7.62x39 Ammo

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.

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  1. Red Army Standard 7.62x39 122 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds

    $574.85

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    Manufacturer Red Army Standard
    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 AM3420
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 787450867444
    Cost Per Round 57.5¢ per round
    Folks, we regret to inform you that we don’t know when – or if – the ban on Russian-made ammo will be lifted. But don’t worry. The lower-priced 7.62x39 ammo you need for high-volume target practice is still available! This 7.62x39 by Red Army Standard is manufactured in Kyrgyzstan. We don’t know much about that country. But we do know that it isn’t Russia, and that’s all that matters!

    Turns out that Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek Stamping Plant makes truly similar ammo to Russia’s Barnaul Cartridge Plant. These cartridges feature 122 grain full metal jackets. Each one has a bimetal jacket that is almost entirely made of steel – a cost-saving measure, but also one which makes the bullet fully capable of attracting a magnet. Not for ranges which prohibit magnetic ammo, no siree!

    Steel cases let you save money by avoiding paying for brass (which is mostly made of copper). They won’t do you a lick of good at a reloading press, so they’re single-use only. The cases’ lacquer coatings give them added protection against corrosion, and also reduce friction to help avoid feeding jams. This new production ammo additionally features sealed and completely noncorrosive Berdan primers.
  2. Igman 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 840 Rounds

    $499.85

    $484.85

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    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 57.7¢ 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!
  3. Sterling 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds

    $584.85

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    Manufacturer Sterling
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 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 8698779967604
    Cost Per Round 58.5¢ per round
    Forget about silver. Give up on gold. Throw all your platinum bars in the trash right where they belong. For our money, the best metal you can invest in is lead – preferably in the form of 7.62x39 ammunition!

    This is the budget-friendly steel-cased 7.62x39 ammunition all your friends have been telling you about. A steel case’s rigidity means that it permits more fouling to enter the firearm’s action, and it is also not able to be reloaded. But if you’re just trying to save a little moolah, then you’ll truly appreciate a case that doesn’t contain any pricey copper.

    This round’s noncorrosive primer and clean-burning double base propellant spark up to accelerate its 123 grain projectile to a muzzle velocity of 2,362 fps. The full metal jacket bullet’s bi-metal jacket does contain steel and will attract a magnet, which only means some commercial ranges prohibit this ammo on their premises.

    Sterling isn’t a Russian company. They are a Turkish company whose products are currently exported to more than 70 countries worldwide.
  4. MAXX Tech NFR 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds

    $324.85

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    Manufacturer MaxxTech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Steel
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 7.62X39
    Manufacturer SKU MMTNFR762
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 80789MT
    Cost Per Round 65¢ per round
    Want a great deal on 7.62x39 ammunition? Then you gotta ditch the brass cases and opt for steel ones instead!

    But hold on a second. Isn’t steel-cased ammo incredibly hard to come by due to the Russian import ban? Thanks to MAXX Tech, it’s not! Their Not From Russia (NFR) line of 7.62x39 ammo is loaded with steel cases from Eastern Europe and 123 grain full metal jacket bullets from the USA, so it’s ready to rock in your AK or SKS!

    This ammo’s bullets can’t attract a magnet. No steel – just nonferrous lead and brass – so you can fire to your heart’s content at ranges which have “magnetic” ammo bans in effect.

    This ammo’s steel cases are polymer coated. It doesn’t immunize them against corrosion, but it does protect them, and polymer also reduces friction so as to promote more reliable feeding and ejection. This ammo’s noncorrosive Berdan primers are yet another reason why you can’t reload it. Just leave those cases on the ground and you’ll be all set!
  5. Belom 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 480 Rounds

    $319.85

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    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 66.6¢ 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Accurate and Reloadable

    Shot 5 rounds of this in my AR-47. The group was 1.5 inches at 75 yds. The 480 rounds will fit in the standard army ammo box. Shoots very clean and easy to reload. Glad to see it available again.

    Review and photos by Steve (Posted on 1/26/2024)

    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)

  6. Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 Grain FMJ – 600 Rounds

    $439.85

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    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 73.3¢ 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Many Thanks

    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)

  7. Red Army Standard 7.62x39 122 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds

    $15.85

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    Manufacturer Red Army Standard
    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
    Manufacturer SKU AM3420
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 787450762411
    Cost Per Round 79.2¢ per round
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – home of the Bishkek Stamping Plant, which makes this fine 7.62x39 ammunition for Century Arms International of Florida. Century imports the ammo to the United States, where it is marketed as Red Army Standard.

    You may recognize the Red Army Standard brand as standing for Russian-made ammo, but Kyrgyz 7.62x39 is extremely similar. This ammo’s full metal jacket projectiles feature bimetal jackets. They’re mostly made of steel, so they will attract a magnet, but they’re also more economical than traditional copper-jacketed bullets. This ammo is also loaded with steel cases – another cost-saving feature, albeit one which makes the ammo unsuitable for handloading.

    This ammo’s cases wear lacquer coatings that help them cycle more efficiently and avoid corrosion. Its sealed case mouths and primer pockets do even more to safeguard it in storage. And thanks to Bishkek’s noncorrosive Berdan primers, you don’t have to worry about rust ruining your rifle after firing this all-purpose range and target materiel.
  8. Sterling 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds

    $16.35

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    Manufacturer Sterling
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 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 8698779967284
    Cost Per Round 81.7¢ per round
    Sterling ammunition was originally manufactured in England. Production next moved to Spain before finally settling in Turkey. Today the subsidiary of Turaç exports ammunition to dozens of countries around the world, many of which utilize it for national defense.

    This 7.62x39 ammunition is perfect for high-volume target shooting thanks to its steel cases. You save a lot of money by avoiding brass, an alloy that is mostly composed of semi-precious copper, and AK-47s have zero issue cycling steel. The main drawback to steel cases is that they aren’t able to be reloaded, although that is hardly a shortcoming at all if you aren’t a handloader.

    Each one of these Kalashnikov rounds is outfitted with a 123 grain full metal jacket projectile. The bullet has a solid lead core with a bi-metal jacket – it does contain steel, and it will attract a magnet. This new production ammo is also outfitted with noncorrosive primers, so you can clean your rifle just as you normally would once target practice has reached its natural conclusion.
  9. PMC 7.62x39mm 123 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds

    $409.85

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    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
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 20741569060312
    Cost Per Round 82¢ 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.

  10. Belom 7.62x39 123 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds

    $16.85

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    Manufacturer Belom
    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
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 8606110608093
    Cost Per Round 84.3¢ per round
    The AK may not technically be a musical instrument, but it does play our favorite song. Belom of Serbia makes the 7.62x39 you and your AK (or SKS) will need to play beautiful music together!

    Whereas your common Russian-made FMJ wears a mostly steel bimetal jacket, Belom’s jacket is made of gilding metal. The copper alloy covers a lead-antimony core, which is why this ammo is totally incapable of attracting a magnet. The 123 grain projectile achieves a muzzle velocity of 2,350 fps when fired from a 23.5” barrel.

    This ammo is even less like Russian 7.62x39 because it is loaded with brass cases. They’re fresh out of the factory, never before fired, and outfitted with Boxer primers. Belom’s noncorrosive primers and low-residue powder will both keep your rifle safe and clean. Those primers are also sealed for added security against moisture in storage.

    Belom may supply ammo to the commercial market, but they also ship the same stuff to military and law enforcement agencies. Their ammo is tested to ensure that it is completely waterproof, and it functions correctly at temperatures below -60 °F. (If it’s any colder than that, you probably wouldn’t want to go to the range anyway.)

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