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.
Wolf WPA Military Classic 5.45x39mm 60 Grain FMJ - 30 Rounds$10.10
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 60 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 30 Ammo Caliber 5.45x39 Russian Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 645611300769 Cost Per Round 33.7¢ per round
There's no sense feeding your AK-74 corrosive surplus ammo when you can use this new production load from Wolf! These cartridges deliver dependable, cost-effective performance befitting the reliable platform they are typically used in.
Each cartridge in this box of 30 fires a 60 grain bimetal jacketed bullet. Due to its magnetic properties, this ammo may not be suitable for all indoor ranges.
This ammunition is loaded in Russia using non-corrosive Berdan primers and polymer-coated steel cases. Polymer coatings reduce friction in the magazine and enhance the rifle's cycling performance without producing the fouling buildup of lacquer coatings.
Hornady 5.45x39 60 Grain V-Max – 50 Rounds$22.95
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 60 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Steel Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.45x39 Russian Manufacturer SKU 8124 Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 090255381245 Cost Per Round 45.9¢ per round
V-MAX ammo that's as ready as you are for varmint hunting. Made by Hornady, this 5.45x39 Russian ammunition is Steel-cased, Berdan-primed with a 60 Grain bullet. These are trusted New rounds so sleep easy knowing you're picking up 50 rounds of 5.45x39 Russian that promises reliable feeding and extraction shot after shot.