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7.62x39 Ballistics Tables For Major Ammo Manufacturers

Written by Sam Jacobs Subject: Gun Rights

You've discovered our in-depth look at 7.62x39 ballistics from numerous ammo manufacturers.

Clicking on the links below will jump to your favorite ammo company and unlock the data you need for your preferred factory load.

7.62x39 Ballistics Charts

Jump to an ammo company: Atomic | ATS | Barnaul | Belom | CorBon | Federal | Fiocchi | G2 Research | Geco | Hornady | HSM | Igman | Nosler | PMC | Prvi Partizan | Remington | Sellier & Bellot | TulAmmo | Underwood | Winchester | Wolf

Atomic Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Atomic Tactical Cycling Subsonic 7.62x39 220 grain HPBT Ballistics Chart

Atomic Tactical Cycling Subsonic 7.62x39 220 grain HPBT Ballistics table

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ATS Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

ATS Ammunition 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

ATS Ammunition 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Barnaul Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ | Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain HP | Barnaul 7.62x39 125 grain SP

Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics Chart

Barnaul 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics table

Barnaul 7.62x39 125 grain SP Ballistics Chart

Barnaul 7.62x39 125 grain SP Ballistics table

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Belom Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Steel Core FMJ | Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Tactical Core FMJ

Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Steel Core FMJ Ballistics Chart

Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Steel Core FMJ Ballistics table

Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Tactical Core FMJ Ballistics Chart

Belom 7.62x39 123 grain Tactical Core FMJ Ballistics table

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CorBon Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

CorBon 7.62x39 123 grain DPX Ballistics Chart

CorBon 7.62x39 123 grain DPX Ballistics table

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Federal Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Federal Power-Shok 7.62x39 123 grain JSP | Federal American Eagle 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ

Federal Power-Shok 7.62x39 123 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

Federal Power-Shok 7.62x39 123 grain JSP Ballistics table

Federal American Eagle 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Federal American Eagle 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Fiocchi Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Fiocchi Range Dynamice 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Range Dynamice 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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G2 Research Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

G2 Research Trident Rip Out 7.62x39 124 grain Copper HP Ballistics Chart

G2 Research Trident Rip Out 7.62x39 124 grain Copper HP Ballistics table

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Geco Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Geco Target 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Geco Target 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Hornady Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Hornady Black 7.62x39 123 grain SST | Hornady Subsonic 7.62x39 255 grain Sub-X

Hornady Black 7.62x39 123 grain SST Ballistics Chart

Hornady Black 7.62x39 123 grain SST Ballistics table

Hornady Subsonic 7.62x39 255 grain Sub-X Ballistics Chart

Hornady Subsonic 7.62x39 255 grain Sub-X Ballistics table

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HSM Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: HSM Lead Free 7.62x39 123 grain TSX Boattail | HSM Training 7.62x39 123 grain FMJBT

HSM Lead Free 7.62x39 123 grain TSX Boattail Ballistics Chart

HSM Lead Free 7.62x39 123 grain TSX Boattail Ballistics table

HSM Training 7.62x39 123 grain FMJBT Ballistics Chart

HSM Training 7.62x39 123 grain FMJBT Ballistics table

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Igman Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Igman 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Igman 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Nosler Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Ballistic Tip | Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Expansion Tip | Nosler Varmageddon 7.62x39 123 grain FB Tipped

Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Ballistic Tip Ballistics Chart

Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Ballistic Tip Ballistics table

Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Expansion Tip Ballistics Chart

Nosler 7.62x39 123 grain Expansion Tip Ballistics table

Nosler Varmageddon 7.62x39 123 grain FB Tipped Ballistics Chart

Nosler Varmageddon 7.62x39 123 grain FB Tipped Ballistics table

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PMC Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

PMC Bronze 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

PMC Bronze 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Prvi Partizan Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ | Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain PSP | Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain RN SP

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain PSP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain PSP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain RN SP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 7.62x39 123 grain RN SP Ballistics table

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Remington Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Remington Core-Lokt 7.62x39 125 grain PSP Ballistics Chart

