|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||43.3¢ per round|
This ammunition is produced by the popular Russian manufacturer, Wolf, as a part of their Polyformance line of ammo. Each round in this box of 30 is loaded with a 60 grain FMJ bullet and uses a polymer coated, Berdan primed, steel casing. These steel casings are very economical and non-corrosive; however, they are not reloadable. This ammo is ideal for marksmanship training and rifle drills, but is not a good choice for a home defense round.
The 5.45x39mm cartridge was first produced in the early 1970s, and first saw action in Afghanistan with the Soviets. The Soviets switched to this round out of a need for their troops to be able to carry more ammunition and a lighter rifle.