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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||3.50|
|Weight per round (units)||0.02|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 500|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.311, 123 grain|
|Cost per case||1.123|
|Standard load (SP)||337 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||303 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||16.3 (AKM)|
|Muzzle velocity||718 m/s (2356 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||2054 Joule (1515 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
7.62x39mm is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (R)ifle caliber, and was originally designed for a number of firearms; the Simonov SKS semi-automatic rifle, the Degtyaryov RPD machine gun, and the Kalashnikov AK-47, which was succeeded by its far more well-known modernized version, the AKM.
In real life, 7.62x39mm is designated as an 'intermediate' cartridge, because it is more powerful than a pistol round, but less than a "full-size" rifle round. Although it wasn't the first of its kind (that honor goes to 7.92x33mm Kurz), it was, by far, the most popular, owing to the proliferation of AK-family rifles. 7.62x39mm AK-pattern rifles are, by far, the most common type of assault rifle in the world.
7.62x39mm is typically pronounced seven point six two by thirty-nine millimeters. It is also acceptable to pronounce 7.62 seven six two.
This caliber may also be known as 7.62mm Kalashnikov. In real life, these designations have also been used: 7.62x39mm WP (for Warsaw Pact), 7.62mm Soviet, and more rarely, .30 Russian Short.
There are 17 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
- CMMG Mk47-T Mutant
- Česká Zbrojovka Sa vz. 58P
- Česká Zbrojovka Sa vz. 58V
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-12-2
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKM
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKMS
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov RPK
- IZHMEKH Simonov SKS
- Norinco M305A
- Ruger Mini-30
- SIG Arms SG510-3
- Valmet KvKK 62
- ZiD AEK-973
- ZiD Degtyaryov RPD
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Subcarbine||Up to 11"||0.7x|
|Carbine||11.1" - 14.9"||0.9x|
|Rifle||15" - 20.9"||1.0x|
|Precision||21" and up||1.15x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Reduced Velocity||Reg/-P||FMJ (0.9x)|
|Milsurp||Surp/SP|| FMJ (0.25x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
|Availability of 7.62x39mm as a Customs family chambering:|
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