The absolute best way to lay back some of this ammunition is in the spam cans, still in the wooden crate. AIM has always done me right, the crates are well packed in cardboard so they don't arrive all splintered and busted up.
You need a purpose built can opener to get these tins open unless you want a bunch of skinned knuckles. Speaking from experience, if you open them with a big knife you are going to cut into the packages of ammo inside and the edges of the can lid are really sharp if you open them that way.
However, if you buy a full case you get a free can opener with it, and you can keep it and use it to open other ammo you might buy by the tin.
This is the good stuff, as the drug dealers on TV say. It's corrosive of course, and you can't reload it unless you want to invest in a lot of time , trouble and expense because it's berdan primed and soft steel cased. But it's copper washed and won't stick in your rifle chamber if it gets hot.
Yes, indeed. If you have to shoot something besides a target with this ammunition it will do the trick.
Guaranteed to provide a well deserved attitude adjustment to zombies, cannibals, home invaders, offensive pumpkins and watermelons, and anything else you decide deserves special attention.
Here's AIM's write up on it.
Russian 7.62x54R 147grn FMJ 440rd Can
Super Clean Surplus Russian 7.62x54R ammunition. Manufactured in the 1970's. Features a copper washed steel case and full metal jacketed 147grn light ball steel-core bullet. During the 1970's this ammunition featured a painted silver tip which was transitioned out during the Late 1970's & early 1980's. Packaged 440rds to a sealed "spam" can, and 2 cans (880rds) in a wooden crate. Can opener included on orders of 2-cans or greater only.