7,62x39 finds at SLICS 2010


#1

Those of us remaining abroad (MYSELF) are wondering if any new 7,62x39 were found.

Anything interesting to share???

Hans


#2

Hans–I found very little in the way of 7.62x39. Nothing exciting. Got a few dates on common headstamps, but that was all. I did get a nice bunch of South African loads, but they were by separate arraignment with Will Reuter who brought them over specifically for me. Best of that bunch was a yellow tip “11 87”. If I remember correctly he said it was APIT, but I will have to email him to confirm it. Alos, both the long neck and short neck “Monard” loads.


#3

Good evening Ron,

so you did not go there completely in vain. The yellow tipped RSA sound good, is it not a proof round???

Hans


#4

Hans–The yellow tipped load MAY be a Proof, but I do not recall Will saying that is what it is. As usual at these types of show, your brain in in over-load and I can’t remember exactly what Will said. I will email him to get the correct information.


#5

For a long time it was thought that it was either API or APIHC but I sectioned one to remove all doubt - it is APHC, with TC penetrator but no incendiary composition. Not proof either.


#6

Will

You are my kind of guy! When in doubt, cut one open and find out. We would have made great surgeons. ;) ;)

OK, what is APIHC and APHC ???

Ray


#7

Ray,

APIHC = Armor Piercing Incendiary Hard Core

APHC = Armor Piercing Hard Core

“Hard Core” referrs to a Tungsten carbide core.


#8

EOD

Thanks. That’s kind of what I thought it might be but I wasn’t sure.

Are the cores actually tungsten carbide? As you know, the US AP is simply hardened steel.

I am getting worried. I am asking questions about 7.62x39! ;>) ;>) ;>)

Ray


#9

Ray to my knowledge the “HC” always referred to Tungsten Carbide since alloyed steel cores usually are designated as “AP” only.

Maybe someone else has an official document or so.


#10

Ray–It is only fair that you get interested in 7.62x39’s, since you have convinced me to add a number of Wildcats to my collection.


#11

Ron

Were you looking for wildcats!!!


#12

gyrojet–No, I was most likely just looking for an empty chair to set down in to rest.


#13

I loved those bins that Jim Hamby had. Not only were they near to my table that I could keep an eye on my stuff, I also found: 2 KTW’s, several tracers, some exploder oddballs in 9mm, an American Ballistics .223, and a Mesko “Hornet” less-lethal .38spl - all for $1.00 each!


#14

$1,00 each!!! you looked in the wrong box :)


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#16

I liked the $1.00 each price since those cartridges are found elsewhere in the show for $5.00 to $10.00 usually. I did not find any interesting 7.62x39 for myself either. I saw that Pepper had some API loads that did not last very long.