One of the most well-known rifle cartridges around the world, the 7.62×39 is an intermediate rifle cartridge that was developed by the Soviets during World War II.
The 7.62×39 cartridge is synonymous with the AK-47, SKS rifles and the RPD and RPK light machine guns.
7.62×39 is a .30 caliber cartridge that provides good range performance along with solid terminal ballistics.
|Muzzle Velocity (feet per second)||2543|
|Muzzl Energy (foot-pounds)||1774|
|Ballistic Coefficient (G1)||294|
|Max Powder Pressure Bar (lb/inch2)||46,412|
|Cartridge Max Length||2.20 inches|
|Cartridge Average Weight||253 grain|