Buy 308 Winchester Ammo Online, 308 Winchester Ammo for sale, 308 Winchester Ammo In Stock, 7.62×51 ammo and 308 Win ammo are often used reflexively and it isn’t necessarily wrong. 308 / 7.62 are both standard cartridges and equal in size, but 7.62×51 NATO is a military-designed round, so it’s slightly bigger than the civilian equivalent.
That means you can shoot .308 ammo out of a 7.62 rifle, but not the other way around. If you ask which one is better, 308 v 7.62, all you can do is look at the numbers.
The military has used 7.62 NATO ammo since 1954. It’s been used to feed a variety of weapons including the standard service rifle. That is until the M14 was replaced with the M16, which is chambered for the smaller 5.56mm. Today, they primarily use it for sniper rifles and squad machine guns like the M240. On paper, a Winchester 7.62 bullet with a full metal jacket weighing 147 grains has a muzzle velocity of 2,750 feet-per-second with 2,468 foot-pounds of energy.
And then, .308 ammo has been popular with hunters and long-range shooters since it was introduced in 1952. Although it predates the 7.62 NATO cartridge, the military had been using .30-caliber rifle ammo for decades and whatever is used by the military tends to be popular among civilian shooters. On paper, a Winchester .308 FMJ bullet weighing 147 grains has a muzzle velocity of 2,800 fps with 2,559 ft-lbs of energy.
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