I tested this 8M3 hollow point round against clear ballistics gel. It proved highly effective, releasing its energy behind the 12″ mark. Good expansion and fragmentation.
The 118.5 grain bullet is a lead core hollow point with a magnetic bi-metal jacket. The 8M3 jacket has scores on the inside to help facilitate expansion.
The case is a laquered steel, berdan primed case charged with 24.0 grains of an extruded stick type powder and a berdan primer.
|Origin||Russia, 1998||Propellant||Unknown Extruded Stick Type|
|Length (OAL)||Velocity||2,385 fps (WASR-10 AK)|
|Case Material||Laquered Steel (magnetic)||Primer||Berdan, Non-Corrosive|
|Projectile||Weight 118.5 gr., Length 0.887 in.||Jacket||Magnetic bi-metal hollow point|
|Core Material||Lead||Core Size||N/A|
|Firearm||WASR-10 AK (Semi Auto)|
The bullet fragments did not exceed 12″ in calibrated ballistic gel.
Photos and Packaging:
These came in a cardboard carton containing smaller 20 round boxes. Labeled “Made to Hunting Specification.”