I also done an on-line search. The reviews that I seen were good. Found 5 rd., 20 rd. & 30 rd. mags. for the Ruger 30. Didn't see any 10 rd. mags. Doesn't mean that they don't exist.I never knew they made one ...... a lot better caliber for deer and the like than the .223. the 7.62X39 is about like a 30-30 for ballistics. I have never seen one. I would think its a good rifle. Do they make a 5 or 10 round mag for it also ?
It is a gas operated action that will require extra care in cleaning. The field strip video didn't look to hateful. 7.62X39 ammo isn't as pricy as most, unless you buy expanding hunting rounds, but restraint would have to be the pattern or one could break the budget pretty quickly.
The 7.62X39 has it advantages over the 223. JMHO
Lingr mentioned steel case ammo. Although some people say it is OK, I only buy it by mistake. (ie. the TulAmmo that I bought for my 380) (a subject for another thread) Not a fan of steel case ammo. Again, JHMO
I'm having an itch to buy one for myself. Looks like fun. Kinda like the flu, I'm sure the symptoms will pass in a week or so. Need to think, "less guns - more ammo". Just me.