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Bolt Action 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dispatch55126, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. ElKabong

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    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

    ElKabong
     
  3. viking499

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    CZ makes one you might want to look at......
     
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    CZ does make a nice one if that is the caliber you choose for a bolt gun. I've put my friend on two Axis with his and it did a nice job. I just wouldn't push the range too much.
     
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    I have one of the Ruger 77MkIIs in 7.62x39. I like it VERY much. There's one that's been showing up NIB on Gunbroker lately - might be worth scanning from time to time.

    The CZs are very nice and have a better trigger than the Rugers, but I actually like the balance and feel of the Ruger better than I do the CZ.
     
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    Regarding post #2
    Elkabong,
    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.
    Later,
    WNTFW
     
  10. TheGrimReaper

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    I second the CZ!
     
  11. rangerruck

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    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.
     
  12. rangerruck

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    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.
     
  13. elmerfudd

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    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.
     
  14. mp510

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    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.
    http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=88013085
     
  15. .45Guy

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    MP510, thanks for the link! I may have to pick that up to go with my 7.62x39 Carcano!!!
     
  16. Cmdr. Gravez0r

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    sorry to pull a zombie thread

    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.
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    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:
     
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    You built one on a Savage, didn't you Krochus?
     
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    Sorta, I actually used a Stevens 200


    [​IMG]

    shot a .258" the other day
     
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    My 77MK II in 7.62X39 is SS with a black composite stock with wood inlays.
     
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    I thought at one time, maybe ten or fifteen years ago, someone imported Norinco bolt action sporters in 7.62x39. I also remember Interarms offering the Mini Mark X in that caliber as well.
     
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    H&R used to have 7.62x39 rifles and i believe you can still get the barrel through the accessary barrel program.
     
  24. skinewmexico

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    Stevens - it's a Savage.
     
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    I've been jonesing for that little CZ carbine for a long time, but I'd probably get it in .223 instead.
     
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