Looking for a good, quality,.308?

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May 20, 2019 / By Idelle
Question: I'm planning on buying a good quality .308 rifle in the near future. Will, say, the Remington 700 or FNH, just to name a couple, also stand up to the pressures of 7.62 Nato round or should I stick to just factory .308 fodder? Rolling my own for hunting and competitions (main purpose for use) will not be a problem, but would like to have some surplus stuff on hand when the civilized world caves in on itself. Thanks for any suggestions. Master- I've "rolled my own" for 25 years now, thanks. I've been told for many years that military ammo could not be shot out of any firearm not designated to fire such ammo. Never had any dealings with any, only commercial and my own handloads.
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Edytha Edytha | 7 days ago
The above poster (master) is quite correct --- You surely can fire 7.62X51MM ammunition from a rifle chambered and labeled .308..... Some folks mistakenly believe ammo from military guns cant be switched with there civilian counter parts -- In many cases this is true -- Like the .223 & 5.56x45MM -- Those two cartridges can both be used in a military gun chambered in 5.56x45MM but the military ammo can not be fired in a rifled labeled .223 on the barrel..... Anyways -- Short answer -- Yes you can fire 7.62X51MM in any rifle labeled .308..... Rifle??? I like American made rifles. Remington, Savage and Ruger all have fine products you would be happy to own... I happen to like and own a Remington 700 VTR.... http://www.snipercentral.com/vtr.htm Also the Remington 700 SPS Varmint or SPS Tactical would be an excellent choice..... http://www.snipercentral.com/remspsv.htm http://www.snipercentral.com/spstactical... Be sure to look over this .308 cartridge guide..... http://www.6mmbr.com/308Win.html Surplus ammo abounds!!! There is a lot of this stuff available (for now at least)..... Some of its decent and some is not so hot -- I do use a lot of the cheap stuff.... I do not get into serious target competitions so cheap or medium grade stuff for target shooting (steel plates to 300 yards) is fine..... For bolt action rifles even that cheap steel cased stuff is a bargain and fun to use..... http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/308_Ammunition.html Look over the Silver Bear stuff here on this page -- No I am not going to tell you that you will win a contest with it but I do have a few hundred rounds of this stuff... Its excellent for informal shoots, and taking critters to 250 yards.... The shot groups arent real consistent but its still decent stuff to have in storage.... http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/ammo-for-rifles/308-win-7-62x51-nato-/cPath/12_43 http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/308-762-nato-all-308-762-nato
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Charmian Charmian
Ex military 7.62 rounds are loaded to produce lower pressures than genuine .308 rounds. so it is OK to use cheap military ammo in, say a Remington 700, but don't use genuine Winchester .308 rounds in an ex military rifle. You risk damaging the rifle or worse. The idea being that ammo produced in any NATO country could be used by all NATO members thus easing logistic problems. My choice of rifle would be the Ruger M77 or if price is an issue look at the Savage range, there good value and accurate. Ian M
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Arista Arista
The Remington 700 is a good choice- parts are plentiful, and the rifles are very well made. You should not have a problem firing 7.62x51 out of the Rem. 700. I shot a whole case of Austrailian surplus through mine quite a few years back (over several years), and the rifle loved the ammo (nice groupings for surplus).
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Zebinah Zebinah
.308 commercial ammunition has higher pressure than military 7.62x51. Military 7.62x51 brass is thicker and has less volume than commercial .308. Since you didn't already know any of this you should steer clear of "Rolling my own" until you have read some books.
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Silver Silver
Howa .308 varmint supreme..........cant do better the that.....check out survival , sniper web sights
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