The 7.62x39mm was developed in Russia as a mid-size military cartridge and is among the most widespread military cartridges used today. The AK47 and its variants, along with the SKS, have made this cartridge very popular in the civilian market due to the sheer number of affordable surplus firearms available. This caliber can also be had in AR-15 type rifles (requiring only a different bolt, barrel and magazine), as well as the Ruger Mini-30. Bolt action rifles are now available from companies such as CZ, Ruger, and Howa.
This close-medium range caliber is suitable for varmints and deer-size game when loaded with suitable expanding-type bullets.
Our brass is sized for use with the standard .311" diameter bullets, it will need to be neck sized if used with .308" diameter bullets.