7.62x39 ammo is an intermediate rifle cartridge closely associated with the famously reliable SKS and AK-47 rifles that use it, this caliber is one of the most popular in the world despite its replacement in Russia by the 5.45x39mm in the 1970s. The first gun chambered for this cartridge, however, was actually the RPD light machine gun.
7.62x39mm ammo fires a 122 or 123 grain full metal jacket bullet at about 2,300 feet per second. These specifications produce excellent results at close to medium range while generating manageable levels of recoil.
Most 7.62x39mm ammo available in the US is imported from Russia; brand names to look for include Tula, Wolf, and Barnaul's Bear series. All three of those manufacturers offer cheap bulk 7.62x39 ammo that'll have your AK asking for more. Today's Russian-produced rounds are typically non-corrosive but steel-cased and non-reloadable. Shooters looking for a brass-cased load should check out Fiocchi, PMC, or Prvi Partizan's offerings for sale which offer reloadable cases for precise loading at your convenience."
Arsenal by Global Ordnance 7.62x39 122 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds
Regular Price: $384.85
Special Price: $354.85
Manufacturer Arsenal Condition New Bullet Weight 122 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 850003223254 Cost Per Round 35.5¢ per round
Hopefully one day tree scientists will finally do something useful and genetically engineer a tree that grows ammunition. But until that day finally comes, at least we have the nation of Bulgaria – home of JSC Arsenal AD, the manufacturer of this fine 7.62x39 ammo that Global Ordnance has shipped to the U.S. for your shooting pleasure!
One look at this ammo is all it takes to appreciate why its price tag is lower. Those steel cases are a lot more economical than the conventional brass variety, and AK-47 and SKS rifles have zero issue cycling them. These steel cases may not be reloadable, but their new Berdan primers won’t do anything corrosive to your firearm.
But one look at this ammo will also reveal why it is higher-quality than 7.62x39 by Wolf, Tula or Barnaul. Bluish sealant lines the primers and case mouths, thus keeping the ammo well-protected against atmospheric moisture and precipitation. Arsenal furthermore adheres to a more exacting set of quality assurance protocol, which you’re sure to appreciate as you contend with relatively fewer jams and failures to fire!
You can’t see these rounds’ 122 grain FMJ bullets’ steel jackets because they’re concealed by a thin copper wash exterior. Steel jackets make FMJs plenty strong enough to avoid deformation that could cause a jam or weaken accuracy, but they’re also certain to attract a magnet. If your range doesn’t like magnetic projectiles, then they’re not going to have kind things to say about Arsenal’s 7.62x39!
I have put ~500 rounds of this through my AK47 with no problems.
Review by Eli (Posted on 7/22/2022)
MAXXTech Essential Steel 7.62x39 124 Grain FMJBT – 1000 Rounds$388.85
Manufacturer MaxxTech Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU MTES762 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 3877000606924 Cost Per Round 38.9¢ per round
This 7.62x39 ammunition by MAXXTech hails from Amursk Cartridge Plant Vympel in Russia. The state-of-the-art factory is able to crank out 300 million rounds of ammo annually – a large percentage of which, you might imagine, is destined for AK-47s.
MAXXTech’s Essential Steel label is representative of what experienced shooters expect of Russian ammo: reliable, economical, and full of steel. Perhaps most importantly this round’s 124 grain FMJBT bullet sports a bimetal jacket, which is steel on the inside to prevent deformation and copper on the outside to reduce barrel fouling. If your range bans magnetic ammo, then they most certainly ban this particular ammo. The bullet’s boat tail helps to raise its ballistic coefficient considerably!
This round’s case is made entirely out of steel as well. The Vympel Factory’s lacquer application assists with reliable feeding and extraction as well as it does prevent rust, and their case’s sealed primer and neck further immunize the round against moisture. You can not reload steel, comrade, but you can pick it up with a magnet! Very useful for backyard cleanup when back is worn out from trying to finish five-year plan in only four years.
This ammo is Berdan primed, but Berdan is not synonymous with corrosive! You can clean your rifle the same way you always would and not have to worry about it rusting up on you.
Wolf 7.62X39 122 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$399.85
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 122 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU 762WFMJ Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 645611762925 Cost Per Round 40.0¢ per round
Wolf ammunition is a popular range staple for owners of SKS and AK rifles. These 7.62x39mm cartridges are similar to the ones these rifles were designed for, though they have some significant quality-of-life improvements including non-corrosive primers and polymer-coated cases.
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 122-grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,362 feet per second.
This ammo is loaded in Russia or Ukraine using non-reloadable steel casings.
Save yourself a few bucks and by the Tulammo branded. This stuff is just rebranded Tula. Come to find out,wolf is just an importer.
