GUN AK-74 ammo AR-15

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  1. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    S&W 5.45x39 AR $799 Local Dealer. Opinions? Will I be limited in changing uppers?

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  2. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    you live in tennessee?

    whereabouts?
     
  3. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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  4. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    oh ok
     
  5. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    Have fun cleaning out all that corrosive surplus ammo.
     
  6. GearHead

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    What questions do you have?

    5.45 is a lot cheaper than 5.56 but almost all of it is corrosive (the shit that is newly mfgd is as pricy as 5.56), so you will have to clean it after every range trip.

    You can use 5.56 mags
     
  7. thegooch

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    you can but 30 rounds won't work/fit.
     
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    Right.
     
  9. DC

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    Coming from someone who has an AK74 variant. Non-corrosive is hard to find.
     
  10. spagina

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    Ammonia Windex down the pipe until you get home to clean it. Same as a mosin. not a deal breaker
     
  11. GlobeGuy

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    Or you can just use black powder cleaner, like T/C #13 or Hoppes #9 plus.

    Then you just clean like you would any other firearm and just put it away.
     
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    keesh shoots a fuckload of 5.45 and doesnt clean his very often.

    ak74 > 5.45 AR.
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    My interarms tantal, develops surface rust in a day if I don't clean it (especially the muzzle brake and the screw on the barrel that muzzle brake attaches to), perhaps he lives in a dry climate? :dunno:
     
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    :dunno:

    Might be the finish on your blaster.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    That's the #1 reason why I wouldn't want a 5.45 AR.
     
  16. GlobeGuy

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    :wtc::wtc::wtc: but but but... it's interarms!! :crying:

    edit: I wonder if gun kote is better at corrosion resistance than grey park (which is what i got)
     
  17. Keesh

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    I live in exrtreemly wet climate. I have molyresin on my aks and it holds up well. Park needs to have some oil in it to be effective.

    I dont bother cleaning most of the time, but when I do, I dont even bother with windex or any of that crap. WD40 gets sprayed down the barrel, gas tube and in the receiver and bolt, and that's it.

    ns, so
     
  18. GlobeGuy

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    No gun oil after WD40?
     
  19. SnakeEater

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    I blast a few rounds of non corrosive after shootin corrosive and haven't had a prob yet
     
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    I'll put some oil on the rails and bolt when it gets a little dry. I've somewhat switched over to grease on the rails of my AKs, it lasts a lot longer and is incredibly cheap, a $5 tube will last you about a lifetime.
     

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