G2 Research’s New Expanding 7.62x39mm Round

G2 Research's new 7.62x39mm Ripout Round. Photo: G2 Research.G2 Research's new 7.62x39mm Ripout Round. Photo: G2 Research.

G2 Research just unveiled an expanding 7.62x39mm round for hunting and self-defense use.

“The G2 Research 7.62×39 Ripout Round is engineered to deliver serious penetration and produce a huge temporary and permanent wound even at the lower velocities inherent of this round (about 2,270 fps),” according to a recent press release.

The 124-grain copper bullet opens up into three large petals – or tridents – of razor-edged copper making a corkscrew-cutting chunk of hot, sharp metal about the diameter of a quarter, G2 officials maintain.

“The design construction keeps the bullet intact, creating excellent penetration and a massive wound channel, resulting in quick and humane big-game kills,” according to company spokesman Chris Nix. “It’s very efficient as a bush country hunting round and it is also suppressor-friendly.”

G2’s new Ripout Round retails for $56.99 per box of 20.

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