Not very different from the soviet and eastern bloc 7.62x39 ammo that was prodigious in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in the U.S.A. as mil-surp. This is slightly different looking, but it operates much the same. The reliability and cost are in line with the old surplus stuff, but it burns a bit cleaner, and it offers a soft point, which wasn’t as common as the FMJ stuff in bulk.
Sure it’s called something different now and instead of a burnt orange or green, or brown case, it’s the familiar galvanized silver look of zinc plating. But the performance is spot on. The price is compelling, and the reliability is excellent out of AK/Clones as well as some of the newer, usually somewhat finicky AR/clone builds that want to take advantage of this great cartridge.
The 7.62x39 is like a .308 Winchester “light”. It offers solid performance, a decent sized projectile and good terminal ballistics. More than anything: it’s a proven entity; not only because of the AK platform, but as a standalone cartridge. It just makes sense, especially when ammunition can be sourced this cheaply.
Suitable for any 7.62x39 firearm, but is really well suited to AK/Clones.
Review by NHNikon
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