East German 7.62x39


#1

East German 7.62x39; headstamp: 04 88. I shoot a lot of AK and SKS and have not seen a bullet like this. Why did East Germans move away from pointed projectile and did anyone else (Poles, Bulgarians etc) use this bullet shape?


#2

It’s plastic core short range ammo.


#3

Ditto; steel-jacketed, but with a very lightweight plastic core, to reduce the danger area and backstop material needed.


#4

and the tracer version is laquered all translucent green.