7.62x39 Ammo

Originally used in the RPD Machine Gun and SKS Rifle, the 7.62x39mm became one of the most widely produced rifle cartridges due to its use in the AK-47. Today, the 7.62x39mm is still mostly used in military style rifles, but it is also a very accurate hunting round.
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  1. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 122 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  3. Federal 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  4. Winchester 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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History of 7.62x39 Ammunition

Introduced in 1943, the 7.62x39mm cartridge was originally used in the RPD Light Machine Gun and the SKS Rifle. Soon after, the iconic AK47 entered service with the Soviet Military and secured the place of the 7.62x39 in service for years to come. The cartridge has seen military service all over the world and can also be found in the hands of police and civilian users.

This cartridge has been compared to the .30-30 Winchester in that the bullet diameter and weights are similar. However, the comparison is not wholly accurate. The .30-30 is capable of using heavier bullets and achieves higher velocities. The 7.62x39 is still an effective medium game cartridge that will take deer sized animals out to 200 yards the cartridge is made more effective by easily availible soft point and hollow point bullets.

One major advantage is that the 7.62x39 ammo can be found in virtually any part of the world. It is made by all the major ammunition manufacturers, and is also widely available as a military surplus item. Since the mass production by the Soviets, Eastern Bloc countries and China, AK47’s and SKS rifles have spread to virtually every corner of the world, this in turn has created a great demand for 7.62x39mm ammo. Surplus ammo is a particularly popular item, in that it is relatively cheap and can be found packaged in steel, airtight cases that greatly extends the life of the ammo and protects it from moisture.

When one thinks of a firearm that uses the 7.62x39 cartridge, they normally think of an AK47 or SKS. But there are several commercially available bolt action and single shot rifles chambered for it as well. Using military surplus ammo in these rifles will usually yield better groups than the military rifles. However ammunition companies are aware of the sporting uses of this cartridge and have several choices of premium hunting ammo that will reportedly shoot sub minute-of-angle in the right rifle.

Discuss 7.62x39 ammunition by adding your comment to the 6 comments below or by asking a new question

Cj Magnifico ( Sun, 23 Dec 2012 01:50:58 +0000 ) : when getting in ammo.
Bruce Alex Durham ( Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:43:35 +0000 ) : It's getting hard to find any 7.62x39 now a days. I.m glad I got some before the rush.
Paul Petry ( Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:31:38 +0000 ) : Walmart, Kmart, and Cabela's stores don't have any in stock and the manager told me they have been out for weeks and have no idea when they'll get more. What's up with that?
Bill Johnson ( Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:41:23 +0000 ) : Don't forget the Ruger Mini 30...I can group in a 3 inch or less circle at 100 yards with mine. The trigger job helped a bunch!
Patric Kahla ( Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:00:13 +0000 ) : Well I have 20,000 rounds of 7.62 X 39 ammo, and 5000 rounds 7.62 X 54 ammo.So I don't need more ammo at this time.
Frank Ivey ( Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:48:31 +0000 ) : I have about 3000 rounds, more fmj than hp but the cost is too high. 20 cents a round for russian is a fair price!
7.62x39 Ammo Ammo Customer Reviews
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  • JOhn said: "Lots of FTF's...choose something else"
  • Raizen Kane said: "I have a Chinese type 56 (SKS copy). TulAmmo is about all I fire out of it. It's inexpensive, powerful, and all around a good buy. The one drawback to it is the fact that steel cased Russian ammo is dirty after the shots go off. I had to spend about an hour cleaning the powder residue and metal fouling from my rifle. But I wouldn't trade that for nothing. Thanks Russia!! You make such great things."
  • SGriffithUSMC said: "Fired 200 rounds pretty quickly through my AK. Not a single misfire or cookoff. With the sky rocketing ammo prices lately I definelty got a really good deal"
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  • Matt said: "I have been using this ammo for over a year in my AK and I have never had a problem. It is fantastic ammo for target shooting. I have yet to encounter a misfire or any problems and I have gone through thousands of rounds. "
  • KAWAKID said: "Great ammo. I've shot over 400 rounds and never had a misfire."
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  • larrytbull said: "Worked great in my mak90> only wish prices were like back 6 months ago"
  • markitalynn said: "Never jammed, was not as dirty as I have been told, and was just alot of fun to shoot. (Also pretty darn accurate for being in an old SKS!)"
  • Jeff said: "I had no problems shooting 75 rounds in my AMD-65. "
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  • CHIEF said: "Fired 500 rounds without a hick-up. Was very clean ammo that left little fowling in my AK-47. Have already ordered another 500 rounds for future range time."
  • Bosscott said: "I bought 7 boxes of this ammo, and was surprised with the quick shipping. This ammo groups much better than the cheap foreign imported steel cased ammo."
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  • TomInJax said: "At the range, I was able to produce nice clean 2 inch groups without a stand or brace. Never had one misfire. TulAmmo seems to have a reputation for making dirty ammo, but the rifle was easy to clean with much less residue than I expected. I will be ordering more! (Don't tell my wife!)"
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  • M60Gunnr said: "I've never been satisfied with the accuracy of my SKS. I know it's limitations, yet I thought we could do better. We just did. The Silver Bear ammo consistently grouped tighter and closer to my point of aim than the Tula or Wolf ammo. It's not as easy to find as the other Russian ammo, and usually costs a buck or two more per box. Take the time and spend the extra money. IMHO, the only step up is the expensive "match rounds" (i.e. Winchester). That'll get you a marginal increase in accuracy for double the cost. The Bear line, made in the Barnaul plant, is simply the best choice."
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  • Country said: "Don't get for AR in 7.62 HP`s do not cycle unless you give the feed channel where the lower meets the barrels chamber a little attention a file and sand paper did the trick after about 10 freaking hrs =( I gave 4 stars on quality cause I hate steel but oh well just shtf backup ammo I planned on storing Ty Ammo Dot net for speedy service o7"