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According to the press release, this ammunition—part of the Century Arms’ efforts to boost the “performance potential” of the AK-47 platform—features a boat tail bullet, as well as a sealed neck and primer for “resistance to adverse elements.”
The new 7.62x39mm ammunition is made in Russia in a facility that specializes in cartridges for military and sporting/hunting small arms. It boasts a 124 grain FMJBT (Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail) bullet with a bimetal jacket and lead core, non-corrosive primers, and a lacquered steel case for smooth feeding and extraction. Meanwhile, the sealant around the bullet and primer keeps out moisture, which means the ammo can be stored for long periods of time and used in harsh environments.
“We are very excited to be able to offer some of the finest 7.62x39mm ammunition we have seen,” Jason Karvois, Century Arms’ Director of Sales, said in a statement. “We have worked very hard to bring this new product to the U.S. Market to provide a higher quality option for 7.62x39mm enthusiasts while still maintaining a reasonable price point.”
Century Arms’ new Red Army Standard 7.62x39mm FMJBT ammo is shipping to dealers and distributors in 20-round boxes at a MSRP of $5 per box, and in 1,000-round cases at a suggested retail price of $250 per case.
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