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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||4.00|
|Weight per round (units)||0.02|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 500|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.364, 259 grain|
|Cost per case||1.14|
|Standard load (SP)||342 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||308 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||7.9 (VSS Vintorez)|
|Muzzle velocity||310 m/s (1017 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||806 Joule (595 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
This caliber is essentially derived from 7.62x39mm, but necked up to accept a 9.25mm (0.364 inch) bullet and loaded so that a typical 9x39mm rifle would produce velocities just under the speed of sound. The combination of a large caliber rifle bullet and subsonic velocities made it ideal for use in rifles equipped with a silencer. As such, most 9x39mm firearms are either equipped with an integral silencer, or can be fitted with one.
9x39mm is typically pronounced nine by thirty-nine millimeters.
This caliber may also be known as 9x39mm Vintorez or 9mm Vintorez. It is also sometimes designated 9.2x39mm, though it has fallen into disuse.
There are 5 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
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"||1.0x|
|Carbine||11.1" - 14.9"||1.15x|
|Rifle||15" - 20.9"||1.25x|
|Precision||21" and up||1.35x|
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)|
|Silent Sniper||Prem/-P|| FMJ (2.7x)|
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 9x39mm as a Customs family chambering:|
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