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Not including .22 LR. For me it's 5.56 and 7.62 NATO. Flat shooting with good or great ballistic's. For what it's worth, I've never shot 5.45x39. I think I would like it.
 

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7.62x54r and the 5.45x39.
 
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7.62x39 and 5.45x39. 7.62x39 is a good hunting round and 5.45x39 is a great round for general purpose.
 

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5.45 because I have a TON of it and I love my AK74's!

6.5 Swede, if you've never fired a Swede Mauser you don't know what you are missing!
 

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7.62x39 , 7.62x51 and RPG7VL HEAT
 

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7.62x54r and the 5.45x39.
Yup, spot on. There are several rifle calibers I'd prefer if I was a rich man, but I'm far from. I can shoot enough 7.62x54 with a mosin-nagant to freakin' break my shoulder in one range trip without coming close to breaking the bank. The -74 family is my favorite group of guns, so 5.45 definitely makes the top two as well.
 

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7.62x39, 7.62x54r, 5.45x39 Recently at my local range, an Elk hunter handed me his 700 Rem mag and I fell in love with that round. Flat and accurate waaaaaay down range. A serious BA cartridge.
 

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7.62x39, and 7.62x54 as most guns I have are in those two calibers. If I could have a third choice it would be 5.45x39.
 

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7.5 Swiss (GP11) and 7.62x54R

7.5 Swiss is not that expensive and shoots as straight as the best match ammo I have run through any of my 308s. If you dont shoot swiss rifles, you are doing yourself a disservice.
54R is cheap as hell and I shoot it more than anything else.
 

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Odd that Combloc caliber's are popular on an AK forum! I like and shoot most of all of the above. Wish I would have bought a lot of Swiss GP11 when it was cheap. I've never shot 6.5 Mauser, but from what I understand it is inherently accurate and soft recoiling.
 

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Odd that Combloc caliber's are popular on an AK forum! I like and shoot most of all of the above. Wish I would have bought a lot of Swiss GP11 when it was cheap. I've never shot 6.5 Mauser, but from what I understand it is inherently accurate and soft recoiling.
GP11 is decently priced at AimSurplus. I have close to 1k in GP11 for my K31.
 

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Odd that Combloc caliber's are popular on an AK forum! I like and shoot most of all of the above. Wish I would have bought a lot of Swiss GP11 when it was cheap. I've never shot 6.5 Mauser, but from what I understand it is inherently accurate and soft recoiling.
..Ruset is tops on the Potato Gun Forum...what do you expect?!!
 

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8mm, and 6.5x55 Swede. For those of you that have ever fired the 6.5 Swede, you know what I'm talking about!
 

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Yup, spot on. There are several rifle calibers I'd prefer if I was a rich man, but I'm far from. I can shoot enough 7.62x54 with a mosin-nagant to freakin' break my shoulder in one range trip without coming close to breaking the bank. The -74 family is my favorite group of guns, so 5.45 definitely makes the top two as well.
My 54r guns of choice have always been the Finn M39. Honestly, I was shooting with friends at this one spot that was left in San Diego county (before they closed that one down too) and we had targets of opportunity out close to 800 yards. Now granted, some were large boulders, but we targeted one small part and this gun consistently hit that spot. My 74's including a tantal and a one-off Bulgy UF are accurate as hell. I was pleasantly surprised that round could perform as well as the 223 out to 100 yards. I haven't tried anything of distance beyond 100 yards with it.
 

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Dude, TWO favorite cartridges, just TWO. I reload for 38 different calibers, and shoot 40 exclueding .22Lr and .22 Mag. I am currently building a 6.5X55, becouse I've wanted one for over twenty years. Here goes 7.92X33 because it's the original, and .22 K-Hornet because it's just a kick in the ass to shoot, kind of a reloadable .22 Mag
 

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Some day I'll post few pics of my 96, and my M41B, but for now here is an original M38 Husky with a non torped rear sight at 300M:


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