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Bob Campbell cycling the bolt of the Ruger American rifle

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger American — Ruger’s Go Anywhere Do Anything Rifle

Ruger’s recently released 7.62x39mm American is a smart choice. The 7.62x39mm cartridge is the most popular and well distributed, mid-range caliber in the world. Ammunition is plentiful and inexpensive. Modern loadings, such as the Hornady SST, offer good game taking ability. Handloads put the 7.62x39mm right at .30-30 WCF power. In short, the new Ruger American should prove to be a capable, go anywhere, do anything rifle.

Woman in a crouched position shooting an AK-47

Firearms

Review: Molot VEPR FM-AK47

FIME stands for Firearms Importers, Manufacturers, and Exporters. Partner company K-Var has been in the AKM supplies business for a long time. I was excited to get my hands on one rendition of the VEPR platform, an AKM called the FM-AK47. Like other AKMs, it’s chambered in 7.62×39. However, a couple of problems were encountered. Read the full review.

two boxes of Hornady Steel Match ammunition

Ammunition

Test Run: Hornady Steel Match

Steel-cased loads are viable and most of all affordable. Therefore, the author was very interested to see Hornady offering a Steel Match line. These are not rebranded loads but rather steel-cased cartridge cases loaded by Hornady with Hornady projectiles. That means a lot. This makes the loads viable for hunting provided they are accurate enough for this pursuit, and the powder technology addresses one of the primary concerns with steel cased ammunition—powder fouling.

G2 Research 7.62x39 Ripout Round packaging and expended bullet

Ammunition

G2 Research 7.62×39 Ripout Round — Serious Stopping Power!

AKs and SKSs are staple on the battlefield, target range, and in many preppers’ gun safes. While a good supply of bulk surplus 7.62×39 is a must for the range or a SHTF scenario, a few mags of G2 Research 7.62×39 Ripout Rounds should be at the top of any shooter’s or prepper’s list.

Consumer Information

Top AK-47 Accessories Gift Guide

The AK-47 is the most widely owned rifle around the world. Due to its simplicity, cheap manufacturing process and reliability, you will find the AK in almost every country around the world. Owners of AKs like to modernize it with stocks, sights and other accessories. Give the gift of AK-47 gun gear this year and make sure to stock up on 7.62x39mm ammo!

AK-74

Firearms

Choices: AK-47, AK-74… or AK-12?

I was in the market for an AK (Avtomat Kalashnikova). The primary reason was that it was one platform that is noticeably absent in my safes; a hole that needs to be plugged. This led to an extensive investigation of AK offerings and a choice between the AK-47 and AK-74. “Besides honey, this isn’t just for fun, this is work.” That was the basic gist of the conversation when my wife caught me browsing sales fliers for new AKs.