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Ermac 07-16-2008 09:10 AM

7.62x39
 
What's some good quality 7.62x39 FMJ ammo?

G21.45 07-16-2008 11:08 AM

American Eagle, Remington, or Winchester are about the best 7.62x39mm ammo that you're going to find. The more common brands are Wolf, Silver Bear, and Barnaul. You decide.

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robocop10mm 07-16-2008 12:16 PM

As stated, the American ammo tends to be cleaner burning, more consistant and as such more accurate. On a big plus note the American ammo is boxer primed and reloadable. The brass has value after fired. If you are not a reloader, you can send it to me and I will make good use of it to help keep your range clean and clear.

janikphoto 07-28-2008 03:26 AM

I shoot wolf, and have since the clinton ban dried up all the true military 7.62x39 surplus. back in the early nineties, I would tear through cheap steel core stuff. I've shot the american brands, as others mentioned above. It is nice stuff, but it is SOOOO much more expensive.

And remember... AK's and sks rifles are known to be very forgiving. They can shoot just about anything, so don't worry much. Just avoid the word corrosive, unless shooting in sub-zero environments (one of several reasons the russians used a lot of corrosive ammo is because they say it's more reliable in really cold climates).

Ermac 08-16-2008 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 32077)
As stated, the American ammo tends to be cleaner burning, more consistant and as such more accurate. On a big plus note the American ammo is boxer primed and reloadable. The brass has value after fired. If you are not a reloader, you can send it to me and I will make good use of it to help keep your range clean and clear.

Somebody told me different that American ammo actually isn't very accurate because the American made 7.62x39 having a .308 diameter while 7.62x39 in combloc guns have a bore diameter of .311

janikphoto 08-20-2008 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Ermac (Post 36372)
Somebody told me different that American ammo actually isn't very accurate because the American made 7.62x39 having a .308 diameter while 7.62x39 in combloc guns have a bore diameter of .311

I've only ever purchased one box of american 7.62x39 ammo (remington, I think). It ran fine, but cost too much. I'll take the commie rounds to feed my commie rifles...

robocop10mm 08-20-2008 04:15 PM

American 7.62 X 39 does not have .308 bullets. Anyone who told you that is (at best) misinformed. To my recollection Winchester and Federal have .311 bullets and Remington has .310 bullets. All three are perfectly accurate in my AK/SKS YMMV.

dragunovsks 09-07-2008 11:53 PM

I agree with you janikphoto, I'll just stick to the commie ammo for the commie guns. It's too cheap to pass up, especially for a rifle that isn't gonna be that accurate anyway. Remington 7.62x39 cost me about $9.50 a box the last time I bought them, while Wolf 7.62x39 only cost about $5.00 for 20 rounds. Buying more expensive rounds won't help accuracy if your rifle isn't built for accurate fire. That's like running racing fuel in a Yugo sedan.

res45 09-09-2008 09:54 PM

If you want some good quality 7.62 x 39 ammo your going to have to load your own and tune it to your rifle. I load for both my YUGO and my Chinese SKS for about $5 a box of 20 I bought up enough components years ago to load a few thousand round back before everything went up,you can still get some decent deals on components if you look around.

If you main gig is just throwing lead down range then use the commie stuff,when hitting the X ring on a regular basis is more important then work up some quality ammo. Back about two years ago Rem. load it 7.62 x 39 ammo with .308 bullets mainly because the mini-30 was chambered in .308 now they use .310 have no clue about Win. or Fed.

On other thing if your shooting a Mil-Surplus semi-auto type rifle with free floating firing pins,AK,SKS,M1 Garand,M1 Carbine it not a good idea to be shooting ammo with standard soft primers or using them for reloading because of the possibility of Slam fires caused by the forward momentum of the non spring loaded firing pin striking and dimpling the primer. CCI make the #41 SR and #34 LR Mil spec primer for reloading for these types of weapons they are MAGNUM primes so work up your loads accordingly. Wolf also has a similar version of this primer in there MAGNUM series in both sizes made by PMC.

Ram Rod 10-16-2008 11:03 AM

The Norinco in 7.62x39 is very good. If you can find it.


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