500 Rounds of 7.62x39mm Ammo by Silver Bear - 125gr SP

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Ammo Overview

Quantity - 20 rounds per box; 25 boxes per case
Manufacturer - Silver Bear
Bullets - 125 grain soft point (SP)
Casings - Berdan-primed zinc plated steel


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.

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Posted On: 9/6/2021 By: MJJ4

A: Thanks for reaching out! This case of ammo weighs 19.1 pounds by our measure. And just to be sure, you can review the shipping charge before you finalize your order on our website.

Posted On: 8/26/2016 By: Roy M

A: Hello Roy, This Silver Bear ammunition is loaded with a lead core, bi-metal jacket projectile. Due to the steel content in the bi-metal jacket, this ammunition will not pass any type of magnet test.

Posted On: 10/30/2011 By: Frank Mutz

A: This Silver Bear 7.62x39 is non-corrosive ammo.

Posted On: 10/30/2011 By: Erik Martinson

A: The primers used in this Silver Bear ammo are non-corrosive.

Posted On: 10/21/2011 By: Robert

A: Yes, these Silver Bear 7.62x39 soft point rounds would work well for hunting. They should expand while still retaining weight in most light, thin-skinned game such as deer.

Posted On: 10/21/2011 By: Larry

A: What would be your standard? In 7.62x39, this is considered to be good, serviceable ammo and will function reliably in a wide variety of firearms. It's a tremendous value. If you have a 7.62x39 rifle, chances are it's based on a Russian design - why not shoot Russian ammunition through it?

Posted On: 10/21/2011 By: Chris

A: The zinc plating is slightly better for corrosion resistance than the lacquered steel. However, any steel will eventually corrode if stored improperly.

Posted On: 10/20/2011 By: Steve

A: Though not identical, the performance of 7.62x39 is fairly similar to the performance of .30-30, and can be used to hunt white tail deer.

Posted On: 10/8/2011 By: Robert

A: Yes, these soft point bullets are more suitable for hunting than 7.62x39 FMJ ammo.

Posted On: 10/2/2011 By: Brian

A: No, the "SP" in the title stands for "Soft Point." These projectiles have an exposed section of the lead core at the front.

Posted On: 9/30/2011 By: Erik

A: Brown and Silver Bear ammo are manufactured by Barnaul in Russia with steel cases and bimetal (steel/copper) jackets. Prvi Partizan ammo is loaded in Serbia with brass cases and copper jackets.

Posted On: 9/27/2011 By: Dan

A: This would be a good choice for hunting deer out of either an AK or a Mini-30.

Posted On: 9/27/2011 By: Oscar

A: No, your Norinco SKS should not have any problems feeding this soft point ammunition.

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