Debating 7.62 NATO vs .308 Winchester Ammo

Is a .308 basically the same as a .762? Maybe not…..Here’s how they are different…and how they’re not.


If you want to start a good bar fight, ask about a saloon full of gun people about the differences between .308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm NATO. We’re going to dive into the fray with a simplified and practical explanation. Ready?

They are different.

They aren’t different.

They might be different.

OK, so that was a bit of a wise guy response, but those statements are all quite true. Don’t worry, we’ll explain further. However, we’re going to try to do that in such a way that you don’t want to bash your own brains out by having to read about the nuances of things like piezo transducers.

Let’s look at a few categories of comparison, then we’ll sum things up.
Be sure you go to the article to find out how all of those things are actually true.

7.62 NATO vs .308 Winchester Ammo, What’s The Difference?

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