Remington Core-Lokt 7.62x39 125 grain PSP Ballistics table

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Sellier and Bellot Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ | Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain SP

Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain SP Ballistics Chart

Sellier & Bellot 7.62x39 124 grain SP Ballistics table

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TulAmmo Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ | TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain HP | TulAmmo 7.62x39 154 grain SP

TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain HP Ballistics Chart

TulAmmo 7.62x39 124 grain HP Ballistics table

TulAmmo 7.62x39 154 grain SP Ballistics Chart

TulAmmo 7.62x39 154 grain SP Ballistics table

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Underwood Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Underwood Ammo 7.62x39 123 grain Controlled Chaos Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 7.62x39 123 grain Controlled Chaos Ballistics table

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Winchester Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Winchester PDX1 Defender 7.62x39 120 grain SCHP | Winchester Deer Season XP 7.62x39 123 grain Extreme Point | Winchester Power Point 7.62x39 123 grain PP | Winchester USA 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ

Winchester PDX1 Defender 7.62x39 120 grain SCHP Ballistics Chart

Winchester PDX1 Defender 7.62x39 120 grain SCHP Ballistics table

Winchester Deer Season XP 7.62x39 123 grain Extreme Point Ballistics Chart

Winchester Deer Season XP 7.62x39 123 grain Extreme Point Ballistics table

Winchester Power Point 7.62x39 123 grain PP Ballistics Chart

Winchester Power Point 7.62x39 123 grain PP Ballistics table

Winchester USA 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Winchester USA 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

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Wolf Ammunition Ballistics - 7.62x39

Jump to a ballistics chart: Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ | Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain HP | Wolf Performance Mil-Spec 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ | Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ | Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain HP | Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ | Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain HP | Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain SP | Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 125 grain SP

Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics Chart

Wolf Performance 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics table

Wolf Performance Mil-Spec 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Wolf Performance Mil-Spec 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics Chart

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 123 grain HP Ballistics table

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain HP Ballistics Chart

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain HP Ballistics table

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain SP Ballistics Chart

Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 grain SP Ballistics table

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 125 grain SP Ballistics Chart

Wolf Polyformance 7.62x39 125 grain SP Ballistics table

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Administrative Note: The information above comes from the manufacturer and is only informational. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load. When manufacturer ballistic data was unavailable, ballistics were calculated using a ballistics calculator.

7.62x39 Ballistics Trajectory Chart

The trajectory measures the bullet's flight path. We measure it in terms of bullet drop at a given distance from the end of the barrel.

A flat shooting cartridge is ideal for long-range shooting because the shooter will require fewer adjustments to compensate for bullet drop. A flat trajectory also means that a cartridge will be more forgiving of small ranging mistakes.

Below is a sample 7.62x39 bullet drop chart that gives you a general idea of how the 7.62x39 trajectory looks.

7.62x39 Trajectory Chart

Note: The chart above is an example of one 7.62x39 load, and actual ballistic performance may vary depending on bullet weight, lot, barrel length, and environmental conditions while shooting.

When comparing the 7.62x39 and .308 Winchester, the 7.62x39 trajectory seems embarrassing, but it still has a reasonably flat trajectory out to 300 yards. Capable of MOA shooting in the hands of an experienced rifleman. However, after that, it begins to nose dive towards the ground. At close range, the 7.62x39 is a very flat shooting round, which makes shot placement much easier within 300 yards.

The poor trajectory is due to a low ballistic coefficient (BC) of 0.27 and a lower muzzle velocity, among other factors.

7.62x39 Muzzle Velocity (fps)

Muzzle velocity is how fast the bullet leaves the barrel, measured in Feet-Per-Second (fps). Many factors contribute to muzzle velocity, including the barrel length, bullet weight, and amount of propellant. So, a bolt action rifle with a 24-inch barrel could produce higher muzzle velocities than a semi-automatic carbine with a 16-inch barrel.

