GUN Hornady's New 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm

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  1. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    http://www.tacticalgunfan.com/index.php ... 3&Itemid=1


    Pretty interesting. Now I can load some non-steel cored 5.45 and shoot rifle matches with my 74 :big grin:
     
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    Sounds awesome, though I'm concerned about the price.

    Part/Most of the allure of the AK series to me was how cheap the guns and ammo were. At the current going rate, I'd almost just rather have an AR myself.....
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. If I didn't already have a couple rifles and a shit-ton of surplus 5.45 I wouldn't really care. I figure I can pick up some of their new bullets, use the primed cases of my surplus stuff and be able to shoot 3 gun and whatnot where they don't allow steel core ammo. It'll still be cheap to shoot considering I paid <.10/round.
     
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    Dawt.

    Approximately nothing Horandy puts out is even "inexpensive," nevermind "cheap."

    If it's not reasonably close to the price of Wolf/Barnaul/etc, I don't much care.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Boy are they going to be disappointed to find out that few people are wanting to put Hornady-quality (and Hornady-priced) ammo in their 74 clones, and that even the 5.45 AR guys are probably not going to pick this up much. :hs:
     
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    I'll buy some 5.45 for my AR. Be nice to have something better for a defensive load than surplus.
    I won't shoot with it regularly though.
     
  8. Ford4Life

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    Knowing Hornady, it's probably $1-3 per round.
     
  9. Keesh

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    I got 1000 bullets of Hornady 55gr .224 for $59 last year :hsd: here's to hoping for that price again.
     
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    In Hornady's defense, they do offer some of the cheapest specialty ammo out there that I've found. Other shit, though, is just outrageous.

    I usually run their ammo through my .460 because it's about 1/2 what other brands are.
     

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