Quick Answer: Can You Use 7.62 In A 308 Rifle?

Can you shoot 7.62 x51in a 308 rifle?

Short answer: Yes, you can fire common 7.62X51 military ammo in any currently produced rifle chambered for .

308 Winchester.

The 7.62×51 NATO cartridge is built to certain military specifications.

The round must be able to operate semi-automatic rifles and belt-fed machine guns..

Can you shoot 7.62 x51 out of a 308 rifle?

Yes. . 308 is actually a bit higher chamber pressure than 7.62×51, so the 7.62 is safe from a . 308 but not necessarily the other way around.

Is a 308 the same as a 7.62 x54?

No, the 7.62×54 is a rimmed cartridge firing a bullet of about . 311″ diameter. The 308 Winchester is a rimless cartridge firing a bullet of about .

Why does the military use .308 instead of 3006?

308 is commonly used by military snipers because, as a NATO round, ammunition is/would be readily available when on a battlefield. It is the same round that is used in the M60 machine gun.

Will a 308 kill a grizzly bear?

If your plan is to shoot a charging grizzly at 20 paces you do not merely need the perfect North American big game cartridge, you need a specialized, dangerous game cartridge and rifle setup. If you hope to hunt and then shoot a big bear at a reasonable distance, the . 308 will kill him just like it will kill an elk.

Are .308 and 7.62 x39 interchangeable?

308 Winchester, then no, they’re not the same at all. . 308 Winchester is very similar to the 7.62×51 NATO cartridge, but is loaded to higher pressures. If you are asking about the bullet in a 7.62×39, then yes, it’s actually . 312 in diameter.

Whats better 308 or 30 06?

Both cartridges use the same . 308″ diameter bullets, and both have a case capacity large enough to push those bullets to sensible, useable velocities. Those who swore allegiance to the . 30-06 pointed out the slight velocity advantage that the larger case offers, and how it handles the heavier bullets so much better.

Why is 7.62 x39 so cheap?

7.62×39 ammo is generally produced somewhere overseas using lower quality and cheaper components such as steel over brass and copper. This means that 7.62×39 ammo is “effectively” cheaper than .

How far can a 308 shoot accurately?

Approximately 600-800 yards308 military rifles are often said to have an effective range of 600 yards, but that counts any hit on a man-sized standing target as effective. Approximately 600-800 yards.