The Sellier & Bellot full metal jacket (FMJ) 124 gr 7.62x39 Russian has a muzzle velocity of 2,421 fps, while the TulAmmo 154-grain bullet has a muzzle velocity of 2,329 fps. The heavier bullet is a bit slower but is still propelled at acceptable speeds for most American shooters to achieve excellent terminal performance, whether hunting hogs, whitetail deer, or using it for self-defense.

Especially considering that Hornady Black 123-grain SST is only slightly faster, with a muzzle velocity of 2,350 fps.

7.62x39 Muzzle Energy

Muzzle energy is how much force the bullet leaves the barrel with, measured in foot-pounds of energy (ft-lbs).

Velocity and bullet weight are the contributing factors of muzzle energy that often translate into the amount of stopping power and terminal ballistics of a bullet.

Obviously, you can achieve varying specs when reloading or hand-loading rounds, as most factory-loaded ammo has a muzzle energy of 1,400 to 1,700 ft-lbs.

The Igman 123-grain FMJ is on the higher end of the spectrum at 1,776 ft-lbs, and the Atomic Tactical Cycling Subsonic 220-grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) is at the opposite end with 539 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle.

The Wolf Military Classic soft point (SP) 124-grain bullet has a muzzle energy of 1,589 ft-lbs, while the Wolf Performance hollow point (HP) 123-grain bullet has a lower muzzle velocity of 1,524 ft-lbs. Placing both rounds squarely in the middle of the other variants.

How do 7.62x39 Ballistics Compare to Other Rifle Cartridges?

The 7.62x39 Soviet, not to be confused with the 7.62 NATO, is an intermediate rifle cartridge often fired from an SKS, AK-47, and other light machine guns, so there are plenty of other cartridges to compare it to.

It's much more capable than handgun calibers, such as the 45 ACP, but it can't compete when stacked up against long-range calibers like the 6.5 Creedmoor.

The sweet spot for the 7.62x39 is amongst the 223 Remington, 30-30 Winchester, 300 Blackout, and 350 Legend. However, each caliber has its benefits and drawbacks in various scenarios.

7.62x39 vs 350 Legend Ballistics Chart

350 Legend vs 7.62x39 Ballistics Chart

7.62x39 vs 300 Blackout Ballistics Chart

300 Blackout vs 7.62x39 Ballistics Chart

Check out our article for a more detailed comparison of the 7.62x39 vs 300 Blackout.

7.62x39 vs 5.56 Ballistics Chart

7.62x39 vs 5.56 Ballistics Chart

Check out our article for a more detailed comparison of the 7.62x39 vs 5.56 Nato.

7.62x39 vs .223 Ballistics Chart

.223 vs 7.62x39 Ballistics Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

The team at Ammo.com has rounded up and answered several of the most commonly asked questions we receive about 7.62x39 ballistics.

What is the drop of a 7.62 bullet at 300 yards?

The drop of a 7.62 bullet at 300 yards is about -14" if you're talking about the 7.62x39 Soviet.

What is the 7.62x39 comparable to?

The 7.62x39 is comparable to the 30-30 and 300 Blackout.

What is the lethal distance for 7.62x39?

The lethal distance for 7.62x39 is about 200 yards for deer hunting and about 400 yards for military use.

What is 7.62x39 ammo good for?

7.62x39 ammo is good for hunting medium game, such as whitetail deer, and home defense.

How does barrel length affect the velocity and accuracy of 7.62x39 ammunition?

The barrel length doesn't affect the velocity and accuracy of 7.62x39 ammunition as much as many other rounds; however, a 16-inch barrel is recommended for most hunting scenarios.

What is the effective range of the 7.62x39mm round when used in an AK-47?

The effective range of the 7.62x39mm round when used in an AK-47 is about 300 yards.

What is the effective range of a 7.62x39 round?

The effective range of a 7.62x39 round is 400 yards for military use.

7.62x39 Ballistics Tables For Major Ammo Manufacturers originally appeared in The Resistance Library at Ammo.com.

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