View Full Version : 7.62 x 39 AR-15 Accuracy

January 25, 2010, 03:58 PM
What sort of accuracy can I get out of this? http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=253&cat=1928

January 25, 2010, 04:00 PM
Depends on the ammo and distance.

I would expect 3~5 MOA with cheap ammo, and 1~3 with better ammo. Wouldn't expect sub moa groups.


January 25, 2010, 05:23 PM
I have a 7.62x39 carbine with a free-floated Colt barrel. I have found the greatest limitation is the quality of ammo.

With a scope mounted on the rail and shooting from the bench, I tried every type of ammo I had, but could not do any better than 2"-3" 5rd groups at 100y. Mostly it was 4"-6" groups. This was shooting S&B, Uly, Tiger, Silver Bear, and Barnual (the tightest groups were Barnual and S&B).

I've never seen any match x39 and I don't handload, but I suspect that the rifle could have done much better with more consistent ammo.

January 25, 2010, 06:39 PM
Also do I have to buy special sights for this? Will a standard .223 carry handle sight work?

January 25, 2010, 07:44 PM
It's a standard AR so standard AR parts will fit it. My flattop free-floated 7.62x39 AR15s, with basic handloads not tuned to the rifle in any way, will all do MOAish (but no subMOA) five shot 100yd groups.

January 25, 2010, 08:31 PM
The only catch with 7.62x39 AR15s is mags. Most are problematic.

Cproducts makes decent ones though:


January 25, 2010, 09:37 PM
I've had good luck with the 20 round USA frankenmags. They're out of production but findable on Gunbroker and arfcom's EE.

I also use C Products 10 rounders with no problems.

My 14.5" M1S 7.62x39 AR is quite accurate in the 50-100 yard range, using mostly Prvi Partizan and S&B brass FMJ.

January 26, 2010, 08:02 AM
I've struggled with 7.62x39 AR mags for more than a decade, and for the most part resigned myself to the MGW 10rd units. Having said that, the latest run of C Products 30rd magazines have been quite reliable for me, and I have no quals about using them or recommending them. Be aware that there have been multiple attempts by C products to get it right, and the earlier efforts sucked. You only want the current production units.

January 26, 2010, 09:40 AM
I've had good luck with the 20 round USA frankenmags. They're out of production but findable on Gunbroker and arfcom's EE.I have too. I got two 20 rounders and two 30 rounders in a package deal with some other stuff. The 20s have been great. The 30s not so much.

My 7.62x39 AR15 with a 20 round USA "Frankenmag"