Palmetto State Armory PA47 7.62×39 AR15 Uppers

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Palmetto State Armory has been on a roll with their AR15 offerings lately, from their budget priced .223/5.56 uppers to their 9mm and .308 offerings. Well they’ve just released their new PA47 AR15 uppers chambered in 7.62×39. So far they only have a 7″ barreled upper listed on their site which retails for $449.99. I’m sure more barrel length options, lowers and parts kits are on the way too. Check it out at Palmettostatearmory.com.

7″ Barrel length
Chrome moly vanadium barrel
7.62 x 39mm Chamber
1 in 10″ twist rate
.750 Low Profile Gas Block
7″ SQR Rail
Vortex Flash Hider
Forged upper receiver
T-Marks

Barrel: 7″, chrome moly vanadium. Chambered in 7.62x39mm, with a 1/10 twist, and a carbine-length gas system. Barrel is finished off with an .750″ diameter low-profile gas block, 7″ SQR rail, and Vortex flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, T-marks, these upper upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Bolt Carrier Group: Carpenter 158 Phosphate coated 7.62×39 bolt, Full auto profile 8620 steel carrier, chrome-lined and phosphate coated. Phosphate coated chrome-lined gas key staked per mil-spec.

Each upper is test fired to check gas function.



Ray I.

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  • Andrew

    Palmetto State Armory Rocks!

    • schizuki

      Well, they certainly know how to prolong the anticipation of receiving an order.

  • Esh325

    I still think there’s no better choice than .300 BLK if you want 7.62×39 in an AR15.

    • thedonn007

      I have been second guessing my .300 blk purchase and wondering if i should have gone with 7.62×39 instead due to the cost of ammo difference.

      • Esh325

        Yeah, price can be a concern, but you get the commonality of parts with the AR15, and it runs just as well a .223 AR15, which can’t be said for all 7.62×39 AR15’s.

      • schizuki

        No, you did the right thing.

      • Ergo

        my black rifle disease says you should have both. Even more so given todays prices.

        My x39 ar had several kinks to work out before i got it to run reliably with combloc ammo. Buffer weight, modded firing pin and mags are the biggest issues to work with.

        If you like to tinker x39s are great. If you just want it to work out of the box and shoot the 300 b.o. is the way to go.

    • Especially if price of .300 Blackout comes down.

    • schizuki

      7.62×39 AR – .30-30 power, low ammo cost, problematic reliability, more mags needed.
      .300 Blackout AR – .30-30 power, high ammo cost, higher reliability, same mags.

      Give me reliability and interchangeability. I’ll learn to reload.

    • iksnilol

      7.62×39 is IMO better than 300 BLk but the ARs horrible magwell makes tapered cartridges a no-go for the most part. Especially cartridges as tapered as 7.62×39. If you want a “modern” gun (AKA something that isn’t an AK) in 7.62×39 wait for the MSBS Radon, get the VZ58 or make a HK32 clone.

      • Ergo

        faxon seems to have an interesting offering. Some sort of voodoo with the bolt. still uses the standard lower though..

  • MountainKelly

    Prefer my x39 in the mini or kalshnikov pattern haha. Neat though.

  • thedonn007

    I would be a little more interested if the barrel where chrome lined, or stainless steel, or nitrided.

    • JSmath

      Good news for you then: Palmetto State Armory frequently does release and stock chrome-lined and stainless steel versions of their barrels and uppers. Just check their site. This being a new one, it might take a quarter to half year for it to happen, but it is definitely an inevitability.

      • Ergo

        nitrided and chrome lined barrels will be available by the end of the year. Shipping in the second quarter of 2017

        that was a joke

  • Andrew

    I have been looking for a quality and reasonably priced AK47 and they all seem pretty questionable in the reliability dept. I will be more interested in a rifle. I have had very good luck with their ARs

    • Scott P

      Buy an imported AK. Problem solved. The “questionable” reliability is buying under-priced American builds of dubious quality, sub-standard/out of spec parts.

      The former Comblocs have no problems building a good AK since they invented the damn thing and they have been building them for over 60 years so they got all the bugs out by now compared to the decade long American upstarts.

  • schizuki

    Yes.

  • JSmath

    The shape of 7.62×39 combined with the straight mag well of the AR-15 has always been the real problem area of making decent mags for the platform. There have been a few breakthroughs here and there, but without addressing the magwell on the lower (as many companies have, mind you), I don’t think there will be a truly reliable version of the AR mag paired with 7.62×39.

    • Ergo

      i’ve had cproducts, asc and a franken monster from 20 years ago that is an ar top welded to an ak body. The franken mag has been the best out of all of em. I’m surprised that tangodown hasn’t released a polymer version of the franken mag.

  • JSmath

    What sort of environment are you talking about putting bad guys down in?

    In a home defense situation, absolutely.

  • Jeffrey

    I have a 7.62×39 upper build by another company and its been extremely reliable. I mainly shoot TulAmmo 154 grain SP in it and it eats it like a fat boy going through an apple pie 🙂

  • iksnilol

    7.62×39 doesn’t lose much velocity or energy from going with a short barrel. Especially if you handload.