Review by Jeff (Posted on 10/3/2021)
Great price! Great service! Great work!
Keep doing what you are doing! Great products! Great service!
Review by Ed (Posted on 7/14/2021)
Delivery issues, Widener’s made it right
Had some delivery issues (I suspect delivery driver sent my order direct to eBay), one call to Widener’s and I had a new case en-route. Excellent customer service.
Review by TxRB (Posted on 7/12/2021)
I agree with the other reviews. I don't remember a ftf ever. Can't really testify about the accuracy, except I did have a yugo AK that was pretty darn accurate with this stuff. Shipping was very fast.
Review by brent (Posted on 9/10/2017)
Does what it's suppose to!
Say what you want about Wolf ammo. As said above, it goes bang every time. Been running this since they started with the polymer coating, (replacing the lacquer) ten years or so, and I don't recall one FTF, ever, in all those years. (I know indoor ranges don't like the stuff, but not everybody lives in the city. There's nothing wrong with this ammo)
Wideners is a good place to do your business, too, btw. I had a problem with Fedex one time a few years back, and given the potential gravity of the problem, I found myself talking to the man who owns and runs the company. He made it right. I remember things like that.
This is a good outfit, and worthy of your business.
Review by Santahog (Posted on 3/1/2017)
Basic 7.62x39, but superior service
This is basic ammunition. Goes bang every time. But Widener's service was superb. UPS "lost" my package and Wideners replaced it pronto. I am pleased to have done business with them.
Review by Nickname (Posted on 2/27/2017)
Igman 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 840 Rounds$479.85
Manufacturer Igman Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 840 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 3877002037191 Cost Per Round 57.1¢ per round
Pigman is a superhero who fights crime with the powers of squealing and bacon. Igman is a Bosnian ammo manufacturer that has been in the game since 1950. Don’t confuse the two!
Igman’s 7.62x39 ammunition is a step above what you’re accustomed to if you’ve only ever fired Wolf or Tula’s Russian-made ammo. Each round in this case of 56 boxes is decked out with a virgin brass case, which means you can expect overall cleaner performance. Better yet, Igman loads the Boxer primers brass-cased ammo needs in order to be reloaded! This new production ammo’s primers cannot deposit corrosive residue in your firearm’s barrel, and they’re sealed for added protection against humidity in storage.
If you are familiar with Wolf and Tula, then you know their bi-metal jacketed bullets contain steel, will attract a magnet, and are forbidden at many commercial ranges. Igman’s 123 grain full metal jacket bullets do not share this problem. These lead-core bullets’ jackets are made of tombac – a hard alloy of copper and zinc – which leaves them wholly incapable of attracting a magnet. Great for all ranges!
Arsenal by Global Ordnance 7.62x39 122 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$11.85
Manufacturer Arsenal Condition New Bullet Weight 122 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 850003223230 Cost Per Round 59.3¢ per round
Russia hasn’t monopolized the steel-cased ammunition market! This 7.62x39 ammo hails from JSC Arsenal AD, which has manufactured munitions for the nation of Bulgaria and its trade partners since its foundation as the Ruse Artillery Arsenal in 1878. Fortunately Global Ordnance, a Floridian company, just so happens to be one of those trade partners!
If you’re remotely familiar with steel-cased ammo, then you already know what you’re signing up for when you order Arsenal’s range loads. These rounds are armed with 122 grain full metal jacket projectiles. Those are bimetal jackets, meaning they are made of steel with the exception of their thin copper wash exteriors. Will Arsenal’s bullets attract a magnet? Without question, yes!
Similarities aside, Arsenal 7.62x39 is of higher quality than what you would reasonably expect from Russia. These premium steel-cased loads sport sealed necks and primers, so inclement weather and suboptimal storage conditions will pose less of a threat to your investment!
This ammo’s steel cases are the main reason for its friendly price tag. You can’t reload steel, but at least these cases will let you clean up your backyard range with the aid of a large magnet. This isn’t old war surplus that has been sitting in a warehouse for decades. It’s the brand new stuff, complete with non-corrosive Berdan primers.
Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 840 Rounds$509.85
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 840 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU PP76239B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8605003819707 Cost Per Round 60.7¢ per round
Do you need 7.62x39 ammo? Does the bear do something unmentionable in the woods?
This AK-47 and SKS ammo by Prvi Partizan is a versatile fix for all your range needs. Its bullet wears a simple gilding metal jacket, so it feeds and fires through semi-autos without leaving too much fouling in its wake. It’s also poised to do accented damage to a threat. This particular round’s FMJ won’t expand, but it has a good likelihood of yawing within soft tissue to tear a wider wound channel than its 0.31” diameter alone could account for.
