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What 5.45x39mm rifles are on the market right now?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .455_Hunter, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Well-Known Member


    I have seen that the surplus 5.45 ammo is relatively cheap right now. What is actually available on the open market currently chambered for that round? My roommate bought a nice Romanian AK-74 clone (Clinton special) back in 1999 that he was very pleased with.


    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  2. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Well-Known Member

  3. Number 6

    Number 6 Well-Known Member

    You are kind of limited in 5.45x39 rifles. Tantals can be had at a reasonable price. WASR-2s are around, but do not hold a great reputation, and appear to be in short supply. Ohio Rapid Fire has Bulgarian AK-74 clones that are around the same price of Tantals. S&W is coming out with an AR-15 in 5.45 as well, but it will be pricey. Alexander Arms is also going to reintroduce their AR-15 uppers in 5.45. Vector makes a RPK-74 clone as well. Other than that there are a few special runs of Arsenal AKs out there and old SAR-2s. Atlantic Firearms has a good selection of 5.45 rifles on their website.

  4. xd45gaper

    xd45gaper Well-Known Member

    dont get one they are junk!!!! crappy round, crappy ballistics!

    *runs and hoards a bunch more 5.45 ammo while it is still cheap and under the radar"
  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    you want the Tantal, you wont be sorry.
  6. Rossi20

    Rossi20 Member

    Smith and Wesson has a 5.45 upper for an AR-15.
  7. jbauch357

    jbauch357 Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the WASR2 for a while, it's offered in both 7.62x39 and 5.45x39.
  8. ftierson

    ftierson Member.

    Keep in mind that 5.45x39mm surplus ammo has been cheap for quite a while now, but is unlikely to remain cheap for much longer...

    If you don't grab a bunch quickly, you may have missed the boat...

  9. jrfoxx

    jrfoxx Well-Known Member

    too bad no one chambers a bolt gun for that.Seems like that would make for a nice, cheaply fed varmint, small game, target and/or plinker. not that theres anything wrong with the AK and similar clones, its just already have that covered in 7.62x39, I dont need another similar gun, but a 5.45x39mm bolt gun would fill a hole/niche nicely for me, so I could justify it (yeah, like I cant talk myself into any reason to get a new gun, but I digress.....:D)

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