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500 Rounds of 7.62x39mm Ammo by Brown Bear - Polymer Coated - 123gr FMJ

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Quantity - 20 rounds per box; 25 boxes per case
Manufacturer - Brown Bear
Bullets - 123 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Casings - Berdan-primed polymer coated steel


Ideal for any AK or SKS rifle, this Brown Bear ammunition offers all the value of surplus ammunition without the nasty corrosive primers. Each cartridge fires a 123 grain bimetal FMJ bullet at 2401 feet per second. Each case contains 500 rounds, cased in lacquer-coated, non-reloadable steel with non-corrosive Berdan primers.

Brown Bear is the brand name of the Barnaul Machine Plant, a major ammunition factory in Barnaul, Russia. The company dates back to the era of the czars. Founded in St. Petersburg in 1869, it moved to Moscow after Russia's exit from World War I and was evacuated to Barnaul as the Nazis approached Moscow during World War II. A month after the move, the plant made its first shipment to the Soviet military. By the end of the war, 50% of the cartridges used by Soviet soldiers were Barnaul-made, a significant contribution to the Allied victory against the Nazis. Today, the Barnaul plant continues to produce ammunition, particularly shotgun and rifle cartridges.

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Posted On: 7/2/2016 By: Scott

A: Hello Scott! This Brown Bear ammunition is loaded with a lead core, bi-metal jacketed projectile. As a result, the jacket does contain steel and will not pass any type of magnet test.

Posted On: 2/6/2015 By: Jordan

A: Hello Jordan, This ammunition is loaded in Non-reloadable steel cases.

Posted On: 6/4/2014 By: Marc

A: Hello Marc, These 123gr. FMJ rounds by Brown Bear in 7.62x39 have a lead core, but they do have a steel case which will attract a magnet. The best bet for ranges that do not allow magnetic rounds are brass cased rounds which do not attract a magnet.

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