AK-47 7.62 x 39 ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by TxEMTP69, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    Suggestions for AK47 home defense ammo

    anyone have a suggestion as a good home defense round for my AK?

    I have wolf 122gr HP and another round that came in some paper with twine around it that I got years ago.

  2. Man With A Gun...

    Man With A Gun... Member

    May 22, 2009
    Lakeway, Tx
    I would say anything that's not steel core or FMJ should be fine. Don't want to piss of the neighbors.
  3. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    I know the 7.62x39 ammo is pretty much limited. Not sure if you'll be able to find defense ammo like TAP. You would figure that this bullet is not geared for long range, that there would be more defense ammo for it. There's only "A K-gillion" of these rifles in the world...
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    There are commercially available soft points, those would be better suited for defense, but honestly, you are going to punch a hole in someone and whatever is behind them pretty easy with any rifle round, especially one with inertia like a .30-caliber bullet. Make sure the hollow point is cut into the core, if it's just the jacket continued then it's not really going to act the same, it'll be like a wadcutter with a nose cone.
  5. Libertarian_Longhorn

    Libertarian_Longhorn Active Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    +1. Wolf HP's rarely ever "mushroom" after hitting a soft target. Shoot some cinder blocks and then you'll get expansion, otherwise it's just a bullet with a hole in the top. In all honesty, at home defense ranges, it really doesn't matter if you've got FMJ's or HP's (for Wolf at least). That bullet is going to have alot of kinetic energy and will slice through numerous layers of drywall like a hot knife in butter.

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