At 123 grains this bullet exits a 24” barrel at a velocity of 2,461 fps. Trajectories are decent at a ballistic coefficient of 0.204, so you can peg nearby targets with negligible bullet rise, 250 yard targets with less than 7” bullet rise, and 400 yard targets with about 25” bullet rise. A bullet like this will remain supersonic until the 420 yard mark when fired through a 24” barrel, and retain sufficient energy with which to neutralize a threat throughout an AK-47’s effective range (despite its shorter barrel).
Prvi Partizan makes their own reloadable brass cases. Their bullets contain no steel that could run afoul of a range’s magnetic bullet ban, and their non-corrosive primers are sealed for added longevity on the shelf.
great product good price
Fast shipping great product for good price
Review by JAMES (Posted on 12/9/2020)
Belom 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 480 Rounds$304.85
Manufacturer Belom Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 480 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8606110608185 Cost Per Round 63.5¢ per round
Don’t be thrown off by the foreign sounding name! Belom is headquartered in Serbia, and was founded to better supply their nation’s armed forces as well as contribute to the local economy. In just a few years Belom has become internationally recognized for making dependable small arms ammo!
This 7.62x39 cartridge makes a swell pal to any AK-47 or SKS rifle. Its 123 grain bullet is an FMJ, with a hard lead/antimony alloy core and copper/zinc alloy jacket. The 90 percent copper jacket is hard enough to feed reliably and prevent accuracy-harming deformation under extreme pressure. It is also devoid of steel and therefore compliant with indoor ranges that ban the use of magnetic ammo.
This round’s case is made of pure brass and outfitted with a non-corrosive Boxer primer. It fires even cleaner courtesy of Belom’s proprietary double base propellant blend, so you’ll be able to spend less time scrubbing your rifle than if you had chosen steel-cased ammo. Belom’s ammo is engineered to perform on the harsh battlefield, so it is both waterproof and reliable in extreme temperatures.
Great quality,right price
Well made,sealed primer for long term storage
Review by MSGR (Posted on 4/3/2022)
Reasonable Price for Quality Ammo
Quality ammo, bright and clean cases. Timely delivery. Would definitely buy again.
Review by Donald (Posted on 4/25/2021)
Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 Grain FMJ – 600 Rounds$419.85
Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 600 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU SB76239A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 754908515523 Cost Per Round 70.0¢ per round
Do you want to fire your AK-47 until its handguard becomes so hot that you can barely touch it? Then you’re going to need a lot of ammo to get there. If you’re after both quantity and quality for your Kalashnikov, look no further than these 600 7.62x39 rounds by Sellier & Bellot.
This cartridge has a 124 grain projectile, a grain heavier than what the USSR’s original design called for. The bullet’s full metal jacket, which is made of a hard copper zinc alloy, will maintain your rifle’s accuracy over the course of a single shooting session, and also ensure that it reliably makes it from the magazine to the chamber without a hitch. This bullet won’t expand on impact -- save it for targets and empty recycling.
Unlike much Russian-made ammo on the market, this Czech cartridge sports a new production brass casing, so it presents the opportunity to make your own AK loads back at home. You’ll want to Czech out its propellant and primer as well -- clean burning and non-corrosive, respectively, so they’ll keep your action and bore spotless longer.
Dear Wideners , Just wanted to say Thanks for quality ammo at a good price and Super Fast Shipping . I will do business Again . TBrooks
Review by Brooks (Posted on 4/27/2020)
PMC 7.62x39mm 123 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$389.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU 7.62A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 20741569060312 Cost Per Round 78.0¢ per round
If you like to reload for your AK or SKS, or simply want to shoot at an indoor range that won't allow steel-cased ammo, these brass cased 7.62x39mm cartridges from PMC are your best bet. Packaged in an economical case of 500, these rounds fire a 123 grain full metal jacket bullet and produce typical ballistics for this caliber.
This ammunition is loaded in South Korea and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers. All of the components are made in-house to ensure optimal quality control.
PMC ammo is made by Poongsan, a major supplier to the South Korean military.
PMC 7.62x39mm 123 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$17.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU 7.62A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569060318 Cost Per Round 89.3¢ per round
This 7.62x39mm ammunition is one of only a few brass-cased loads available in this caliber. In addition to being highly reliable, these cartridges are useful if you plan to shoot your AK or SKS indoors where steel-cased ammo may not always be permitted due to its magnetic properties. Best of all, the brass can be reloaded!
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 123 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,350 feet per second. This ammunition is loaded in South Korea and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Poongsan, the maker of PMC ammo, is one of the largest suppliers of the South Korean military and produces all of its components in-house to maintain tight quality controls.