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Thread: Any interest in a Ruger american in 5.45x39 with the AR pattern mags?

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    Any interest in a Ruger american in 5.45x39 with the AR pattern mags?

    title says it all.

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    Yes I would buy one.

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    None. With surplus ammo gone and no US made I see no point in having a bolt gun using Russian commercial ammo that has no consistency. Maybe if ppu started make ammo

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    I would buy one.


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    I vote no.

    With cheap 7N6 surplus off the table, I just don't see any point.

    The existing American Ranch in 223 that uses AR mags would do everything one in 5.45 could with the added benefit of having far superior ammo availability.

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    If someone started making boxer primed ammo and bullets, maybe...

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    Yea, I stopped buying 5.45x39 when 7n6 dried up, and none of the commercial loads shot as well out of my AR upper, although the Wolf Premium was close. I recently got in to 6.5Grendel for Wolf steel and for me itís better than 5.45 and just as cheap. And thereís several bolt guns chambered in 6.5 G. At least Iíve still got enough cases of it stacked to keep me shooting for a while.

    5.45x39 is a good caliber but beyond AK74s thereís just not many options. Although the PSA AR that takes AK74 mags that was announced at SHOT this year might help.

    The Ruger Am. Predator in 6.5G is tempting though.
    Last edited by wanderson; 03-26-19 at 19:54.

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    That caliber is only fun when running it in original import 74's or perhaps an SSG 82.

    More of a cold war collector type thing.

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