The AK-47 is a versatile firearm. It deserves just as versatile ammunition. And behold – there are 840 rounds of 7.62×39 by Prvi Partizan that you’ll be as happy to have at the range as you would during an altercation.
This round features a 123-grain FMJ bullet. It’s hardened against deformation during feeding and ignition, and it reliably exits a 24-inch barrel at 2,461 fps. (With the normal amount of giving and take, of course.)
For this round’s bullet, Prvi Partizan has faithfully replicated the Yugoslavian M67 design. (They were based in Yugoslavia after all – until the whole country went away.) The M67 is still very much the kind of economical FMJ that you’d feel comfortable using for target practice. However, its tendency to destabilize and turn sideways after penetrating about seven inches of soft tissue means it tears quite the nasty little wound channel. Couple that with a rifle’s crippling energy at close distance, you can imagine how this round might be of particular value during that aforementioned altercation.
This 7.62×39 cartridge is from Serbia, not Russia, so it has a new production brass case and non-corrosive Boxer primer. You can see that primer is sealed off against the elements by bright red sealant – great if you ever take this ammo on a trek through the rain and sleet.