The 7.62x51mm has been around since 1954 when it was first created for the M14 and M60. And although the rise of the 5.56 NATO did push the cartridge aside somewhat, it remains in use in the military, after all, it’s a big, powerful round. One common point of confusion about the 7.62x51mm is its similarity to the .308 Win, and although the two appear to be identical, there are differences. The .308 Win is loaded to higher internal pressures than the 7.62x51mm, meaning if you fire .308 Win rounds through your 7.62x51mm-chambered gun, you could do damage. Make sure your gun is capable of handling rounds before feeding it to them.
These 7.62x51mm rounds weigh in at 147 grain, making them fairly lightweight for the cartridge size. Being lighter weight means they fly down-range at greater speeds, and they’re still heavy enough to hit with significant force. These are Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds and so won’t expand on impact. In fact, rifle rounds have been known to travel for miles before coming to a stop on their own, so it’s important to have a solid backstop in place during target practice. Each of these rounds has a muzzle velocity of 2733 feet per second and muzzle energy of 2437 foot-pounds. This ammunition is meant for target practice, shooting drills, and plinking.
When you order this box of ammunition from Magtech, you get 50 rounds, so you can take your gun to the range or your favorite outdoor shooting spot and give it a nice snack. Magtech produces this ammunition in fresh brass cases with boxer primer, so you can burn through the box, collect your spent brass, reload it, and get right back to shooting. Pretty good deal, right? Magtech was founded in 1926 and has a vertically integrated factory, meaning they make all components right there on site. They take quality control seriously, and because they do, their ammunition performs well. Place your order today and feed your rifle.
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