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Old 03-10-2012, 3:32 PM
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Default 7.62x39 and 7.62x51

Did my brother err today when he bought a gang of 7.62x39 for his FAL which is stamped 7.62x51 (.308)?

Got home from the gun show with some new plinking material and when looking at his FAL, we see the stamp and oh shi.....!

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Old 03-10-2012, 3:33 PM
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Sounds like it but dont worry I'll come right over and dispose of it for you properly.
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Doh!
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Sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy a new rifle!
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I'm in the SFV if you want to trade that 7.62x39 for some 7.62x54 ... still won't work in your FAL, but you'll be getting closer.
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that just means that your brother needs to buy an AK or SKS
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Doh!
I'm sure he can find a suitable trade for it... Just a bummer when you wanna go shoot and
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I'll take it, my SKS will be hungry after the 10 day wait
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Just throw it in your trash. So where do you live and when is trash day?
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It's moments like these when you have that perfect opportunity to buy that perfect AK!
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At least it was an inexpensive lesson in calibers versus cartridges. Yeah there are several different cartridges that have 7.62 in the name, and unfortunately he picked one that shoots so poorly (IMO) my own SKS hasn't been shot in a few years. You're looking for 7.62 NATO or 7.62x51 and maybe 3x the cost per round.
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At least it was an inexpensive lesson in calibers versus cartridges. Yeah there are several different cartridges that have 7.62 in the name, and unfortunately he picked one that shoots so poorly (IMO) my own SKS hasn't been shot in a few years. You're looking for 7.62 NATO or 7.62x51 and maybe 3x the cost per round.
I was surprised at what he paid for 200 rounds when I purchased a box of 308WIN for him for his b-day and the one box cost 2x one of the boxes in today's bulk pack...
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Anyone down in the san diego area wanna buy an unopened case of 10, 20-round boxes of Hornady Zombie Max 7.62x39... must be 18 to play...
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Anyone down in the san diego area wanna buy an unopened case of 10, 20-round boxes of Hornady Zombie Max 7.62x39... must be 18 to play...
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7.62x51 in the middle, 7.62x39 on the right.
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Whoa that's a huge difference!! Thanks for the reference point... My only rifle ammo is 5.56...
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Re: 7.62x39 rounds

Please shoot me a pm for price. I'm in claremont and interested.
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eh, at least they werent 7.62x25
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Did my brother err today when he bought a gang of 7.62x39 for his FAL which is stamped 7.62x51 (.308)?

Got home from the gun show with some new plinking material and when looking at his FAL, we see the stamp and oh shi.....!

Thanks, Survivor
LOL. It was for an FAL? How do you mistake that.
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don't get 7.62x54 next time...
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Is your brother new to the gun scene? He needs to learn a little more about his stuff. Not trying to be a dick but no one here wants to read a thread that says, "My brother shot 7.62x39 out of his FAL and got hurt really bad"

Educate him so he doesn't get hurt or hurt other people.
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Whoa that's a huge difference!! Thanks for the reference point... My only rifle ammo is 5.56x45.
Don't forget it 5.56x45.
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Look at it this way.... Your brother learned a valuable yet somewhat inexpensive lesson, you learned a valuable FREE lesson.

Shoot me a PM if the deal falls through with the other Calgunners.
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Sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy a new rifle!
I like the way you think.
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Yes my bro is a noob and he made a mistake. Valuable lesson for both of us. Thankfully a safe lesson too!!
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sounds like you're a bit of a noob too. Markings are there for a reason. When they're just a lot of numbers, they're really being specific. Colloquial names (Luger/parabellum) are less often as important but can be.
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Sounds like I should take that FAL off your hands so your brother doesnt make the same mistake : )
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Poor guy, bet he thought he got a hell of a deal... only to find out it wasn't.
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Lol, you are def a rookie too if you really need to look at a FAL to figure out what its chambered in. no shame in it, nobody is born an expert.
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Thats ok, everyone makes mistakes. My homeboy, former marine, friend to several leos, all around nice, smart guy, asked me why the fifty cal was banned, but not the seven six two. "everyone knows 762 is bigger than 50"

I also overheard a guy talking a few months back about his cool new 12 gauge, with a .410 choke? imagine what that would be like.

Consider it just a lesson learned. it could have been the other way around and been a costlier mistake. but like others have said, stay away from 7.62x54r, although that might "seem" like a good deal too.
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^ Thanks paratroop! Yes, rookie mistake for both of us. I have no experience with a FAL and have not studied up on it since I don't own one. I also am pleased that I found CGN to get good advice from those experience people out there willing to help. Great resource. I hope lessons like this can be shared by me with others someday just the same.

Respect, Survivor.

p.s., my buddy just left for A-stan, he's a paratrooper. You guys and gals are appreciated and venerable. Thank you!
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Tell him not to be too hard on himself. My landlord's dad, who has been collecting guns all his life, wanted to buy his grandson his first .22LR rifle and found one at a gun show, not realizing it was .22 Hornet.

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I'm in the SFV if you want to trade that 7.62x39 for some 7.62x54 ... still won't work in your FAL, but you'll be getting closer.
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