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Old 02-08-2011, 12:49 AM   #11
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i have also heard that weapons made for .308win have problems shooting 7.62nato were as weapons made for 7.62nato can shoot either round with no problems.

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i have also heard that weapons made for .308win have problems shooting 7.62nato were as weapons made for 7.62nato can shoot either round with no problems.
The two caliber designations can be confusing to the common shooter who does not have the right info about the two types of calibers. They look the same to the naked eye but what sets them apart is the thickness of the brass and the pressure each is loaded to. The 308 Win's brass walls are a bit thinner than the 7.62 NATO because it has a lower pressure than the 7.62 NATO. If the gun doesnt specifically say 7.62x51 NATO on the gun then it wont cycle it as easily and isnt safe to use with the higher pressure. The firearm may survive the higher pressure but only for a short time because technically you'd be shooting a higher pressure than its designed for.

Surplus ammo for my FAL is something I havent looked into yet, I'm working on getting a new receiver before I do. I wont shoot anything but 308 Win in it because if I were to use the higher pressure it would start to develop hair-line fractures in the receiver.
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makes lots of sense.. i hardly see anything with a 7.62nato for a new weapon. always old military. good to know though

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Let me retract my statement about the 7.62 NATO and the 308 Winchester pressures. Since I brought this up in the FAL Files forum, I've been supposedly corrected, but I cant really make hardly heads or tails of it. We do know one or the other has a higher pressure but it seems to me people cant agree on which has the higher pressure.

Personally the logic I was going off of was
A) I figured the thicker case walls of the 7.62 NATO compared to the commercial 308 Win case walls would create more pressure if you merely used the same grain weight from a 308 Win load in a 7.62 NATO case.
B) I have always been told the military has had to have hotter loaded rounds because of the jobs and targets they may face, so I figured the 7.62 NATO would be the hotter of the two.
Sound logic right? Apparently....not so much...

Here's the link to the FAL Files Forum threat about "7.62x51 NATO vs 308 Winchester" http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22889

Its a good argument...if you can keep up with it, but I'm not going to discuss it here, someone else can post a thread in the Ammunition section if they wanna talk about it.

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no it does.. what i saw did not give a real answer either. also seems to be one of Americas oldest arguments...lol

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I like the Yugo stuff.Yea,its a little dirty,but its cheap and always goes BANG for me.

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I have only shot Wolf and have not had any feed problems plus it's accurate enough for me.

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I just got a free box of 123 Grain SST 7.62x39 from Hornady when I ordered from Midway USA. I've heard it's absolute hell on pigs and I now have 100 rounds of the stuff so if I can ever get a scope mount for my AK I'll let you guys know how accurate it is. I'm waiting on the Krebs Custom rail to come back in stock somewhere before I test accuracy of the 4 different brands of AK-47 ammo I have.

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