I have an opportunity to trade for a VEPR AK in 5.45x39, and I’m considering it. I’m doing research today into this consideration, but I wanted to hear everyone’s thoughts on this round.
Primary reason for making the trade would be to simply round out my collection. I don’t have an AK as I prefer the AR, but hey, this rifle doesn’t have to be my go to rifle. However, 5.45x39 isn’t as cheap as 7.62x39, so it wouldn’t be a cheaper training/plinking rifle, and I try to keep my caliber collection tight to make it more economical to keep my ammunition stocked.
There’s some nice reading over on this thread about 5.45x39 vs 7.62x39: AK: 7.62x39 vs 5.45x39
But I figure the .223 vs 5.45x39 is a good discussion worth having.