The 7.62×39 caliber round is a Soviet rifle and machine gun cartridge, also known as 7.62 Soviet, formally .30 Russian Short. The cartridge is widely used in a variety of weapons including AK-47 and Russian SKS style rifles. It is a popular choice for many shooters due to its low cost and availability.
It was first developed in the Soviet Union in the 1940s and is still in use today by militaries and civilians around the world. The 7.62x39mm cartridge is most commonly used in rifles, but it can also be used in pistols and carbines.
7.62x39mm Specifications and Ballistics
The 7.62x39mm cartridge has a diameter of 7.62 mm (0.300 inches) and a case length of 39 mm (1.54 inches). It is loaded with a variety of different bullet types, including full metal jacket (FMJ), hollow point (HP), and soft point (SP).7.62x39mm caliber rounds
The 7.62x39mm cartridge is typically loaded with a 123 grain bullet and has a muzzle velocity of about 2,350 feet per second. It is a rimless cartridge with a bottlenecked case and berdan primer. The 7.62x39mm cartridge is often compared to the .30-30 Winchester cartridge because they are similar in size, power, and ballistic performance.