It appears that AR-15-style rifles chambered in 7.62x39 mm—a round more traditionally associated with AK-pattern rifles—are becoming increasingly popular. CMMG’s Mk47, more commonly known as “the Mutant,” is a prime example of the species.
While you might not associate the AK-47's cartridge with accuracy, out of an AR-15 the 7.62x39 mm can produce tiny groups. Could the Russian mainstay be the best .30-caliber option for America's rifle?
Kalashnikov Concern-made AKs are no longer available in the U.S. because of sanctions against Russia, but fear not! Your AK-pistol needs can be met with the American-made C39 Micro, regardless of Ivan's next move.