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308 Ammo / 7.62x51 Ammo

About 308 Ammo / 7.62x51 AMMO

First introduced in 1952, 308 ammo is a rimless, bottle-necked rifle cartridge, similar but not identical to the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.

Both the 308 and 7.62x51 are considered the standard hunting caliber throughout the United States and are widely used for target shooting, police, military, and personal protection applications globally.

Although very similar to the military 7.62×51 NATO specifications, the 308 cartridge is not identical and special considerations may apply when mixing the two cartridges. Their interchange is, however, considered safe by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI).

Common Names for 308 / 7.62x51 Ammunition

Since their initial production over 65 years ago, 308 Ammo and 7.62x51 Ammo have had many different name variations. Some of the most common include:

• 308 Ammo • .308 Ammo • 308 Win Ammo
• 308 Winchester Ammo • 7.62x51 Ammo • 7.62 NATO Ammo

Regardless of your preferred terminology, 308 and 7.62 NATO Ammo have gained massive popularity over the years and are available in the lineup of every significant American ammo manufacturer.

308 Ammo / 7.62x51 Ammo Benefits

Due to its popularity, 308 Winchester and 7.62x51 ammo is relatively inexpensive. In most cases, the price per round is comparable or cheaper than competing rounds when purchased in bulk quantities.

In many ways, gun enthusiasts and avid outdoorsmen consider 308 and 7.62x51 ammo the standard hunting caliber throughout the United States.

The ammunition can easily be found and purchased online and throughout most gun shops.

Regarding performance, 308 / 7.62x51 ammunition is renowned for its accuracy (although this is also largely dependent more on the shooter's skill).

Additionally, both ammunition's offers low recoil compared to other cartridges without sacrificing penetration power.

What Guns Shoot 308 Ammo / 7.62x51 Ammo?

Smith & WessonRugerSavage ArmsDaniel Defense
M&P-10 308 RifleRuger American 308 WinSavage 110 PredatorDD5V4
M&P10 Sport 308 RifleRuger Precision 308 Win M-LokSavage 110 Tactical

DD5 V3

Ruger Predator 308Savage 11/111
Ruger M77Savage 12

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