7.62x39 Bullet performance?

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by ShawnDow, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  2. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i have seen some ammo that looks fmj.. but upon close inspection there is a small hole at the tip. this WAS 762x39 as well. maybee tiger or wolf. Probably a way to skirt the non fmj hunting regs in some areas.

  3. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Links to Surplus & hollow points.
  4. fragout

    fragout Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Used a Norinco SKS years ago to harvest a few Ozark whitetail. Longest shot was 75 yds. Ammunition used in all deer encounters was WIN 123gr soft points. A few TX deer and hogs too boot. Broadside shots produced exit wounds, and all deer were one shot affairs. Recovered bullets expanded well enough, and retained an estimated 85% of their weight.

    Still have the ballistic info for the above factory load.

    MV = 2364 fps

    75 yards = 2113fps with 1219 ft/lbs of energy

    100 yards = 2033fps with 1129 ft/lbs of energy

    200yds = 1731fps with 818 ft/lbs of energy

    Note: Mine was not the carbine version.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
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