Seriously thinkin about getting out of 5.45x39...but

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  • NeckBeard

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    i have an amazing Rifle dynamics AK-105 that's every AK lover's dream that i am having a hard time contemplating parting with.

    My reasoning is this:

    7n6/5.45 became popular because of cheap surplus. Yeah, we still get the surplus, but it's eventually going to run out and there isn't a single manufacturer that's making new product 5.45. I have 2 cases of new production WOLF, but i bought that.....3 years ago and haven't seen it since. Paid $.17/shot for it on a sale, but will shooting be willing to cough up .20/shot + for the round?

    If surplus dries up, will 5.45 be a thing of the past? I sort of thing so.

    It does not seem to be a long term viable caliber since we'll be dependant on the russians to produce it and with the way the regime in this country is, banning ammo imports is probably something in their toolbox.

    Anyone have thoughts on this?
     

    rl96ss

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    Interesting...this is the caliber of one of the rifles I'm looking to buy. It had never crossed my mind if they stopped importation. Subscribed to hear everyone's thoughts. I think Hornady produces the round. If it did happened and they upped production I'd expect .223 prices, though.
     

    TheDan

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    True, the cheap surplus ammo won't last forever, but consider the savings you have every time you pull the trigger over 7.62x39 or 5.56. If you shoot a lot, the amount you've saved will outpace the cost of the rifle. Even if 5.45x39 completely disappears, which I doubt, you could sell the rifle for scrap and still come out ahead. ...or re-barrel it for whatever caliber and keep on trucking.
     

    TheDan

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    uh, what I meant to say in that last post was I agree with you that it's not a viable caliber, but I'll do you a favor and take that worthless hunk of metal off your hands for $300 ;)
     

    The Lox

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    I am going to do the same thing with the AK74 I have. Its a really great gun, and I love using it, but the availability of ammo seems to be suspect and I don't want to stock pile thousands of rounds just to be able to shoot whenever I want..
     
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