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. Learn More
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  1. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Price $239.99

    Price $221.99

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    • 1000 Rounds
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    • 1000 Rounds
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    • Discount Steel
    • 22.2¢ Cost Per Round
  2. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 122 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Price $244.99

    Price $223.99

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 22.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076210
    • UPC 814950015058
  3. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 122 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $237.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 23.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076240
    • UPC 814950015065
  4. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 122 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $240.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 24¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076220
    • UPC 814950015126
  5. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 124 Grain HP Ammunition

    63 In stock now
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    $245.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 24.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611300738
  6. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 125 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $245.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 24.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762727
  7. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $255.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 25.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762321
  8. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 123 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $255.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 25.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762123
  9. Brown Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    36 In stock now
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    $139.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 27.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Brown Bear SKU AB762FMJ
    • UPC 24607094860260
  10. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 100 Rounds of 122 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $28.99 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 29¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076220
    • UPC 814950010107
  11. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 100 Rounds of 124 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $28.99 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 29¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076250
    • UPC 814950010121
  12. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $5.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 30¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762710
  13. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 40 Rounds of 122 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $12.79 Price

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    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076240
    • UPC 814950010046
  14. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 40 Rounds of 124 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $12.99 Price

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    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

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    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 32.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076211
    • UPC 814950010077
  15. Silver Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 125 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $165.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Silver Bear

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Silver Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 125 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • Zinc Plated Steel Casing
    • Berdan Primer
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Silver Bear SKU A762SPN
  16. Brown Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $6.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Brown Bear SKU AP762HP
    • UPC 4607094861713
  17. TulAmmo 7.62x39 Ammo - 40 Rounds of 122 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $13.99 Price

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    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 40 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU UL076212
    • UPC 814950010053
  18. Brown Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $7.00 Price
    • $6.50 each if you buy 5 -  save 7%
    • $6.25 each if you buy 10 -  save 11%

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 31.3¢ to 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Brown Bear SKU AB762FMJ
  19. Wolf WPA 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $7.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611300707
  20. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 124 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $7.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
  21. Brown Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of Polymer Coated 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $7.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Brown Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Brown Bear SKU AP762FMJ
    • UPC 4607094860181
  22. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    88 In stock now
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    $7.05 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 35.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762918
  23. Wolf 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $7.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Steel
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC 645611762116
  24. Silver Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $8.75 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Silver Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Silver Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 125 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • Zinc Plated Steel Casing
    • Berdan Primer
    • 43.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Silver Bear SKU A762SPN
    • UPC 4607094860846
  25. Golden Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 20 Rounds Of 123 Grain FMJ Berdan Brass Plated Steel 7.62x39 Golden Bear Ammunition
    $9.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Golden Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Golden Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Golden Bear SKU AG762FMJ
  26. Fiocchi 7.62x39 Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $469.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 47¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 762SOVA
    • UPC 762344861319
  27. Golden Bear 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $9.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Golden Bear

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Golden Bear
    • Discount Steel
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Golden Bear SKU AG762SP
  28. Fiocchi 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 20 Rounds Of 124 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 7.62x39 Fiocchi Ammunition
    $11.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 57.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 762SOVA
    • UPC 762344704951
  29. PMC 7.62x39 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $339.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 68¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 7.62A
    • UPC 20741569060312
  30. PMC 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $15.25 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 76.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 7.62A
    • UPC 741569060318
  31. Winchester USA 7.62x39 Ammo - 200 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $166.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Range
    • 83¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q3174
    • UPC 40020892201901
  32. Federal 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $17.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 85¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU A76239A
    • UPC 029465085278
  33. Winchester 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q3174
    • UPC 020892201903
  34. Federal 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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    $24.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F76239FS1
    • UPC 029465061616
  35. Winchester Super-X 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $26.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X76239
    • UPC 020892202146
  36. Winchester PDX1 Defender 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 120 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $26.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S76239PDB
    • UPC 020892219915
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  • Click To Purchase This 7.62x39 TulAmmo Ammunition
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  • Bruce said:

    "Ive cycled hundreds of rounds without a fail with my Arsenal 101S, I love cleaning my weapon for those who complain about dirty ammo, I have recommended AMMO.Com to all my friends and in the Gun groups I'm in, Thanks, Bruce"

  • 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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    "thank you ammo.com you have been great and on time in rough times"

  • 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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  • Click To Purchase This 7.62x39 TulAmmo Ammunition
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  • EP said:

    "Ran about 350 rounds through flawlessly. Perfect performance. Very happy with the price and service, delivery was way faster than I expected. "

  • Larry said:

    "Would buy again. Performed very well. Great Seller. Fast ship. Thanks again."

  • John said:

    "Ammo works perfectly! Good value and Thanks!"

  • Bruce said:

    "I have run hundreds of rounds and love this ammo, I love cleaning my aks Ammo.com is the only place I buy bulk ammo and I tell all my friends and groups about them"

  • Slick said:

    "Really good deal on this ammo, shoots great, not, I repeat not a dirty ammo which surprised me for it being so cheap. I bought the 1000 round deal, and as soon as I get my Christmas shopping done I'm going to buy 2000 more rounds of it. "

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  • Click To Purchase This 7.62x39 Wolf Ammunition
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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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  • Bruce said:

    "You guys are fast and the ammo price is the best, never had a round to fail, I'm a pleased customer!"

  • Jack said:

    "I tried out a box or two of Tulamo prior to my purchase from you. It works really well in my newly purchased Ruger Mini 30. After sighting in the Ruger it would consistantly blow the center out of a bullseye target at 50 yards. That's what I really wanted it to do."

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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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  • Neil said:

    "Tested 40 rounds in a Mini-30, no feeding issues, all fired nicely. At least hit a target at 50 yards. Was looking for feeding issues mainly. Had 70% failure rate with TULA stuff. BB was perfect 100%. Price was decent in these times and great delivery time from ammo.com."

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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"

The 7.62x39mm cartridge was introduced in 1943 and chambered originally in the RPD Light Machine Gun as well as the SKS Rifle. Not much later, the entry of the iconic AK47 into service for the Soviet Military ensured the 7.62x39 would have a place in service for many years to come. The cartridge has been employed in militaries around the globe and is used by many police officers and civilians.

This cartridge is comparable to the .30-30 Winchester having a similar bullet diameter and weight. The comparison is not entirely accurate, however, as the .30-30 is able to fire heavier bullets at higher velocities.  Even so, the 7.62x39 remains an effective cartridge
for taking medium game like deer as far out as 200 yards. The effectiveness of the cartridge increases by using widely available soft point bullets and hollow point bullets.

A major advantage of 7.62x39 ammunition is that it is available in nearly every corner of the globe. All the major manufacturers of ammunition produce this cartridge, and is easy to find as a military surplus item. Having been mass produced by the Soviets, the Eastern Bloc countries and even China, AK47 rifles and SKS rifles have been employed in almost every part of the planet. This global availability of the rifles has created a massive demand for 7.62x39mm ammunition. Surplus cartridges are especially popular, as they are comparatively inexpensive and are packaged in steel, airtight cases which protect the ammo from moisture and greatly extends the storage life.

When asked to name a firearm chambered for the 7.62x39 cartridge, most shooters will normally respond by mentioning the AK47 or SKS, but there are actually several other commercially available rifles in bolt action and single shot configurations as well. Firing military surplus ammunition from these civilian rifles will generally yield a better group than can be obtained from the military rifles. Ammunition manufacturers, however, know that this cartridge is also used in sporting applications, and they produce several options in their premium hunting lines whose accuracy is reportedly sub minute-of-angle from the right rifle.