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#5975203 - 10/13/15 11:02 AM 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo
Tff caribou Offline
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I know the limitations of the 7.62. I know its very similar ballistically to the 30/30. I don't plan on taking shots over 150 yards. I know the mini30 I'm going to be shooting isn't sub moa.

Now that all of the obvious questions/comments are out of the way. Which factory ammo do y'all like for whitetail in 7.62x39? Figuring standard soft points will do just fine. I think hornady makes a round with an SST. What do y'all think?
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#5975361 - 10/13/15 12:44 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: Tff caribou]
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Hornady SST or Federal Fusion would be my first choice but any soft point ammo would probably be fine.
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#5975407 - 10/13/15 01:03 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: Tff caribou]
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I reload Hornady SST's and they are deadly on deer and hogs. I definitely recommend the Hornady factory rounds in SST.

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#5975440 - 10/13/15 01:17 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: Tff caribou]
Vern1 Offline
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I've shot quite a few of the 123gr SSTs in my SKS and 7.62x39 AR.
They shot 1.1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards in the AR.
They worked great on pigs and pretty good on deer.
They are a slightly tougher bullet and hold together well.
They make nice holes without exploding and destroying too much.
I have not tried the Fusions so I can't give a comparison.
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#5975443 - 10/13/15 01:20 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: Tff caribou]
Tff caribou Offline
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Sounds like I'll hunt down some of the SST rounds. Thanks guys.
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#5975505 - 10/13/15 02:06 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: Tff caribou]
kjustice Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
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Loc: Van, TX
I ordered some from academy online today. Free shipping.
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#5975800 - 10/13/15 04:24 PM Re: 7.62x39 factory whitetail ammo [Re: scottfromdallas]
rickym Offline
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Hornady SST or Federal Fusion would be my first choice but any soft point ammo would probably be fine.


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