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.