What caliber is this?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by fendertele87, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. It looks like it sizes up with my 7.62x39 but it says that no where on the round? The box says it is but not the bullet. Just want to make sure before I shoot it. ImageUploadedByOHubCampfire1358301047.004804.jpg ImageUploadedByOHubCampfire1358301059.960107.jpg ImageUploadedByOHubCampfire1358301070.053656.jpg

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  3. dkf


    Not all brass had the caliber headstamped on it years ago. Especially true with some of the foreign ammo and milsurp. If you don't trust it take some measurements with a caliper comparing it to a known 7.62x39 round.

    #2 dkf, Jan 15, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  4. Just sizing it up.. It looks a little taller by a hair and maybe just short of a hair wide.. I'll measure it for sure tho

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  5. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    Even from the poor picture of the cartridge (not "bullet") I can tell you that it's 7.62x39mm.
  6. SCmasterblaster

    Millennium Member

    7.62x39 for sure.
  7. Commies did not have to mark their brass back then. One party, one leader, one caliber.
  8. 7.62x25, 7.62x39, 7.62x54.

    One caliber 3 different case lengths.

    Then they get the 9x18 and 5.45x39.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.

  9. Ehhhh, You hopefully realize that most U.S. military ammo is marked only with the manufacturer and the year of production.

    IE. WCC 03, RA 94 etc.

    In fact, most often caliber is referred to by its identifying number, M-193, M-855, M-80.

    Caliber markings on brass are for the amatures not the professionals.

    EDIT: To check the accuracy of my recollection, I just retrieved a box of 30-06.

    The box is marked as follows

    20 cartridges
    caliber .30 M2
    Lot LC 39131
    Lake City Arsenal

    casings are marked. LC 52

    The caliber of .30-06 NEVER appears on the packaging or the cartridge.
    #9 banger, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  10. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member


    I could tell because it is written on the box!
  11. marvin

    marvin sci-fi nut


    when in doubt read the box
  12. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    Originally Posted by Merkavaboy
    Even from the poor picture of the cartridge (not "bullet") I can tell you that it's 7.62x39mm.

    Good for you! :thumbsup:

    Good thing that the OP posted a pic of the box so it made it easier for you to identify the writing on the box.
  13. SCmasterblaster

    Millennium Member

    There must be over a hundred world-wide makers of 7.62x39 mm.
  14. Haldor

    Haldor Retired EE

    Sure looks like 7.62 x 39 mm. Do you have any unopened boxes? If so, then verify they have the same ammo inside them.

    Also does the ammo chamber readily?
  15. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    Yes. The 7.62x39mm caliber is to the rifle world what the 9x19mm caliber is to the handgun/SMG world; the most prevelant calibers produced today.
  16. No more boxes. Just had the one box and then a SKS mag that had the same ammo in it.

    I got all this stuff from my mother-in-law when my wife's dad left.

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  17. zaphar

    Factory 10 in Bulgaria, year of production 1984. Most military ammo I've seen is like this. Commercial production ammo puts the caliber on it, probably for liability reasons.
  18. esminbritt

    esminbritt Elias

    Don't forget about the formidable 7.62 X 51. The .308 is a great mid-weight cartridge. I love it in both of my rifles.
  19. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member


    ....one wonders why the OP did not read the box

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