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  1. #1

    Sep 2005
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    rifle round or machine gun round?

    The head reads 7.62x39 Wolf.? I looked on the internet and these 'dimensions' show up for a simple rifle slug but also for AK-47?? any ammor experts out there.? Strangely I found this in the sand of a tot lot last weekend.
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    7.62X39 isa common round for the SKS and Ak-47 along with other similar types of rifles including the Ruger Ranch Rifle (same as the Mini-14 which is chambered for the .223.) It can be co-classified as a sub-machine gun cartridge if weapon is able to fire in full auto mode. The AK has the potential to do so but is also made in semi-auto versions.
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    Sep 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Quote Originally Posted by tieren
    7.62X39 isa common round for the SKS and Ak-47 along with other similar types of rifles including the Ruger Ranch Rifle (same as the Mini-14 which is chambered for the .223.) It can be co-classified as a sub-machine gun cartridge if weapon is able to fire in full auto mode. The AK has the potential to do so but is also made in semi-auto versions.
    Any ideas on this one and can you date this or is it recent? Kind of scary this was found in tot lot wouldn't you say?

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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Pretty much safe unless someone tried beating on the primer to see if it will go off. It's a recent manufacture as Wolf was making them within the last year. Bullets and cartridges are found all the time in school yards and such. Kid are either curious or wanting to show off.
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Intresting Find skane.

    I enjoy Finding LIVE rounds.

    jeff

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    May 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Cool find!!!? It looks identical to the rounds I have in clips for my SKS, right down to the red sealant between the projectile and the casing.? My SKS is unfired, but I was told the rounds given to me when I bought the gun were corrosive ones made in China, but mine are stamped with just a 31 and a 71.

  7. #7

    Sep 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSand
    Cool find!!!? It looks identical to the rounds I have in clips for my SKS, right down to the red sealant between the projectile and the casing.? My SKS is unfired, but I was told the rounds given to me when I bought the gun were corrosive ones made in China, but mine are stamped with just a 31 and a 71.
    Excuse the ignorance but what is an SKS?

  8. #8

    Oct 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Quote Originally Posted by skane
    The head reads 7.26x39 Wolf.? I looked on the internet and these 'dimensions' show up for a simple rifle slug but also for AK-47?? any ammor experts out there.? Strangely I found this in the sand of a tot lot last weekend.
    7.26 or 7.62? ?It's a NATO round for a ?Kulishnikov. ?Almost any Russian/Chinese/Turkish/Eastern European small rifle will fire that round (except for the 54 and 54R's). ?I'd say it would have been used for target practice/sighting. ?It looks like a FMJ. ?Doubt it would be for hunting, since you have to use soft tips. ?FMJ's for hunting is illegal.
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  9. #9

    Sep 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Wolf is a brand name put on Russian military rounds for SKS and AK. the red stuff around the bullet and the primer is weatherproofing to keep moisture out of the bullet. they can be bought for about $3.00 a box around here, I've got several boxes for my SKS.....its fun to shoot and ammo is very cheap, good cuz you can really go through the ammo with a 37 round detachable magazine....hope this helps!!

    HH
    Matt

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arakronn
    Quote Originally Posted by skane
    The head reads 7.26x39 Wolf.? I looked on the internet and these 'dimensions' show up for a simple rifle slug but also for AK-47?? any ammor experts out there.? Strangely I found this in the sand of a tot lot last weekend.
    7.26 or 7.62? ?It's a NATO round for a ?Kulishnikov. ?Almost any Russian/Chinese/Turkish/Eastern European small rifle will fire that round (except for the 54 and 54R's). ?I'd say it would have been used for target practice/sighting. ?It looks like a FMJ. ?Doubt it would be for hunting, since you have to use soft tips. ?FMJ's for hunting is illegal.
    7.62. Thanks. I made the correction above. Sorry, what is FMJ? Full metal jacket? So from all these post am I believe that this is for a submachine gun?

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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    skane, no this ammo is for military style assault type rifles. A submachine gun is characterized by using pistol ammunition.
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  12. #12

    Sep 2005
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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    FMJ is full metal jacket. SKS is a semi-auto rifle and AK is select fire rifle, but most AK's sold in the US are only semi-auto
    Matt

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    Re: rfiel round or machine gun round?

    The SKS is a Russian made and oft copied semi-automatic military weapon. The AK47 is an originally Russian, also manufactured by other countries and in its military form was a full automatic weapon or a sub-machine gun as you call lit. The civilian model is a semi-automatic weapon. The cartridge you found can be fired in all of them, doesn't matter what the action is. As stated there are also a few U.S. made sporting arms made in this caliber. Monty
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    Re: rifle round or machine gun round?

    Tough bunch to tots in that lot; watch your back.

    have a good un....
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    Jan 2005
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    Re: rifle round or machine gun round?

    Could get a BANG ou of a find like that. Ha Ha!
    Spotz

 

 

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