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Old 12-31-2008, 10:25 PM
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What is the best 7.62 x 39mm ammo non-corrosive?

I just bought some silver bear but have no fired it yet. How good is this ammo? Are there some sites with references regarding ammo quality?
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What is the best 7.62 x 39mm ammo non-corrosive?

I just bought some silver bear but have no fired it yet. How good is this ammo? Are there some sites with references regarding ammo quality?
Silver Bear and Golden Tiger is all I shoot in mine. Great ammo, some of it is match (SB) and I shoot that in my AR's and AK's. I've been shooting that for years and I love it. If you can find SB under $250/1k, buy all you can get! I hunt and target shoot with it. Barnaul is another good brand (they make SB).
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The stuff that shoots the best from your rifle.
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My Saiga likes Wolf. I have 124gr MC HP and FMJ and 154gr SP.
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I have heard that the Wolf ammo from Russia is a dirty ammo that leaves your rifle a mess.
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I have heard that the Wolf ammo from Russia is a dirty ammo that leaves your rifle a mess.
I clean my guns most ever time I shoot them anyway. Besides, the Wolf goes into my SKS and AK Saiga. I could drop em in the mud and they would still work
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I have the silver bear match hollow point "where the hollow bit is covered by a little bump" fantastic turns the chest cavity of a deer to jelly. Accurate to.
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All the com block stuff is pretty much the same, especially if you're using an AK..
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I'd say get the surplus stuff - even if it is corrosive. Maybe you won't shoot it for practice - but you'll shoot anything if it come down to it.
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I've had good luck with Golden Tiger.
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all i've fired in my wasr-10 is WOLF (steel case) it's been good so far!
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I have heard that the Wolf ammo from Russia is a dirty ammo that leaves your rifle a mess.
I used to hate Wolf ammo, and I wouldn't shoot it in any of my guns, after trying it a few times and seeing how dirty it seemed to be.

When Wolf came out with the new polymer-coated Military Classic (MC) in 7.62x39mm, I tried it again for my AKs. Not only was it nice, affordable, trouble-free FMJ ammo for my Kalashnikovs and Simonovs, but it actually seemed to burn cleaner than the old Wolf steelcase with no potential for lacquering up my chambers. So now that's what I shoot. (I still don't run Wolf ammo (even the MC) in any of my other guns.)

If you can get some without breaking the bank, Sellier & Bellot makes some very nice, consistent-quality, accurate reloadable-brass FMJ in 7.62x39mm. When I bought most of my stockpile of it about two years ago, it was less than eight bucks a box (twice as much as Wolf at the time but seems like a steal now!), so I procured enough for deep storage to ensure that I'd have some decent brass for when TEOTWAWKI comes...
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Today it comes down to two issues. What can you find and what can you afford. I agree with Kev in that you have to test any ammo you buy in your gun. I have older guns so they feed about everything. Some of the newer models are a bit more finicky about what they want to eat. You need at least 1000 rounds for you gun at a minimum. I would suggest more if you can afford it.
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My Saigas really like Barnaul and Golden Tiger. The SKS's aren't picky at all.
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I havn't found ammo yet that my Ak's won't chew up and spit out.

Best 7.62x39 is Corbon DPX.

Barnel SP's do pretty well too.
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Best 7.62x39 is Corbon DPX.
+1. Nomad is correct. For HD in your AK, at over a buck a round, DPX is the #1 choice.
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I used to hate Wolf ammo, and I wouldn't shoot it in any of my guns, after trying it a few times and seeing how dirty it seemed to be.

When Wolf came out with the new polymer-coated Military Classic (MC) in 7.62x39mm, I tried it again for my AKs. Not only was it nice, affordable, trouble-free FMJ ammo for my Kalashnikovs and Simonovs, but it actually seemed to burn cleaner than the old Wolf steelcase with no potential for lacquering up my chambers. So now that's what I shoot. (I still don't run Wolf ammo (even the MC) in any of my other guns.)

If you can get some without breaking the bank, Sellier & Bellot makes some very nice, consistent-quality, accurate reloadable-brass FMJ in 7.62x39mm. When I bought most of my stockpile of it about two years ago, it was less than eight bucks a box (twice as much as Wolf at the time but seems like a steal now!), so I procured enough for deep storage to ensure that I'd have some decent brass for when TEOTWAWKI comes...
This is sage advice. Do whatever you can to follow it to the letter.

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I havn't found ammo yet that my Ak's won't chew up and spit out.

Best 7.62x39 is Corbon DPX.

Barnel SP's do pretty well too.

That's the truth. The AK will eat anything, but if money is good......DPX. If money is bad, then you better get in on the steel core Yugo that is going around right now. Its a mild steel core, not a hard tungsten or anything but it will chew up brick walls just fine.

What do you need it for? A good SP is my favorite. Any hit, not armored, on a soft target is devastating.

What is the goal? There is the answer.
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