With the AK-47 being one of the most popular assault rifles in the world, the 7.62x39 round isn’t going anywhere. However, that’s not the only gun to use this caliber. In fact, there are even conversion kits that will allow an AR-15 to shoot the 7.62x39. Why would someone want to switch from the 223/5.56 commonly shot from an AR-15? Two reasons; stopping power and price/availability.
The 7.62x39 was birthed during World War 2 by the Soviet Union in response to a need they had for a cartridge that would work in vast array of infantry weapons. The key factors that were sought after in their cartridge were penetration and accuracy, especially at sub-sonic speeds, as well as its usefulness in the frigid cold Russian Winters and Hot dessert climates. When the search for this cartridge began in 1943, more than 300 cartridge designs were considered before 8 finalists were rigorously tested; the end result was the 7.62x41.
After more testing, as well as changes in the casing itself, the 7.62x39 was created. One aspect of the cartridge that was cause for tweaking was the boat tail on the rear of the cartridge. Originally, this factor was omitted because it was thought to have little effect on the round’s accuracy at close range.
However, after testing, the boat tail was added after it proved to increase accuracy, even at short range and when the bullet goes super-sonic.
With the round being so readily available, this cartridge is sure to remain a favorite among many hunters, as well as military agencies across the world.
7.62x39, is the round used by the legendary AK-47. It’s a popular caliber today thanks to the abundance of cheap ammo and the many different firearms that use the round; from the SKS carbine, to AR-15 conversions, to the Ruger Mini-30 rifle, 7.62x39 finds a home in many forms of firearm.
One of the main reasons to reload 7.62x39 is to create a round for hunting, or loading sub-sonic ammo for suppressed shooting.
Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.
– This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds,
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