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Old 01-11-2018, 01:54 PM
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I built an AR in 7.62x39, and I have killed several deer with it. It performs really well on them. I have also killed several hogs with the round. I would have no worries about shooting a black bear of any size with it, either. The Hornady SSTs have performed well for me in this caliber. With a longer barrel, it should do even better.

I consider it a 100-150 yard woods round, just like the .30-30. It wouldn't be my first choice for moose, elk, or grizzlies-but then, lots of old-timers and natives kill all those with a .30-30 on a regular basis.
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