US Buying Ammunition for Russian Allies?

Since the US Military does not use 7.62×39 ammunition, why are they buying it? The question then becomes who uses AK-47s in New Jersey?

David DeGerolamo

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13–7.62×39 BALL, 7.62×39 BLANK and 9x18mm BALL Non-Standard Ammunition.

Solicitation Number: W15QKN13T8515
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC – New Jersey
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jul 18, 2013 8:16 am

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The U. S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, in support of PD Non-Standard Ammunition (PD-NSA), intends to issue a solicitation to all existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders for Acquisition of Non Standard Ammuntion, Ammunition Related Items & Mortar Weapon Systems to procure the following:

1. 2,000,000 each 7.62x39mm Ball, delivered to Camp Stanley in Boerne, TX
2. 550,000 each 7.62x39mm Ball, delivered to Blue Grass Army Depot
3. 575,000 each 7.62x39mm Blank, delivered to Blue Grass Army Depot
4. 425,000 each 9x18mm Ball, delivered to Blue Grass Army Depot

h/t Jason G
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Jeff Marshalek
Jeff Marshalek
8 years ago

I buy from that is located in New Jersey. The price of 7.62 has been coming down. Let’s see if the price continues to drop or if it disappears from the shelves.

8 years ago

The request may be coming from NJ but it’s for locations in TX and KY…