Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Olympus, Jan 23, 2022.
Please no AR there is enough beer cans in this world
The 6.5x55 is an excellent choice as well. Maybe a .257 Roberts as others said.
8mm-06 is another one I could consider.
What about a 9.3x62?
I would look at 6 ARC if you reload as there are more bullet choices and they cost less.
Now with cz dropping there 527 ruger should sell even more. I'll have to pick one up someday when I've got the money.
35 Rem is a great cartridge, but it is not a necked up 308. 358 Win is a necked up 308.
The 35 Rem is a dandy carbine cartridge though. Not too hard kicking, but delivers quite an impact. Plays nicely with cast bullets as well. I had a Marlin 336 so chambered. It was a great combination.
It's magic in a rem 141 pump.
I just bought my first Grendel, albeit in an AR platform. Weather being what it's been lately, I've not gotten it to the range yet. Check out some of @Double Naught Spy's videos of hunting pigs in TX with a 6.5 Grendel.
I wondering now what benefits the 7.62x39 round will have since the steel cased ammo will be drying up in the years to come. Factory ammo is not exactly inexpensive for the x39, even steel cased stuff. And the .311 diameter bullets are not as readily available either. Not to mention that you're stuck having to use the expensive Mini 30 mags and I'm struggling to see many "pros" for opting for the 7.62x39 chambering now.
Steel case won't dry up.
7.62x39 is likely the most common ammunition worldwide and will be around a very long time. As for mags I really like the fact it uses Mini-30 units. But then I have a Mini-30 as well...
It's not drying up in the least. Much 7.62x39 comes from other places besides Russia. Taiwan, Serbia & other places. In fact, Palmetto state armory has purchased a crapload of the equipment necessary to produce the steel case ammo here & they expect to have it up & running soon. As far as being "stuck", as YOU say, with the expensive mags, I bought a bunch of quality aftermarket ones from Mag Warehouse about 1/2 the price IIRC. They actually seem to function better than the oe Ruger ones I have. Even if the steel case "dries up", I'll have enough to last me & most likely my children the rest of our lves! Lol
I agree with wiscoaster, the 8mm Mauser doesn't make you look like the average penguin in a crowd like a 6.5 or .308.
But does 7.62x39 still make sense for someone just now getting into the caliber? Sure, not long ago it was dirt cheap and I can see why people would have stocked up, but it's not that cheap these days.
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