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7,62x39 for Target rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Poly, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Poly

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    Hi, I'm interested in Lynx rifle - model 94 Target. Pirkan ase Limited offers .223 rem and 7,62x39 calibre. I was convinced that 7,62x39 is not god choice for target shooting. Am I wrong?

    Thanks for answers


    PS: Excuse my English, I'm not from english spoken country.
     
  2. Robert

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    Well it really depends on how far you want to shoot and how small of groups you are interested in shooting.
    Is this the right rifle?
    http://www.lynxrifles.com/eng/specs.html

    I see they list 222 Rem, 7.62x39, .308, 6.5x55 and 30-06. Of those, for a target round, I'd take the 308 or the 6.5x55.

    7.62x39 would be fine inside of 300m but it does not shoot as flat as some of the other chamberings.
     
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    How far? Not long distance, exactly 200/300m. According to ballistic table has .223 better trajectory. But it is table, not practice of shooting. And mainly, why Lynx offer this calibre for target rifle...? I am interested in this calibre because the price of ammunition is very cheap.
     
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    The cheap surplus 7.62x39 isn't loaded as well as target ammunition, so unless you find a high quality, consistent brand of ammo or handload it, I don't think you'll get as much accuracy as you'd like.
     
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    Well actually the surplus ammo isn't too bad depends on brands and grains but I have a CZ 527 7.62 x39 and for about 20 $ I can shoot all day. Just take some time shooting cheap ammo and stay away from the corrosive stuff..
     
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    Btw. Any info you need try member R.W.Dale 7.62 guru
     
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    Bad English forgiven. Correct English shown.

    Hi, I'm interested in a Lynx rifle - model 94 Target. Pirkan Ase Limited offers .223 rem and 7,62x39 calibre. I am convinced that 7.62x39 is not a good choice for target shooting. Am I wrong?

    Thanks for the answers.


    PS: Excuse my English, I'm not from english spoken country.
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    7.62x39 is accurate, but it drops after 200M. 5.56 flies further and more flatly, and it is more accurate.
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    The x39 is fine for informal target shooting.

    Plenty accurate out to about 200 yards.

    You won't beat a true target-rifle with x39.
    But, I'll bet that a fella with an x39 bolt-gun can hit a coffee can all day at 200 yards, even with the worst ammo.

    If you want to shoot flies at 200 yards, you'll likely need something other than the x39.
     
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    http://www.handloads.com/calc/
    Wind may be an issue for you with 7.62x39. Use this ballistics calculator to estimate differences among calibers. It still might be your best choice factoring in cost...
     
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