POF Puritan 7.62×39

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Patriot Ordnance Factory announced the addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the company’s Puritan line of AR rifles. The new guns will use AR, not AK, style magazines.

According to POF, the guns will shoot 1 MOA and will have all of the other premium features the company includes on other Puritan rifles. These features include:

  • 4.5 pound, single stage trigger
  • nitride heat treated barrel
  • NP3 coated bolt carrier
  • short stroke gas piston
  • E² extraction technology (see here for more)

POF is stating the gun offers the benefits of a more powerful cartridge with less expensive ammunition in a platform that many Americans are already familiar with. The MSRP for the existing Puritan rifles is $1,499. A MSRP for this caliber is not listed.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Riot

    That….that magazine – it’s painful to look at.

    • 1leggeddog

      I know right? I wonder if they can do like a 20 rounder that’s not as … curvy.

    • Burt Maclin

      Hard to avoid that curve with 7.62×39 cases being so wide. You could make them straight like the STG44s magazine, but then you have about a foot of magazine hanging down making prone shooting impossible.

      My bigger concern is, are they making their own magazines? The reviews for most of the AR style 7.62×39 mags on the market are ….. iffy

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It has nothing to do with the width of the case. It’s the taper of the Russian round.

        Worse than the magazines is the bolt, it’s not a strong design when opened up for 7.62×39. I was told it was a crummy design, then I had a guy tell me that surely wasn’t the case while we were discussing his x39 AR… About 150 rounds later he was trying to get the little piece of broken lug from inside the barrel extension.

        • Burt Maclin

          Haha, yes I misspoke, taper, not width. (even though technically you could say the problem is inconsistent width, lol)

          • JumpIf NotZero

            I’ll have to remeber inconsistent width 😀

      • Riot

        Its not curved, its bent – an ak has a curve to it, this looks like its been run over

        Stoners magwell it a poor design, its too deep which affects the mag design and it becomes more obvious with larger, tapered, calibers

        • Burt Maclin

          One of the many reasons all I can do is shake my head whenever a US company tries to shoehorn 7.62×39 into anything but an AK/SKS.

          The perception has always been about how the AK is just a crude sheet metal peasant gun (it’s actually a feat of engineering genius). That misconception is then applied to the 7.62×39. Companies seem to use that as an excuse to not do any actual engineering when chambering their new guns in it. Mutants and Ruger Minis …. I’m looking at you….

          The Israeli’s managed to get it right, but that was because their lives actually depended on the Galil working. Meanwhile, in the US, we have to try and sucker 2 Grand out of some poor schmuck who bought crates of 7.62×39 during the golden age of ammo importation, but wants something MOAR TACTIC00L looking than a WASR.

        • Andrew

          Stoner’s magwell is a bad design…. For Russian calibers. With low taper cartridges like 5.56, 300 BLK, or 7.62 NATO, I rather like the design. Therefore, I use Russian guns for Russian cartridges and ARs for AR cartridges. Although the Mutant is tempting.

          • Pete Sheppard

            Da. Communism and Capitalism not mix. 😀

          • iksnilol

            Still, he could have made the magwell shorter without it affecting the gun negatively. I mean, AR quad stack mags or drums are taller than what is actually needed simply because the magwell is so long.

    • Pete Sheppard

      Truth. I nearly bought one for my AK, until I took another look and realized something wasn’t right…

    • Pete Sheppard

      Yeah. I nearly bought one for my AK, then realized something was ‘off’…If I ever get an AR in 7.62×39, I will probably stick with 20 rd mags. That 30rd…thing…is just too painful to look at. :p

    • LoopyDupe

      If you want 7.62×39 to function in a normal looking AR mag, look up Longziz.
      Maybe he’ll get his mag to the market someday.

  • Dracon1201

    This is very well the year of the 7.62×39 and AK platforms.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I’m looking forward to seeing how well both the Palmetto PSA-47 and M+M Hybrid turn out.

  • echelon

    Sorry POF, I think CMMG has you beat with the Mutant. And it uses AK mags so…

    • Andrew

      And a larger bolt.

  • Marc

    >puritan
    >premium
    poor choice of name.

    • sam

      Yeah, I don’t like the name; doesn’t seem puritanical to me. Even the 5:56 ones seem like just another AR with a moderate, middle-of-the-road set of parts. Nothing, you know, pure, fanatical, absolute, bare-bones.

      The Stag Super Varmiter is a puritanical AR: simple, clean, totally dedicated to the purpose.

  • anon

    Im sure it works well and you don’t have to rock it in, but the mags are so disgusting that its a limiting factor for me

  • Blake

    Note to POF: never make MoA guarantees on 7.62×39 weapons!

    Even if your fine print says “when using premium ammunition”, 9 out of 10 shooters of this caliber are using either ex-combloc milsurp stuff or wolf, barnaul, or tula bargain-basement ammo, & will expect magic from you as a result…

  • Adam

    Why not piston 762 AR and AK mag lower? I thought that was a bummer the mutant was DI. Cheap AK ammo is usually filthy.

  • Barry

    Is it me or is Magpul MOE furniture the standard for ar’s these days?

  • Cymond

    Heads up, I recently saw an add for the RRA LAR-47, another 7.62×39 AR-15, but theirs uses AK mags.
    http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=558

  • Giolli Joker

    -Improves extraction;
    -Works well in guns designed to handle it.

    • iksnilol

      The problems arrive when trying to put a cartridge with much taper in a gun designed for low taper (IE. 7.62×39 in an AR).

  • Giolli Joker

    Would this upper fit a Mutant lower?

    • Andrew

      Unlikely.

  • guest

    “E² extraction technology”

    Or the name which it normally goes by, since the times of Christ or about that time period: fluted chamber.

    Which BTW will foul up the chamber like cazy when people will shoot that Barnaul or whatever ammo powered that contains black coal or whatever that makes it smoke/foul so much.