20 Rounds of 149gr FMJ 7.62x51mm Ammo by Federal

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The 7.62x51mm cartridge first came out in 1954. It was originally designed for use in the M14 and M60 and its parent case was the .308 Win. However, despite the widely-held belief that it’s exactly the same as the .308, it’s not. The two rounds are similar, but certainly not identical, and although SAAMI says it’s okay to use them interchangeably, it’s best to exercise caution. The .308 is a higher pressure round designed for longer-range use and there are also wall thickness differences. When in doubt, check your gun’s barrel stamping; better safe than sorry with a ruined gun.

These particular 7.62x51mm rounds are 149 grain, making them somewhat lightweight for the cartridge although within the standard weight range. These are FMJ rounds, so they don’t expand on impact, and since rifle rounds can literally travel for miles, it’s wise to have a reliable backstop during range time as with any ammo. Each round delivers exceptional speed with a muzzle velocity of 2735 feet per second and punches through your stationary target with a muzzle energy of 2485 foot-pounds. This ammunition is designed for target practice, shooting drills, and plinking.

There are 20 target rounds in this box of ammunition from Federal. This is Federal’s XM80C ammunition and is made at the Lake City factory. It’s mil-spec and produced in fresh brass cases with boxer primer, so you can reload, and it’s non-corrosive, so there’s less friction in your gun’s barrel. These bullets contain steel projectiles and are magnetic. Because they’re mil-spec rounds they’re required to have evidence of annealing, so you may notice a dark residue is present around the case neck. Annealing makes the brass stronger and less brittle. Try these mil-spec 7.62x51mm rounds for a taste of truly powerful ammunition from an American company. Don’t delay, order today.

20 Rounds of 149gr FMJ 7.62x51mm Ammo by Federal

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