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if i buy a remington 700 tactical in .308win. can i shoot 7.62 NATO rounds through it with out any repercussions?

or do the rounds differ like 5.56. and .223?
 

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Short answer, yes, you can shoot 7.62x51 in a .308 rifle.
 

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if i buy a remington 700 tactical in .308win. can i shoot 7.62 NATO rounds through it with out any repercussions?

or do the rounds differ like 5.56. and .223?
The rounds are different, but 7.62 Nato is safe to shoot in .308 Winchester arms.

Shooting .308 Winchester in arms chambered for 7.62 Nato is where you can have trouble.
 

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The rounds are different, but 7.62 Nato is safe to shoot in .308 Winchester arms.

Shooting .308 Winchester in arms chambered for 7.62 Nato is where you can have trouble.
Can you give/link to a brief description of the differences? And, does firing 7.62 Nato in a .308 chamber affect accuracy?
 

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Can you give/link to a brief description of the differences? And, does firing 7.62 Nato in a .308 chamber affect accuracy?
This has got to be one of the most easily found subjects on the web.

Wikipedia

The Gun Zone

SurplusRifle.com

303 British.com

Archive.org Forum A

Fulton Armory

Armalite (word doc)

Outdoorsbest forum

Archive.org Forum B


Bottom line is that 7.62 Nato is standardized at lower pressures than .308 Winchester.

Accuracy will all depend on how the round was loaded and what bullet type is uses. If your Remmy was designed to accurately shoot .308 Winchester, I'd not expect 7.62 Nato milsurp to achieve the same.
 
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