View Full Version : 7.62 x 39 German plastic core ammo

08-26-2009, 5:03 PM
I just got my hands on some. I'm not too familiar with it. I found some info on the net, but not much. Does anyone have any actual experience with it?

08-26-2009, 5:06 PM
I've got some of the German all-plastic 7.62x51. It's fun to shoot through my Rem 700, but wont cycle a semi. I've never seen German plastic 7.62x39? Where did you find it?

08-26-2009, 5:07 PM
My neighbor is moving out of state and sold me a case that he had in his garage.

08-26-2009, 5:09 PM
Could you post pics up? I'm curious to see it.

08-26-2009, 5:10 PM
I have some in a few different calibers and it works fine in some guns. Most of it is not intended to be shot from a SA but, I have some Hertinberger .223 which is brass cased and has a 17g half jacketed plastic bullet which cycles an AR15 just fine. I've had trouble ejecting the all blue plastic .308 casings from my Savage 99 but, it works fine in a few other guns. I have yet to test my, I believe German made, white plastic bullet .308 though. I'd be interested in a few rounds or the case that you can get. I've only got a single round of it right now. PM me if you want to sell/trade some of it.

08-26-2009, 5:15 PM
It's 7.62x39. I'm waiting for pics from my brother. It comes in a pack of 10 and the projectile is copper plated. Pics should be up shortly.

08-26-2009, 5:53 PM

08-26-2009, 6:08 PM
I don't think that it will cycle a semi auto but, I'm still interested in some if you're willing to part with some and we can figure out a fair price or trade.

08-26-2009, 6:13 PM
I did find some more info. Its has a 63 gr. projectile and I did read that it should cycle in an AK, but not the SKS. I think we can work something out with the ammo, hit me up.

08-27-2009, 8:25 AM
I've got a case of plastic 9mm with steel core, and it's too weak to cycle anything I've tried it in. At 10 yards, it leaves a pattern, rather than a single hole, as the projectile comes apart in mid-flight.

It's a curiosity - not really good for much, though it'd be good for teaching people tap-rack-bang when mixed in mag of regular ammo.

08-27-2009, 9:48 AM
Yup, I've shot thousand of rounds of that through my AKs; cycles just fine with a very light recoil. I've heard a couple of stories regarding what the heck it was made fore: training round and non-penetrating 'anti-terrorist' round, being the most common. Copper jacket over a solid plastic core. We used to allow it at our indoor range. I still have a couple of the 10 round packs floating around.