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This round is not good for hunting

August 22, 2009
By Kenneth Cobb

The 7.62x39mm rifle cartridge, designed during World War II by the Soviet Union, remained the Soviet Military standard until the late 1970s when the 5.45x39mm cartridge that has less stopping power replaced it, and penetration is more lethal because of its flatter trajectory. The newer cartridge is also easier to control when fired in a fully automatic rifle due to lower recoil.



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