A545x39 Bulgarian "WASP" 5.45x39 FMJ


October 15, 2006, 11:48 AM
A545x39 Bulgarian "WASP" 5.45x39 FMJ

Just Arrived... The infamous "WASP" 5.45x39 Military Surplus Ammunition with Steel core Projectile. 1991 Production; Made in Bulgaria. Packaged in 30rd boxes, 1,080rds sealed in a spam can as pictured. Steel case; The Finest 5.45 surplus seen in a long time!

1,080rd can: $169.95
1,080rd can: (2 or more) $159.9
Just curious if anyone knows anything about this ammo that www.AIMsurplus.com is selling. Mainly I was curious if it was corrosive or not. It is fairly new so I suspect it is not. If so, I might go ahead and get some.

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Gun Wielding Maniac
May 31, 2007, 05:23 PM
You know, you're responding to a 7 month old post?

Also, R guns has an arguably better deal... Russian 5.45x39mm 7n6 steel core ammo for $210 per crate, 2 tins for 2160 rounds. This doesnt include shipping though. If you are close to Rguns, definetly a good buy.

May 31, 2007, 05:37 PM
Furious- you are the man!

I was about to buy some 5.45 x 39 from Sportsmansguide which was surplus from the 70's, for around the same price.

Snatched some up before the sale ended. Thank you. :D

May 31, 2007, 07:41 PM
I just bought some of this ammo from Aim Surplus for $125 per 1080 rounds plus shipping. I wish I hadn't. I hate corrosive ammo and there is non-corrosive 5.45 available at comparable prices. Also, the ammo comes in tins that are a bitch to break into. I am too lazy to enjoy corrosive ammo. I did my first shooting and cleaning today. I mainly used Windex. I am not really worried about the bore because of the chrome finish but I cleaned everything well. I was on the phone ordering the ammo along with the rifle and mags before I found out that the 5.45 was corrosive. Aim omits this fact from its website. (By the way, I love the WASR-2 and the 5.45 calibre, but I should have shopped around before buying this 1988 Bulgarian fodder. It does work well enough, however.)


May 31, 2007, 07:47 PM
Drake, if you're interested in getting rid of that nasty corrosive ammo (whatever you have left), send me a PM. :)

I live in Clarksville.

Gun Wielding Maniac
May 31, 2007, 09:10 PM
I live even closer, in Louisville :) Send it to me! Cheaper shipping ;)

May 31, 2007, 09:28 PM
LOL! I saw him first! :neener:

May 31, 2007, 10:47 PM
How do we know it's corrosive? I find it hard to believe that ANYBODY was using corrosive primers almost half a century after non-corrosive primers became reasonably available.....

Nomad, 2nd
May 31, 2007, 10:53 PM
It's corrosive.

May 31, 2007, 11:45 PM

Yes, it's corrosive - clean the hell out of your gun. I've fired maybe 800 rounds through my ak with less bad loads than my newer wolf stuff. Be prepared to smell like a sulfur pit afterwards.

at $125/can, I was pretty pleased.

June 1, 2007, 12:38 AM
If anyone can find non-corrosive 5.45x39mm ammo for $125/1080, buy a lot of it...

What I'm really saying is that I find it hard to believe that you'll find any non-corrosive 5.45x39mm ammo for less than nearly $180/200 per 1000...

The 5.45x39mm Russian 7N6 that rguns has on sale is 1976 dated ammo...

The Bulgarian 7N6 that Century Arms and AIM are selling is the 1991 dated ammo...

Personally, I'll take the 1991 dated stuff, thank you...

And all of the military production 7N6 is corrosive...

And it's all good...


June 1, 2007, 11:25 AM
Yes, it's all gonna be corrosive. It's worth it to me tho because I clean my rifles anyway after shooting and this ammo is what was intended to be fired from these guns.

I have a Bulgarian 74 and a Bulgarian AKS-74U that gobble the stuff up.

For those that worry about firing corrosive ammo and don't always find the time to clean the same day, here's a little trick for you: Fire 10 or 20 rounds of wolf non corrosive after firing the surplus stuff and it will burn out the majority of the corrosive salts. Then you can be lazy about cleaning up and not worry so much about your rifle rusting shut on you.

June 1, 2007, 11:40 AM
I am too lazy to enjoy corrosive ammo.

God bless you guys, but some of you are using the term "corrosive" as if it's a dirty word.

Nothing wrong with using corrosive ammo in an AK- the Russians have been using the stuff for decades with no problems, in fact they killed a whole hell of a lot of people with corrosive ammo. :evil:

You just need to clean your rifle after shooting- which for me is as natural as taking a shower after going for a 3 mile run.

Prince Yamato
June 1, 2007, 03:38 PM
I'll admit it too... I'm too damn lazy to clean my AK. I bought wolf at $150/1000 at cheaperthandirt a couple months ago. I'll pay $30 more for non corrosive if I don't have to clean the gun.

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