The Best 7.62×39 AR Barrels

While most AR-15s are built with .223 or 5.56 barrels, an alternative is a 7.62×39 AR barrel. The 7.62×39 cartridge was developed by the Soviet Union in 1943 and used in weapons like the SKS, RPD, AK-47, and RPK.

While this round is not as accurate as other cartridges, it does have its purpose in modern weaponry. We dove into the best 7.62×39 AR barrels to separate the wheat from the chaff. This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Everything AR.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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