Bushmaster 7.62x39mm Carbine

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Bushmaster are now selling a AR-15 chambered in 7.62x39mm. The carbine takes 7.62x39mm specific magazines that hold 26 rounds. From its 16″ M4-profile barrel Bushmaster say it will achieve 2300 FPS velocity with 122 gr. bullets.

It is available with either a 6-position M4-style stock or a fixed A2-style stock.

Specifications
Caliber7.62×39 mm
Magazine Capacity26 Rounds
Overall Length32.75″
Barrel Length16″
Rifling1:10″
Weight w/o magazine6.5 lbs.
Weight of empty magazine0.25 lbs.
Weight of loaded magazine1.0 lbs.
MSRP (Price)$1330
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • M4 M4 on Sep 28, 2012

    The bolt, barrel, and may are the only things that are different from a standard ar. Also, if you are going to be shooting Russian surplus you may want to get a heavier hammer spring, as those primers need a heavier hit.

  • M4 M4 on Sep 28, 2012

    IMHO the concept of a 7.62x39 ar is great. I prefer the ergonomics and handling of the ar over the ak. The miss with this gun was that Bushmaster didn't extend the feed ramp into the upper receiver m4 style, which would have solved the jamming issues I encountered with mine. The nose of the round would squarely strike the upper, and the barrel extension was a hair longer than the upper, creating a snag point. I found a weaker recoil spring / lighter buffer combo lowered the frequency of jams, but never eliminated them. Problems were worse with cheap ammo, so I assume the bolt was short stroking. Rather than grind out the ramp and buying different mags to see if I could fix the gun, I ended up selling it. If I were to try the combination again I would spring for a Meark lower that accepts standard ak mags and an upper with extended ramps. Hope this helps.

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    • M4 M4 on Sep 28, 2012

      @chris Lol, maybe I just got a lemon, it happens with guns.

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