Non-Magnetic 7.62 x39

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mudpupp, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    In the RANGE AMMO price ($5-$7 per box ), I hear that YUGO (corrosive) and WOLF YELLOW BOX (non-Corrosive), are BOTH non-magnetic..

    Question 1: did I hear correctly ?

    Question 2: any other non-magnetic 7.62 x39

    Thanks all!
     
  2. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    I guess no response is a response in itself..
     

  3. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Might be a stupid question but what effect does magnetism have on ammo/guns???
     
  4. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    If it is magnetic then it means a steel core or bi-metal. A lot of ranges don't allow those because they can ruin metal target, target holders, or backdrops.

    It's crap, but it's the rules at most ranges
     
  5. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation. Sorry I don't have an answer to your question.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Many ranges are operating under the premis that all bullets that are attracted to a magnet are steel. That is absolutely incorrect. A "bi-metal" jacket is one that is comprised of Copper and Nickle (also called Cupro-Nickle). Bi-metal jacketed bullets are attracted to a magnet but have no steel in them. The Winchester 7.62 X 51 (308) 147 gr FMJ ammo is attracted to a magnet but is a cupro-nickle jacketed lead core convential bullet. Many range operators are overly cautious (can't blame them) and think they know more than they do.
     
  7. vikingslor

    vikingslor New Member

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    7.62x39 ammo

    The Yugo ammo is corrosive. Clean right after shooting. All Wolf is Bi-Metal, except the Wolf "Gold" (not yellow). Wolf "Gold" is not offered in the 7.62x39. They have NATO 7.62x54
     
  8. res45

    res45 New Member

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    Winchester,Remington,Federal,Prvi Partizan,Hornady and Yugoslavian Surplus are about your only options for non-magnetic X39 ammo unless you reload.

    The Yugo is the only non magnetic bulk ammo available,all the others I mentioned are sold in 20 rd. boxes the Prvi is the cheapest usually less that $10 per 20 and it's reloadable as well. Hornady sells there X39 SST steel case ammo in 50 rd. boxes for about $32 on average.

    All your Russian/Chinese X39 ammo will have a bi-metal steel jacketed bullet with a gliding copper jacket. Most of the Russian ammo will have lead core bullet the Chinese can have either lead or mild steel core. The Wolf Yellow box ammo you mentioned is no longer mfg. but you run into a box or two ever so often.
     
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