7.62×39mm ammo 123Gr FMJ
The AK-47 is a versatile firearm. It deserves just as versatile ammunition. And behold here are 840 rounds of 7.62×39 by Prvi Partizan. You’ll be as happy to have at the range as you would during an altercation.
This round features a 123 grain FMJ bullet. It’s harden against deformation during feeding and ignition, and it reliably exits a 24 inch barrel at 2,461 fps. (With the normal amount of give and take, of course.)
For this round’s bullet Prvi Partizan has faithfully replicated the Yugoslavian M67 design. (They were based in Yugoslavia after all – until the whole country went away.) The M67 is still very much the kind of economical FMJ that you’d feel comfortable using for target practice. However, its tendency to destabilize and turn sideways after penetrating about seven inches of soft tissue means it tears quite the nasty little wound channel. Couple that with a rifle’s crippling energy at close distance, you can imagine how this round might be of particular value during that aforementioned altercation.
This 7.62×39 cartridge is from Serbia, not Russia, so it has a new production brass case and non-corrosive Boxer primer. You can see that primer is seal off against the elements by bright red sealant – great if you ever take this ammo on a trek through the rain and sleet. 7.62×39mm ammo 123Gr FMJ, shop more!
The 7.62×39mm (aka 7.62 Soviet or formerly .30 Russian Short) round is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge of Soviet origin. The cartridge is widely used due to the worldwide proliferation of Russian SKS and AK-47 pattern rifles, as well as RPD and RPK light machine guns.
Shortly after World War II, the AK-47 was design, later becoming the world’s most widespread military-pattern rifle. The cartridge remained the Soviet standard until the 1970s. It was largely replaced in Soviet service by the 5.45×39mm cartridge, which was introduced with the new AK-74 rifle, and continues in service with the modernized current-issue Russian Armed Forces AK-74M service rifle, as well as the AK-12 rifle. In the 21st century the 7.62×39mm remains a common service rifle chambering, including for newly developed rifles like the AK-15.