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lapua 762x39 any one know where to find some
11-08-2003, 02:57 AM
for what you would pay for just a small amount of rounds, you can buy a 1,000 rounds of WOLF for around 80 dollars.......after all it's a AK not some kind of precison long range rifle. I just don't see the point of buying something that expensive to shoot out what is basically a "spray and pray" rifle.
11-08-2003, 08:12 AM
Lapua is hard to come by, maybe at gunshows?
The x39 is easy, cheap and fun to reload for, a
whole lee turret setup for x39 can be had for under 200$.
Midway sells Lapua Brass in x39 and bullets are plentiful.
If you ever shot a quality AK like a valmet or vepr you realize
that "spray and pray" is not exactly correct........and quite
a few SAR's have shown remarkable accuracy as well.
The point is, being able to hit a 4" target offhand @100yds is fun.
11-08-2003, 08:58 AM
Lapua ammo, brass and bullets.
ANd yes, Lapua is great stuff. Love it in x54R
11-08-2003, 07:03 PM
It seems to have disappeared now, but the Yugo (Bosnian) brass-cased ammo is pretty good
I tried loading some Rem 150 gr SP in .308 dia that seemed to do pretty well, for my shooting at least. My barrel slugs out .312, but the extra .004 didn't seem to hurt anything.
11-08-2003, 08:38 PM
My understanding the Laupa was nice to have not just because of the accuracy, but because of the terminal performance of the bullets themselves. I'll be paying the extra sometime for that just so I can have a load that works very well for hunting or defence.
11-09-2003, 12:31 PM
11-09-2003, 02:54 PM
I've never used Lapua x39, but I love their x53R. Haven't tired it in Russian gun thugh, if memory serves, they use the correct .308 bullets for x53R, so not sure how well it would work in a .310-312" gun. not as well as in my M39, I'd guess.
Best is probably going to be what ammunition your weapon prefers....
Normally you will not go wrong starting your testing with good U.S. made ammunition. Your gun may prefer plain old PMC or it may like Black Hills or Remington best but most guns normally have distinct preferences.
There are a number of smaller ammunition manufacturers in the US (and I am sure likewise around the world) who produce good ammunition which you may want to test some of (search the web and you will find them). The cartridge is a good design and has the potential for very good accuracy so it is a matter of finding what YOUR gun prefers......
I wouldn't exclude the European bloc countries ammunition and from what I have noticed, Barnaul might a good one to test at the very least.
11-10-2003, 12:47 PM
Lapua 7.62x39 ammo is available at
Do a catalog number lookup in adanced search menu there.
You're looking at catalog number 109-4317237
Comes in boxes of 30
11-17-2003, 06:54 PM
halo,sent you a e-mail on 11/14 i have 420 rds of lapua that im willing to part with let me know if you want it.
11-19-2003, 08:29 PM
I have heard that the brass cased Cheetah from Zimbabwe is good stuff. It's imported by Vector Arms and is only sold in a 1400 round case. I just don't need another 1400 rounds in my garage right now.
11-19-2003, 08:54 PM
I've shot some of the Cheetah stuff, and it's nothing special, just Norinco with brass cases.
I'm also not giving Robert Mugabe a fuckin' dime.....and yeah, I know he already got his money from Vector, but I still can't support that country.
I am a big proponent of the Yugo/Bosnian ammo.
Fackler found it to be the most "devastating" round in this caliber, with a flat based copper jacketed lead core, and I've found it to be among the most accurate of the military loadings.
SAMCO Global has some corrosive Yugo in stock, and I might pick some up just 'cause. I've got a decent stash of mid-80's Prvi Partizan and 90's Bosnian stuff though.
12-19-2003, 03:07 AM
If you can get your hands on Norinco silver box, that is the best for war or self defense. That brand uses a flat base bullet and the tumbling effect in soft tissue is very good. All of the Russian stuff is boat tail. Good for accuracy but at 100 yards is no better than gettng shot by a .38 special.
01-07-2004, 08:39 AM
All rifle bullets "tumble," or yaw when they enter soft tissue and usually end up base-first. The flat-based bullets tend to create a bigger wound channel than the boat-tail bullets, according to Fackler/Kokalis info. I prefer bullets with a cannelure and brittle, hard steel jackets, as those tend to break apart when yawing. That is one advantage of the German DAG 7.62N bullets. If you want tissue disruption, I would get the Bernaul soft-point or HP rounds (for people). I don't know how they are for hunting, but I hear that about all 7.62x39 HP rounds break up too quickly for that purpose. Regardless, keep in mind that you are shooting a round with the terminal ballistics of a Winchester .30-30. That isn't to be sneezed at, however.
For those wanting Lapua 7.62x39, there is a guy on Gunbroker or Auctionarms.com (can't remember which) who sells it at $89 per 300. I have bought about 1200 rounds from the guy and he is good to deal with. The ammo is all clean and comes in 30rd white Lapua boxes. Lapua is probably the best AK ammo out there quality-wise.
01-09-2004, 05:20 PM
yes, on tests i have done , the Barnaul Soft poin t is devestating on soft targets and quiet accurate I may add. I have a good supply of Yugo 762 and the 1986 Hansen Yugo Non corrosive is very accurate. But Youd wont find it anymore. Grab some of that corrosive Yugo Samson is still selling . DItto on Norinco silvr boxed ammo adn that goes for most any Norinco 762 ammo.
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