Monarch 7.62x39 123 gr. STEEL FMJ -- any good?
I bought some of this at Academy for relatively cheap ($3.99 for box of 20). Looks like the primer and case neck are lacquered, which is good.
Says it's mfg. in Russia for Academy –– anyone know what company produces this?
Is this lead or steel core?
Made by Barnaul and is pretty decent stuff.
Loaded hotter than Wolf / WPA, for sure.
Also seems to be noticeably more accurate than all of the other Russian-made stuff...at least through my rifles, anyways.
All currently imported 7.62 ammunition uses lead core bullets. Steel core 7.62 bullets are banned from importation since they fit the .gov's definition of "armor piercing".
Thanks for the info!
Will try it out for function and accuracy –– can't beat the price for local availability.
I wonder how this bullet has a hollow beneath the jacket tip like the Golden Tiger and Czech M67 rounds?
Anyone have any corrosion issues with Monarch?
No corrosion issues. It uses non-corrosive primers.
I notice during night fire that this Monarch ammo makes a lot of bright sparks out the muzzle when fired.
Although it looks spectacular from a fireworks standpoint, not so good if you're trying to conceal your location.
If you want a cartridge with flash suppressant in the powder, you have to shoot mil-surp.
Yugoslavian is the only mil-surp 7.62 ammunition that is curently available.