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Developed by the Soviets in 1943, the 7.62x39mm (M43) Russian cartridge was undoubtedly influenced by the German 7.92 Kurz. This cartridge received worldwide attention during the Vietnam War. Returning GIs brought Communist bloc weapons into the United States creating a demand for ammunition.

The 7.62x39mm cartridge is easy to reload and may be thought of basically as a rimless .3030 Winchester in power. However, the .30-30 Winchester is capable of using heavier bullets than the 7.62x39mm.

The Ruger Mini 30, plus the current importation of the SKS and AK47 weapons into the United States, has added to the demand for data for this cartridge. Care should be exercised in that some U.S. made weapons chambered for this cartridge use .308" diameter bullets. Most foreign made weapons use bullets that are .311" diameter.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the 7.62x39mm cartridge is 50,000 C.U.P.

7.62x39mm

Gun

HS Precision

Max Length

1.528"

Barrel Length

20"

Trim Length

1.513"

Primer

REM 90

OAL Max

2.200"

Case

IMI

OAL Min

2.170"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

SPR 100 RN

5744

20.7

2089

5744

23.0

2374

48,000

1.950"

0.308" dia.

1680

25.7

2325

1680

28.5

2642

47,100

2015

25.7

1994

2015

28.5

2266

39,400

Compressed

2230

26.6

1959

2230

29.5

2226

42,400

Compressed

2460

26.6

1922

2460

29.5

2184

42,600

Compressed

SRA 110 HP

5744

20.3

2018

5744

22.5

2294

48,900

2.115"

0.308" dia.

1680

24.8

2241

1680

27.5

2547

48,300

2015

25.7

1998

2015

28.5

2271

41,500

Compressed

2230

26.6

1958

2230

29.5

2225

46,000

Compressed

2460

26.6

1931

2460

29.5

2194

45,400

Compressed

HDY 123 SP

5744

19.8

1975

5744

22.0

2245

48,900

2.175"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

SPR125 SP

5744

19.3

1887

5744

21.5

2145

48,100

2.195"

0.311" dia.

1680

23.0

2084

1680

25.5

2368

48,500

2015

2S.7

2032

2015

28.5

2309

47,700

Compressed

2230

26.6

1943

2230

29.5

2208

49,800

Compressed

2460

26.6

1915

2460

29.5

2176

46,600

Compressed

HDY 130 SSP

5744

18.4

1804

5744

20.5

2051

45,500

2.180"

0.308" dia.

1680

22.S

2020

1680

25.0

2296

47,900

2015

2S.2

1947

2015

28.0

2213

45,300

Compressed

2230

2S.2

1843

2230

28.0

2094

47,000

Compressed

2460

26.1

1866

2460

29.0

2120

47,000

Compressed

SRA150 SP

5744

17.5

1672

5744

19.5

1900

46,400

2.180"

0.311" dia.

1680

20.3

1808

1680

22.5

2055

49,000

2015

23.4

1823

2015

26.0

2072

46,500

Compressed

2230

24.3

1739

2230

27.0

1976

49,500

Compressed

2460

24.3

1721

2460

27.0

1956

47,600

.30 Caliber Sabots*

REM 55 SABOT

1680

28.8

2774

1680

32.0

3153

33,400

2.100"

Compressed

* Using CCI primer

* Using CCI primer

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