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Anybody have a 7.62 X 39 AR?

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Yes get the Palmetto State Armory(PSA) version...I have the 1st GEN KS47 and it runs flawlessly with a T2 Heavy Buffer using the 8.5" barrel and pistol stock.  The KS47's HUGE advantage over an AR in 7.62x39 is that it runs on AK mags while still using the DI system of the AR so it actually shoots way softer than an AK47.  I love mine and out to 200yds its steel plate accurate with a  red dot.  They actually have a GEN2 or 3 out now which is supposed to be quite improved over my GEN 1.

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On 9/13/2019 at 1:29 PM, Pickaroon said:

I'm considering one. Any tips or suggestions?

Did, years ago. Hated it. Mags are expensive did not feed reliably, light primer strikes and actually sheered a lug off the bolt somehow. I decided to leave 7.62X39 to AK style guns.

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13 hours ago, felinesNfreedom said:

Did, years ago. Hated it. Mags are expensive did not feed reliably, light primer strikes and actually sheered a lug off the bolt somehow. I decided to leave 7.62X39 to AK style guns.

Was yours one that used a standard AR lower and fed from those AR-AK mashup magazines? Those seem less practical than the newer ones that use standard AK mags in a lower that's non-standard.

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2 hours ago, TomInMN said:

Was yours one that used a standard AR lower and fed from those AR-AK mashup magazines? Those seem less practical than the newer ones that use standard AK mags in a lower that's non-standard.

Mine was not the hybrid model. Standard AR that took mags designed for the 7.62X39 round. If I wanted to get an AR that shot 7.62 I would go with one of the newer hybrids that is designed to shoot AK mags. Make sure they have a wider firing pin, 7.62 has a harder primer and sometimes the small AR firing pin does not set them off. 

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I know the 7.62X39 AR rifles have quirks. But, I think there has been progress in getting them to work reliably in the last 20 years. Right now, I'm really in the research phase and the PSA complete upper is very tempting.

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On September 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM, 79troublehead said:

I've got one. PSA build, cheap bolt, c products mags, never had a problem.

 

How is accuracy?

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On 9/17/2019 at 7:56 AM, Pickaroon said:

How is accuracy?

It's unscoped, A2 style front and rear sights, and I'm shooting Tula may-pops with aging eyes.

Consistant ring an 8 inch plate at 50 yd. 

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I don’t have one those, but I have an AR in 7.62 NATO. No quirks, misfires or misfeeds. Just 30 caliber American awesomeness. :)

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