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.308 vs 7.62

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by jbates01, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. jbates01

    jbates01 Member

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    I have a Remington 770 chambered in .308 Winchester. Am I correct in that it will accept 7.62mm cartridges? Is there anything that I should watch for or be concerned about before chambering a round? I just was wondering on the versitility of the two rounds if they could be used in the same gun. Thanks.
     
  2. dagger dog

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    They are interchangeable, although you will find most 7.62 Nato rounds will be FMJ, ok for coyotes and such but not much in the way of a game fetching bullet. The factory hunting loads are actually a little hotter given they are close to the same weight bullets.
     
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    same thing smart people bring up pressure but i have never seen a difference
     
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    You can shoot 7.62x51 NATO, but DO NOT shoot 7.62x39 or 7.62x54R.
     
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    Do not use FMJ for hunting, even coyotes.
    Expanding bullets are for hunting.

    FMJ will not kill cleanly & humanely unless you make a perfect shot.

    FMJ will skip and ricochet across a section of ranch land and kill somebody's cow.
    Even after going through a coyote.

    rc
     
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