There's also the specter of a possibility that any of the ammo manufacturers that Kalashnikov Concern had an interest in (financially, partnered with at one point, etc) may also be subject to the ban.
Let us assume that this is the case for worst case scenario purposes. As the supply of 7.62 x 39 decreases in the United States I believe there will be more demand for a different intermediate cartridge to fill that gap. The AK round is often compared to the new kid on the block, 300 Blackout AAC. However, it still is on the cusp of being mainstream like so many other past cartridges. The other scenario may be that more offerings in .308 Win in the rifle market will be demanded. We see a lot of these coming out now, but not as in greater numbers due to the 5.56 popularity and, I assume, the AK market.
So, which is the more likely scenario? Do you think that if the scarcity of 7.62 x 39 increases that Americans will turn to the 300 Blackout AAC (7.62 x 35)? Or do you think they will demand more rifle choices in .308 Win (7.62 x 51)? Comment below and let me know.