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Old 04-20-2009, 11:02 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

I have killed several deer with my SKS using factory Remmy Core Locks. Great terminal performance at short to medium distances. My SKS is very accurate compaired to most I've seen...if your's shoots well then go for it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:37 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

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dust, the biggest drawback to hunting anything with a 7.62x39 is the accuracy of the rifles chambered for it. In my limited experience, a good SKS is more accurate than the best AK. Also, the AK will hurt your ears without plugs or muffs, and I don't like to hunt with either. The hardball round will certainly kill a hog, but some jacketed softpoints are available for it too. And some tracer (corrosive).

I would try a low powered scope on the SKS's (there are some good mounts available) and if the best one is accurate enough for your needs, use it. I've killed hogs out to 140 yds with an AR in .223, so I know the 7.62x39 will kill them if you hit them. For 300 yds, I'd go to a .308, like an M1-A.

Good luck, Tom

I disagree with all AKs being inaccurate, both my Vepr and VZ58 are ZEROED at 430 yards.. and they will send pot bellies into some great aerial gymnastics, my Vepr is a bit more accurate than my VZ but it clearly does the job with cheap russian ammo..

AKs are like any other rifle.. you usually get the quality you are willing to pay for.. you dont really think for one minute that a cheap stamped Chicom is going to be as accurate or well built as something with a heavy milled reciver from the Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant? (sorry if the spelling is wrong) do you?..

I have done a great deal of pig hunting in the Pasa Robles area of California, 7.62 will take them down, but not always, and if the shot is off almost never, but I have found that the trusty old 338 does it much better, and is always more fun. Just my 2 cents....


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Old 09-30-2009, 07:11 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

Dad will be shooting a Saiga 308, so I need to get the scope and ammo figured out. SP or HP?
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:34 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

I belive there is a lot of x milatary 7.62 left , in the market. and non of those are soft point, which I think is not a good load for hunting, it takes a while before the animal is actuly dead. trust me not many of us want them to suffer.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

I have the ammo. That's not a problem, just dont know which would be better.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:27 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 questions for pigs

I would go with a .308 rather than the 7.62x39. Capable of longer range shots, better accuracy and knock down power. You can pick up one of many bolt action rifles chambered for .308 at really reasonable prices. I went with a CZ 550FS. JMHO
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:47 PM
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I would go with a .308 rather than the 7.62x39. Capable of longer range shots, better accuracy and knock down power. You can pick up one of many bolt action rifles chambered for .308 at really reasonable prices. I went with a CZ 550FS. JMHO
I will have a bolt in .308, and my dad will have a Saiga in 308. But, we got into the 7.62x39 in the 90's, and the .223 and .308 this year. Needless to say, I can shoot a hunting magazine full of SP 7.62x39 for the same price as 1 round of .308. At less than 100-200 yards, I don"t think the ballistics of the x39 will make the x51 look that much better. I may try plinking at 500 yards with it just to see what it will do, and at that point I maybe wasting ammo when the .308 is still kicking.

The right gun for the right situation. Besides,we could all use more guns, just don't tell my wife that.
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