The terms 7.62×51 ammo and 308 ammo are frequently interchanged, and there’s nothing inherently improper with doing so. Both the 308 ammo and the 7.62 are considered standard cartridges, however the 7.62×51 NATO is a round created for the military and is therefore slightly larger than the equivalent civilian round. Both the 308 amo Winchester and the 7.62 NATO utilize bullets of the same diameter, but their cases have differing wall thicknesses and their maximum pressure ratings are not the same.
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Because the 308 Winchester has a slightly higher maximum pressure rating, it is not always necessary to use the same type of ammunition that the gun barrel is registered for. In most cases, you can use either type of ammunition. 308 Winchester or 7.62 NATO cartridges can be fired from barrels marked for the 308 Winchester caliber. Only 7.62 NATO ammunition should be loaded into barrels that are stamped for that caliber. In order to answer the question of whether caliber is superior, the 308 or the 7.62, all one can do is look at the numbers. image
Since 1954, 7.62 NATO ammunition has been utilized by the armed forces. It has been utilized to load a wide variety of firearms, one of which is the basic service rifle. That is, until the M14 was succeeded by the M16, which was chambered for the more compact 5.56mm cartridge. The 7.62mm bullet with a complete metal jacket that weighs 147 grams and has a muzzle velocity of 2,750 feet per second and 2,468 foot-pounds of energy is the primary application for this round in modern warfare.
Since its introduction in 1952, 308 ammunition has had a great deal of success among long-range shooters and hunters alike. Even though it was developed before the 7.62 NATO cartridge, the military had been using.30-caliber rifle ammo for decades. This is significant because whatever is utilized by the military is typically popular among civilian shooters. A Winchester.308 FMJ bullet that weighs 147 grams and has a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second has an energy output of 2,559 foot-pounds when measured on paper.
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Winchester Super-X ammunition has developed a reputation as being hard hitting and reliable. This ammunition is loaded with Super-X Power-Points which feature a unique, exposed soft nose jacketed bullet design that delivers maximum energy on target. Strategically-placed notches around the jacket mouth improve upset and ensure uniform expansion for massive energy release. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.
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