5.45x39mm ammunition was the Soviet counterpart to the Western 5.56 NATO from the 1970s onward and still serves as the standard rifle cartridge of Russia and many former Warsaw Pact countries. Like the 5.56, 5.45x39 is a flat-shooting, high-velocity cartridge that delivers good accuracy at medium range. The 7N6 is the typical Soviet FMJ load and can often be had quite cheaply in bulk "spam can" cases; however, users should be prepared to scrub their guns thoroughly as bulk, surplus 5.45x39 ammo that you'll find for sale these days often has corrosive primers.
5.45x39mm ammunition has similar ballistics to .223/5.56 NATO, firing a 53 grain full metal jacket bullet at about 2,900 feet per second. Like its NATO counterpart, it generates relatively mild recoil. The most common firearms chambered for this cartridge are based on the AK-74 rifle and are known for their extreme reliability.
New production ammunition in 5.45x39mm is typically steel-cased but non-corrosive. The Tula Cartridge Works and the Barnaul Machine Plant, both in Russia, are particularly well known suppliers of ammo in this caliber.
TULA 5.45x39 60 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$269.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 60 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 5.45x39 Russian Manufacturer SKU TA545390 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814950016123 Cost Per Round 27.0¢ per round
These Tula 5.45x39 cartridges have 60-grain bullets that comes flying out of the barrel with a velocity of 2,936 feet per second. The full metal jacket is designed to give you precise and smooth feeding from the magazine to the chamber, and you’ll have less fouling thanks to the jacket, which covers the bullet’s lead core. When ordering this package, you'll receive a full case - 1,000 rounds of 5.45x39 ammo.
Tula Cartridge Works has a history that dates all the way back to 1880. They may be one of the oldest ammo companies in the world, but they are also one of the most up-to-date, as they conduct a large amount of ballistic research and development.
Designed in the Soviet Union for use in the AK-47 rifle, the 5.45 x 39 cartridge is one of the most historic bullets in the world. Since 1974, it has been used for military purposes and hunting. Although it wasn’t created in the U.S., it’s now one of the most popular cartridges for American target shooters and medium-game hunters. With this box, you’ll get 1,000 high-quality rounds that deliver excellent precision, superior feeding, and outstanding velocities.