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Posted: 2/11/2006 4:18:24 PM EDT
I remember reading about this before but can't remember what it was for but I
have a few 7.62X39 rounds that have a 61gr. bullet. It is metal, but very
light weight and charged with about 18gr. of powder. Headstamp is plant 05
and made in 1986. Basically, I just wondered what the purpose in it is.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:13:05 PM EDT
Probably a short range training round.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:34:11 PM EDT
there were even plastic projectile 762x39 ammo sold at one time for training rounds,
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:55:13 PM EDT
They where a short range round used on the west Berlin wall.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:53:05 AM EDT
You used to be able to buy a Czech training round in both 7.62x54R and 7.62x39 with a 44gr. roundnose hollow steel bullet.

They had a full powder charge and made a massive muzzle blast but almost no felt recoil. The 7.62x54R round's projectile left the barrel at like 3700 FPS.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:05:42 AM EDT
where do you find the czech training 7.62x39? I'de love to buy some, I have a bunch of the 7.62x54, and they are a blast to shoot. Feels like a .22
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:06:47 PM EDT
The plastic core 7.62x39mm you refer to is EAST GERMAN training ammunition. Usually it was packed in clear 10 round packs.

The Czech 7.62x54R is a hollow core round, 46gr. in weight.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:38:54 PM EDT
I bought 200 rounds of plastic core jacketed ammo at the last gun show, grey case/copper jacket/white painted tip. The bullet is short and that gave some failures to feed. Low recoil, heavier blast than ususal, accuracy was not as good as ball - from a plinking perspective, and it was corrosive. It came 100 rounds loose to a paper box.
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