GUN going to buy a wasr2 do i buy it in .223 or 5.45 and why?

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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I already have an ar are the 223 mags hard to find for the wasr2?

    I am thinking surplus ammo and wolf might justify the 545

    both are the same price it is a century the 47 is banned by name here so I can't have one in 7.62

    what do you guys think?
     
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    5.45

    cheapest centerfire rifle round ftw.
     
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    5.45. Pick up 3 cases of it from Century for the price of 1k of .223
     
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    I wants your checkbook.

    How much longer is 5.45 surplus supposed to hold out? Once it dries up I'm not sure how affordable it will be for new production.
     
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    Century still has a fair amount of it I believe. It seems like most major ammo distributors are selling it now too. I'm buying as much as I can now just because you never know for sure when it will run dry. I've heard rumors that Germany has huge stockpiles of it but who knows if that will get imported or not.

    New production stuff is still cheaper than 7.62x39 but I'm not going to buy any until I can't get surplus cheap.
     
  6. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Definitely 5.45.

    JoJo's up in Southington has them on hand, all the ones I saw had good front sights. They are priced a little above internet prices but are usually willing to negotiate some.
     
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    cool they said 360 for either one I figure aim has em for 299 plus shipping and transfer .

    the barrels are just crowned is it worth pinning a brake on them?

    btw I still wanna meet up with you and shoot
     
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    You can pin a brake on but if you really want to clean a -74 brake well it probably should be able to be removed. Authentic ones will have a gas expansion chamber which will be a bitch to clean if you can't remove it.

    The brakes are all hard chromed on the inside but if you shoot corrosive ammo through it, it will probably rust after enough use. Also, there is often a ton of buildup on the muzzle that would probably be impossible to remove without being able to take the brake off.
     
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    So I'm better off leaving it crowned.
     
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    Mine has a crappy usa pin on that has a bit of rust showing on it.
     
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    If you can have it threaded cheaply then go for it. There's so little muzzle rise with 5.45 that you probably won't notice a whole lot of difference with or without a brake.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Ditto, since its supposed to be pinned, I wouldn't worry about a traditional -74 brake. If you really want something on the end, have JoJo thread it and tack a slant brake on there.

    I'll PM you the next time we go to the DOC or CSP range, I've got a case of ammo for my AK I'd like to shoot a bit of.
     
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    Awesome I work 3 on 4 off. I have twr off :).
     
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    I wonder if they can do that tomorrow while I'm there.
     

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