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7.62x39 - 123 Grain FMJ - Barnaul - 20 Rounds

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Quantity - 20 rounds per box
Manufacturer - Barnaul
Bullets - 123 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Casings - Berdan-primed steel
Manufacturer Barnaul
Condition New
Bullet Weight 123 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Ammo Casing Steel
Quantity 20
Ammo Caliber 7.62X39
Primer Type Berdan
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 2543
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 1766
Attracts Magnet Yes
UPC Barcode 4607094860266
Use Type
Range Training
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The Barnaul Cartridge Plant traces their roots all the way back to the 19th century. While they among other Russian manufacturers used to load brass cases, they made the switch to more economical steel cases decades ago. That’s the key reason why this 7.62x39 ammo costs less than the brass-cased alternative, although AK-47 rifles are famously able to cycle steel-cased ammo without hesitation!

This ammo’s cases are outfitted with Berdan primers. As new production ammo its primers are 100 percent non-corrosive, but a steel case with a Berdan primer pocket is virtually impossible to handload without very specialized equipment and a whole lot of patience. (We generally tell people that they’d only want to try reloading steel cases if they were living in a zombie apocalypse type scenario.) Barnaul coats their steel cases with heat-resistant lacquer to reduce friction as they feed and extract.

This ammo has magnetic FMJ bullets. Their bimetal jackets lower production costs by substituting steel for copper, although it’s much softer steel than that which your rifle’s barrel is made out of. Alongside their protective outer layers of copper, these bullets shouldn’t harm your SKS or AK. Just take care that you don’t bring this ammo to a range that bans magnetic bullets!
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