|Manufacturer||Red Army Standard|
|Bullet Weight||60 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||5.45x39 Russian|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2936|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1148|
|Cost Per Round||65.0¢ per round|
The only thing you should own with a hammer and sickle on it is a box of Red Army Standard ammunition! This 5.45x39 ammo is a proper good choice for any AK-74 as it shares the rifle’s same country of origin.
This Russian-made ammo features polymer-coated steel cases for smoother cycling. You’ll be unable to reload them, but at least you can pick them up off the ground with a magnet! Russian rounds usually have Berdan primers, though they’re still 100 percent non-corrosive. This isn’t military surplus ammo – it’s in new production condition.
Russian cartridges also usually have steel in their bullets, and these are no exception. The bimetal jacket is strengthened by steel, so you’ll appreciate zero deformation that could have impacted accuracy. Of course, these rounds’ bullets will attract a magnet, so be careful about which indoor ranges you take Red Army Standard ammo to.