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7.62x39 armor piercing ammo

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Ray Guns, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Seadog

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    The only way you will really know is to cut one in half. Lots of 762x39 have bi metal jackets. Looks copper but has enough steel in it to drag a magnet
     
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    Just keep in mind steel core doesn’t automatically equal true AP...it's just steel core. I don't believe 9121 is considered AP ammo.

    Sounds like you have basic import 7.62x39...with the "neat" factor of it being Chinese. I think Chinese import ammo is still restricted. That might fetch a premium from someone looking for it...
     
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  3. Ray Guns

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    Thanks guys, I will cut one in half to satisfy everyone.
     
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    Sectioning it will reveal how the projectile is constructed...but still won't show if it's AP.

    Steel core doesn't equal AP. You'd have to do a hardness test on the steel component. I don't think 9121 Chinese stuff was ever considered AP, but just the fact that it's Chinese will apparently bring a premium if you try to sell it.
     
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