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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Unread 05-09-2019, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi GO members. Great little rifles, under rated in my thoughts. I have several , two in 44 Rem Mag, one in .223, and one in 35 Whelen. I have heard they made a few in 7.62x39, does anyone know whether or not they built any 5.45x39 chambered offerings? That pesky Russian round that was so plentiful and inexpensive? Perhaps something could be re-bored or re-chambered? I continue to buy them at the gun shows where I see a rare calibre in a wood stock.
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Hi GO members. Great little rifles, under rated in my thoughts. I have several , two in 44 Rem Mag, one in .223, and one in 35 Whelen. I have heard they made a few in 7.62x39, does anyone know whether or not they built any 5.45x39 chambered offerings? That pesky Russian round that was so plentiful and inexpensive? Perhaps something could be re-bored or re-chambered? I continue to buy them at the gun shows where I see a rare calibre in a wood stock.
No, the 5.45x39 was not made as a production caliber. With a bore of .220, you might be able to rechamber a .22 rimfire if it was a bull barrel. But the twist would be too slow. Maybe a rebore and rechamber of .17HMR .
From the center fire FAQ's.
.17M2 1 in 9"
.17 HMR 1 in 9"
.22 LR 1 in 16"
.22 WMRF 1 in 16"
.204 Ruger 1 in 12"
.22 Hornet 1 n 12" (original H&R pre '87 1:16"?)(or 1:9" for late production)
.22 Jet 1:16" .221 bore
.222 Rem 1:9" (NOTE: one confirmed to be 1:14")
.223 1 in 12", late models are a mix of 1:9"/1:12", 2007 and later Marlin produced barrels are 1:9", use instructions below to determine the twist rate.
.22-250 1 in 14"
.25/06 1 in 10"
.243 1 in 10"
.270 1 in 10"
.280 1 in 10"
.300BLK 1:7"
.308 1 in 10"
.357 Mag 1 in 18" or 1:15"[/color]
.357 Maxi 1 in 18"
.35 Remington 1 in 16"
.35 Whelen 1 in 16"
7mm-08 1 in 10"
7.62x39 1 in 9"
7x57 1 in 10"
7x64 1 in 10"
.30/30 1 in 10"
.30/06 1 in 10"
.38/55 1 in 18"
.44 Mag 1 in 38"
.444 Marlin 1 in 38" (original ejector)
.444 Marlin 1:20" (extractor 2007 and later)
.45/70 1 in 20"
.450 Marlin 1 in 20"
.45 Colt Carbine 1:16"
.45 Colt/410 1 in 16"
.500 S&W 1 in 18"

20 ga. 1 in 28"
12 ga. 1 in 35"

.45 cal Muzzleloader 1:56"
.50 cal Muzzleloader 1:28"
.58 cal Muzzleloader 1:66"

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Well thank you, for the response and information. I figured that 5.45x39 was a pipe dream. I took a deer down with one of my 44's, nice quick knock down. Currently my go to deer rifle.
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You could get a stub barrel made in 5.45x39.
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Vash nailed it. Find a cheap shotgun barrel, pawn shop, etc. Then it is just a matter of finding the person who has the tools and the interest.

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Started with .223 Ultra Bull barrel. Added .357 Talo barrel. Added an action and stock set bought here, 7.62x39 barrel. Then bought complete guns .444 Marlin and .300 Blackout. Leaving me at 4 complete rifles plus a barrel. Plus a 9mm stub job bought here, and I have been finding and buying H&R shotguns at our local pawn shop where they seem to go cheap.
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