- Manufacturer Tula
- Condition New
- Weight 154gr
- Projectile Type SP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense, Range Training
- Casing Type Steel
- Quantity 1000
- Caliber 7.62x39mm
- Manufacturer SKU UL076208
- Primer Type Berdan
- UPC Barcode 814950015225
- Cost Per Round 25.0¢ per round
- Q & A
The 7.62x39mm, which enjoys such enormous popularity here in the United States, is actually a Soviet-created cartridge. It was designed in 1944 in the Soviet Union after a rather lengthy process. The Technical Council of the People’s Commissariat for Armaments met in 1943 to talk about the need for a new intermediate cartridge; specifically, they wanted something that could be used in a variety of guns including semi-auto carbines, light machine guns, and selective-fire rifles. A group of leaders in the Soviet firearms industry convened, made up of Federov, Tokarev, Simonov, and Shpagin, and they ended up going through 314 designs before settling on the one you know and enjoy as the 7.62x39mm.
These rounds are fittingly made by the Tula Arms Plant in Tula, Russia. Tula was founded in 1712 by decree of Tsar Peter I of Russia, and for more than 300 years they’ve been manufacturing firearms and ammunition. Among the many guns they’ve produced are the SKS and AK-47; basically, they’ve had in-depth experience with this cartridge from start to finish. All of Tula’s ammunition is produced according to stringent guidelines using strict quality control methods and meets either SAAMI or CIP standards. You have a Russian rifle, why not buy ammunition from a Russian manufacturer?
At 154 grain these are fairly heavy rounds. They’re Soft Point, so they expand on impact, although more slowly than hollow points, so they tend to penetrate more deeply as well. If hollow points are not allowed in your area, these Soft Point rounds will get the job done. Each round has phenomenal speed with a muzzle velocity of 2104 feet per second and impacts your target with exceptional power. These rounds have a variety of uses including hunting game up to the size of whitetail deer, home defense, and target practice. There are an amazing 1000 rounds in this box, so you can keep your rifle very well fed.
(This ammunition is steel-cased. Some ranges do not allow rounds with steel cases, so make sure you double check before trying to use this ammunition at your area range.)
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