Why is the M62 so desirable?

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Levallois
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Why is the M62 so desirable?

Post by Levallois » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:31 pm

I've read the posts here with great interest and see from the "what's the best Valmet" post that M62s hold a slight edge over M76s. Being new to the Valmet addiction, I just wondered why? Thanks!

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Post by GoodGuy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:42 am

It may be that the M62 is an older design incorporating a milled steel receiver into it's design rather than the stamped steel used for M76 rifles. The M62 is correspondingly heavier, but it is arguably more robust.

I would suggest your getting an example of each and checking both out for yourself. It's a fun exercise!

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Post by orgastiko » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:37 pm

The 76 has 23 out of 44 votes and the 62 has 9 votes in the poll. So it isn't true that the 62 is more desirable than the 76.

I believe both the 62 and the 76 are equally well made. It is just a matter of taste which you like best.

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Post by GoodGuy » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:11 am

Rifles vary, but I've pretty consistently witnessed more consisten accuracy with my M62 using a variety of 7.2x39 ammo. One of my M76's comes close using the same ammo, but a different M76 I have doesn't shoot any of it well except for old mil surp Yugo (M67) ammo.

If I had to choose between the two for a carry rifle, I'd go with the M76 (it's lighter and I'm lazy). If I had to use one as a club or battering ram or something similar, I'd go with the M62.

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Post by buckshot » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:22 pm

i'll take # 2& 3 in pic! ha! well ,ok. yes since the milled rec. is the best as far as no flex & will last about forever? & give about the best shots in the same cal. remember that it was just too much milling to keep making. all ak's at such a price . not many 62 were sold ,at that time here either.saw the 62 had just a post for the return spring to ride on ,as later models 71/76 had the double full long tele guide also. yes the milled are more weight.Darn ,about 30 years ago i passed on a 62 tube ribbed pg & hg for 800 !!!!! :cry: :cry:

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