There seems to be an increase in demand for 7.62x39mm bolt action rifles. Special Interest Arms, Savage Arms, CZ-USA, and Ruger all have bolt action rifles chambered in the former Soviet standard cartridge.
Special Interest Arms offers conversions and conversion kits for the Lee-Enfield rifle. The converted gun uses single stack AK-47 magazines and no modifications to the original receiver are required. They have many options available.
Savage Arms sells the Model 10 FCM Scout in 7.62x39mm. It fills the role of a scout rifle (as outlined by Colonel Jeff Cooper), is also available in .308 Winchester, and feeds from 4-round capacity detachable box magazines. It features the proprietary Savage AccuStock and AccuTrigger, a 1 in 10″ twist, 20.5″ black matte finished carbon steel barrel, ghost ring sights, integrated scout mount optic rail, and weighs 6.65 pounds.
CZ-USA’s entry into the 7.62x39mm bolt gun market is the CZ 527 Carbine. The gun feeds from 5-round detachable box magazines, features a 1 in 9″, 18.5″ hammer forged barrel, fixed sights, walnut stock, and weighs 5.9 pounds. It features a true micro length action, controlled round feed, single set trigger, and is also available in .223 Remington.
Ruger offers the M77 Hawkeye Compact Rifle, a 1 in 10 twist, 16.5″ barreled, satin blued finish 7.62x39mm bolt action rifle with a 4-round capacity magazine. It weighs 5.75 pounds and comes with an American Walnut stock.
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