Are there any wildcats based on 7.62x39?
k*mbi1976 said: This is fast becoming a popular cartridge, even in bolt guns. I know there is a 5.56x39 that was invented by the Russians for the AK74 rifle and used in Afghanistan. It has a long tapered FMJ spitzer with a cavity in the tip, much like the 303 MkVII 174gn bullet, which induced tumbling upon impact and increased lethality. But has anyone played with this cartridge necking it 6.5 or 7mm, etc. and altering the case taper and shoulder angle. I could see it being an effective cartridge as a 7x39 Improved with a 35 degree shoulder mustering more power than a 7-30. You could also wind up the boost a little as it's a rimless round.
G*bbs505 said: Never heard of any and the steel cases are not reloadable!!
rgv said: aren't the PPC's based on the x39 case ?
brn*lvr said: PPC's are based on the .220 Russian 7.62X39 necked down to 6mm or .22 would be a nice little wildcat.......
L*bertas aut Mortis said: The Soviet Spetsnaz developed a cartridge for use in suppressed rifles which was the 7.62x39 necked up the 9mm. Called uniquely, 9x39
Why n*t? said: PPC's are based on the .220 Russian....... Isn't the 220 Russian the 7.62X39 necked down? Ted
t*otall said: This is fast becoming a popular cartridge, even in bolt guns. I know there is a 5.56x39 that was invented by the Russians for the AK74 rifle and used in Afghanistan. The 5.45x39 uses a smaller size head diameter, so its not really the 7.62x39 necked down.
C*cked&Locked said: Wern't one of the whisper cartridges based on the 7.62X39 case? Dang, where's my cartridges of the world....... I had a friend give me a 100 pcs of 7.62X39 brass from when he used to shoot bench rest, I'm pretty sure he said he formed 6 mm PPC from it, I'll check with him tomorrow.
brn*lvr said: Isn't the 220 Russian the 7.62X39 necked down? Ted Can't fool you Ted, I just researched it further.....The 7.62X39 is the parent catridge of .220 russian, 22 PPC and 6 PPC.
d*c25 said: Yep the ppc's are modified 7.62x39.
d*n belisle said: Whispers are based on 223 brass, I believe. - dan
C*cked&Locked said: Whispers are based on 223 brass, I believe. - dan Some are but there are about a half a dozen or better of them, One even one the 7.63X25..I think the biggest was 50 cal. (not on a 30 cal case of course)
pr*sper said: Yeah, I think the 6mmPPC is about the ultimate 7.62x39 derivative - necked down & improved basically