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    Could someone please tell me what caliber 7.62x39 is
    Friend of mine was given a sks 7.62x39 and ask me what Cal it was.

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    Ammo

    7.62x39 is a cartridge. It fires a 7.62mm (.30 caliber) bullet. 7.62mm is the diameter of the bullet and 39mm is the length of the casing. It is the common AK/SKS cartridge. It is called a 7.62 Soviet to differentiate it from the 7.62x51 NATO round commonly called a .308 Winchester in civilian circles.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by dstricklin View Post
    Could someone please tell me what caliber 7.62x39 is
    Friend of mine was given a sks 7.62x39 and ask me what Cal it was.
    7.62x39 is the caliber

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstricklin View Post
    Could someone please tell me what caliber 7.62x39 is
    Friend of mine was given a sks 7.62x39 and ask me what Cal it was.
    It is what it is. 7.62x39 is a military round that does not interchange with another 'civilian' type of round, such as 308 or 223.
    7.62x39 is however not that very difficult to buy. If your friend would like to sell the rifle, I am interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes_wallace82 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dstricklin View Post
    Could someone please tell me what caliber 7.62x39 is
    Friend of mine was given a sks 7.62x39 and ask me what Cal it was.
    7.62x39 is the caliber
    Wrong. 7.62 is the caliber. 7.62x39 is the name of a cartridge or chambering. Let's see you load a 7.62x39 in a 7.62x51 rifle and see what happens. Both are the same caliber rifle, yet fire completely different cartridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    Wrong. 7.62 is the caliber. 7.62x39 is the name of a cartridge or chambering. Let's see you load a 7.62x39 in a 7.62x51 rifle and see what happens. Both are the same caliber rifle, yet fire completely different cartridges.
    Or load the 7.62X39 in a Mosin Nagant M44. Or the 7.62X54R Mosin Nagant round into the AK or SKS. It won't fit in them as it is quite a bit larger a round while shooting about the same caliber bullet. The 7.62X54R is so much bigger that a 7.62X39 with bullet barely is as long as the case is of the 54R.
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  8. Actually, 7.62 mm equates to .308 inch.

  9. This kind of reminds me of when I worked at Disneyland, and people would ask: "What time is the nine o'clock parade?" We weren't allowed to respond with "Nine o'clock, dumbass!" Instead, we had to say that it was starting in 20 minutes, or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD357grandpa View Post
    Actually, 7.62 mm equates to .308 inch.
    Actually if you want to get technical, you're technically wrong. 7.62mm equals .300 inches. .308 inches equals 7.82mm (the true bullet diameter a 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.) 7.62x39mm and 7.62x54mmR cartridges actually have a true bullet diameter of 7.92mm. Why? Not a clue. Simplicity in naming I would assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sven79 View Post
    This kind of reminds me of when I worked at Disneyland, and people would ask: "What time is the nine o'clock parade?" We weren't allowed to respond with "Nine o'clock, dumbass!" Instead, we had to say that it was starting in 20 minutes, or something like that.
    Since this is the the nice folks of the country here to help each other I would like to ax how many rounds in a six shooter.
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