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Old 09-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Anyone use it for hunting? What kinda performance should I expect? What is best performing ammo for deer hunting with this caliber....
Thanks in advance for your responses, this will be my first ever 7.62x39. I'm not into rifles used to kill Americans, this is on a Thompson single shot Encore platform.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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shoot 'em in the head and no tracking is required!
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shoot 'em in the head and no tracking is required!
I've got a .22mag for that Jason, but I'm gonna need you to hold the light..
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It should be fine for the large dogs with antlers they call deer around here. People compare the round to 30-30 and like a 30-30 dont expect to be making those several hundred yard shots with it either. The Zombie Max Ammo should be good and at least worth the try for some laugh factor.

FWIW, my rifles have never killed any Americans. My Russian AKM was originally sold to the Iranians in the late seventies so maybe it went up against a few Iraqis in the Iran-Iraq War. It was then captured by Israeli commandos on the way to Palestine from Iran but luckily they got it before it ended up in the wrong hands and she now rests safely with me.


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Old 09-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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Its basically an auto 3030..hornady makes the polymer tipped stuff for it..I'd say it'd be pretty good

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Its basically an auto 3030..hornady makes the polymer tipped stuff for it..I'd say it'd be pretty good
The encore is a single shot... I just have no expirence with this caliber and I'm thinking it would be good for a kid to shoot because of the recoil factor...
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Used my SKS dog deer hunting for years. Never had one get away. Very good for deer. Have at it.
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I've got a .22mag for that Jason, but I'm gonna need you to hold the light..
dont worry ill have the surefire on my AR for the follow up when you miss!
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dont worry ill have the surefire on my AR for the follow up when you miss!
I won't miss as long as you hold my beer for me
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Still haven't heard from anyone that actively hunts with one... Anyone?
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