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#5520671 - 01/04/15 11:25 PM .300BO vs. 7.62x39
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Registered: 01/31/09
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Which would be a better hog round, and why? Lots of things I read say that there really isn't a lot of difference, but I wanted to hear from the folks that have used both and actually know. Thanks in advance.

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#5520847 - 01/05/15 07:20 AM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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7.62x39 will push the same weight bullet 300-400fps faster than 300AAC.
But, there are more types and weights of bullets available for 300aac since it uses .308 bullets. Hard to find much of anything for hunting outside of the 123-125gr bullets for 7.62x39.
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#5520869 - 01/05/15 07:40 AM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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I am a blackout fan, anything from 110 grain to 220 OTC,runs in a AR, easy to find brass, does about 85% of everything a 7.62x39 will do...

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#5521003 - 01/05/15 09:03 AM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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Yeah, I agree with both of the above and would summarize it like this -- what the x39 does it does a bit better than the BO, but it doesn't do nearly as many things.

If we're talking about an AR upper, I think the x39 magazines are an utter abortion, while the BO uses standard .223 mags at full capacity.

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#5521016 - 01/05/15 09:11 AM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Precision_Shooter]
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Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter
7.62x39 will push the same weight bullet 300-400fps faster than 300AAC.
But, there are more types and weights of bullets available for 300aac since it uses .308 bullets. Hard to find much of anything for hunting outside of the 123-125gr bullets for 7.62x39.



True, but you really don't need anything besides a 125gr soft point for hogs and deer anyways. For that matter, a fmj to the brain of a pig is pretty deadly too.
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#5521206 - 01/05/15 10:55 AM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter
7.62x39 will push the same weight bullet 300-400fps faster than 300AAC.
But, there are more types and weights of bullets available for 300aac since it uses .308 bullets. Hard to find much of anything for hunting outside of the 123-125gr bullets for 7.62x39.



True, but you really don't need anything besides a 125gr soft point for hogs and deer anyways. For that matter, a fmj to the brain of a pig is pretty deadly too.


Oh I completely agree... I chose a CZ 527 in 7.62x39 for my woods gun. Was just giving him both sides of the coin.
As a hand loader, I Really wish more companies would make varying weights of bullets in .310...
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#5521367 - 01/05/15 12:07 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Precision_Shooter]
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Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter

As a hand loader, I Really wish more companies would make varying weights of bullets in .310...


Amen! Though I really like the .311 150 & 180gr Sierra ProHunters in both my SKS & 91/30, but they have been hard to come by lately.

For factory loads in my Yugo SKS, 154gr soft points have been a hog hunting staple for both head and body shots, and performance has been quite good with both. Also the accuracy is dramatically improved over 12x bullets. May not be an issue in an AR or bolt gun.

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#5521385 - 01/05/15 12:12 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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Tula ammo makes a 154gr soft-point for 7.62x39.
I think I had some 160gr Cabelas Herters brand ammo in the past as well.

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#5521408 - 01/05/15 12:26 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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#5521468 - 01/05/15 12:57 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
.308


Yuupppppp!!!!
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#5521632 - 01/05/15 02:18 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: KRoyal]
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
.308


Yuupppppp!!!!


Have 2 of those as well...
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#5521640 - 01/05/15 02:22 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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Like mentioned before, either is fine for pigs. Cheaper ammo in the Russian caliber. More bullet options in the 300blk, including subs if shooting suppressed.
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#5522769 - 01/05/15 11:30 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: Dragonuv]
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300 blk if I have to choose, but unless you're using a suppressor, it's a pointless round to use.

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#5523564 - 01/06/15 12:12 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
300 blk if I have to choose, but unless you're using a suppressor, it's a pointless round to use.


Why? I only ask because my next upper is either the 300BO or the X39, and I'm leaning X39 because of ammo availability.
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#5523656 - 01/06/15 01:04 PM Re: .300BO vs. 7.62x39 [Re: angler management]
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Do you reload? Any plans to use it for something like deer hunting or long range work?

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