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Russian 7.62x39 Cartridge Case

Russian 7.62x39 Cartridge Case

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Product Description

  1. Caliber: The cartridge has a caliber of 7.62mm, meaning the diameter of the projectile (bullet) is approximately 7.62 millimeters.

  2. Cartridge Case Material: The cartridge case is typically made of brass. Brass is a common material for cartridge cases due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and ability to expand and seal the chamber when fired.

  3. Case Shape: The 7.62x39mm cartridge case has a bottleneck shape, which means it has a narrow neck and a wider body. The bottleneck design allows for efficient ballistic performance and feeding in firearms.

  4. Primer: The base of the cartridge case contains a primer, which is a small, sensitive explosive that ignites the propellant (gunpowder) when struck by the firing pin. This ignition sets off the firing sequence.

  5. Propellant (Gunpowder): The cartridge case is filled with a specific amount of gunpowder, which burns rapidly upon ignition, generating high-pressure gas to propel the bullet down the barrel of the firearm.

  6. Bullet: The 7.62x39mm cartridge typically features a bullet with a weight around 122 to 154 grains, though variations exist. The bullet is the projectile that is fired from the barrel toward the target.

  7. Rimless Design: The 7.62x39mm cartridge is considered a rimless design. This means that the base of the cartridge is of the same diameter as the body, with no rim protruding. Rimless cartridges are suitable for feeding from box magazines.

  8. Headstamp: The headstamp on the base of the cartridge case often contains markings indicating the manufacturer, year of production, and sometimes other information such as the country of origin.

It's worth noting that while the 7.62x39mm cartridge originated in the Soviet Union, it has become a widely used and manufactured cartridge around the world. It is known for its effectiveness at short to medium ranges and has been adopted by many countries for both military and civilian use.