I don't really use 7.62x39 for anything and I've got enough 7.62x54R to last a couple zombie apocalypses, but I'd hate to not be able to run to Wally World and grab a few boxes of TulAmmo if I realize I underplanned my needs on day two of a three-day class in Anytown, USA. That's a convenience I've taken for granted for longer than I realized.
Also, Sebastian got the Quote of the Day on the topic:
But the other side of the coin is that this move screws two enemies with the stroke of a single pen. Putin is the one enemy, and we’re the other. It’s awfully convenient, don’t you think?Whether the domestic collateral damage on bitter clingers was inadvertent or not, it was indeed awfully convenient.
Still, like arms and ammo from China, I've long considered the availability of the Russian stuff as volatile. It wasn't a matter of if we were going to get jammed up over something with the Russians, but when.