuff, which is inherently less accurate than most bolt action rifles. Even in a great rifle Wolf is never going to be shooting 1.5 moa or less.
  18. JimmAr

    JimmAr Well-Known Member

    Ive seen 308 and 223 group really well.. Rangerruck shot sub moa 62gr out of his 223 at 100yrds.


    Amazing rifles that CZ make.. just amazing. Shooting sub moa with almost every factory brand.
  19. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Actually in my recent round of factory ammo tests Remington, Monarch and 154grn wolf all produced 5 shot 100m groups that were under 1.5MOA. Which I think is phantastic for ammo that costs less than $5 a box.
  20. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    Okay maybe 7.62 may not the best [don't really care though :D] but between 7.62X39 and 5.56 which has more killing power at greater distances than 100 yards.

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