There are many factors to consider when choosing the right cartridge for your needs. For this reason, we have highlighted the 5.56 cartridge and 7.62×39 cartridge. You can find both 7.62×39 and 5.56 ammo in Sacramento at our Redline Ballistics store. Here we go over what we felt were the most significant factors to draw a fair comparison.


An important factor when comparing these two cartridges is velocity. Velocity is important because it correlates with many other important factors. With a faster velocity, you are able to hit the target quicker. Faster bullets won’t be as impacted by the environment which leads to a more accurate shot as well. When we compare the 5.56 and 7.62×39 with a shot to a target 500 yards away, the 5.56 ammo Sacramento cartridge proved to be faster. Nevertheless, the 7.62×39 was able to hold its speed for a longer duration, opposed to the 5.56, whose speed decreased at a much faster rate.


A factor people tend to overlook is trajectory. Despite this, it should be one of the first things examined when choosing cartridges. Trajectory plays a significant factor when choosing the ideal cartridge. When shot at 180 yards, both the 5.56 and 7.62 maintained the same elevation. After the 180 yards, the 5.56 was able to sustain the same level of elevation for a longer period of time. The key trait that played a role was weight. Having a lighter round will allow your bullet to travel at the same level of elevation for a longer period of time.

Accuracy5.56 ammo Sacramento

Accuracy is tough to determine because it relies primarily on the shooter. As mentioned earlier, lighter rounds are able to sustain the same path for a longer period. Furthermore, the 5.56 round is able to reach higher speeds for its lighter weight. For this reason, we give the edge to the lighter 5.56 round. At long distances, the 5.56 can be a more accurate shot, but either round can be just as accurate when shooting within 100 yards.


Both the 5.56 and 7.62 round fall within a similar price range. The 7.62 may be found to be a bit more pricey at times but not by a whole lot. Both these cartridges are not hard to find and may be purchased for cheaper if bought in bulk. There is a huge selection of rounds for each one of these cartridges as well.

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