7.62x51mm NATO

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7.62x51mm NATO
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Game information
All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)
Category (R)ifle caliber
Recoil level 4
Cost per round Parallar symbol.png 5.00
Weight per round (units) 0.02
Quantity (retail box/bulk can) 20 / 500
Damage tables
Type LDV C1 C2 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +4 145% 131% 116% 94% 73% 36% 11%
Handloading information
Primer type Large rifle
Powder type Rifle powder
Projectile type .308, 150 grain
Cost per case Parallar symbol.png 1.647
Standard load (SP) 494 pwdr
Cold load (-P) 445 pwdr
Hot load (+P) N/A pwdr
Super load (+P+) N/A pwdr
Real world information
Ref. barrel length (inches) 17.7 (H&K G3A3)
Muzzle velocity 792 m/s (2600 ft/s)
Muzzle energy 3052 Joule (2251 ft-lbf)
Country of origin United States (48 stars).png United States
Year 1952 (as .308 Win)
1954 (as 7.62 NATO)

7.62x51mm NATO is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (R)ifle caliber.

7.62x51mm NATO is essentially a military version of .308 Winchester, a civilian hunting cartridge of identical dimensions originally intended for the Winchester Model 70, a popular hunting rifle.

There are very slight differences in real life between the two cartridges (.308 Winchester develops roughly 4% more pressure than 7.62x51mm NATO), which are too small to be considered important; SAAMI considers it safe to interchange .308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm NATO. As far as the game is concerned, the cartridges are identical in all but name, and it is considered acceptable to use either designation to refer to the same cartridge.

7.62x51mm is typically pronounced seven six two by fifty-one millimeters. It is also acceptable to pronounce 7.62 seven point six two.
.308 Winchester is typically pronounced three oh eight Winchester.

This caliber may also be known as 7.62x51mm, 7.62 NATO, or when using the .308 Winchester designations, .308 Win or simply .308.


Base weapons

There are 35 base weapons chambered in this caliber.

Class 1 weapons:

Class 2 weapons:

Barrel length groups

The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.

Group name Barrel length range Damage multiplier
Carbine Up to 15.9" 0.85x
Rifle 16" - 22.9" 1.0x
Precision 23" and up 1.1x

Retail information

7.62x51mm NATO ammunition can be purchased in gun shops and weapon shops in boxes of 20 rounds or bulk cans of 500 rounds.

The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:

Brand name Composition Available projectile types
Standard Reg/SP FMJ (1.0x)
T (1.5x)
Match (4.0x)
JHP (3.0x)
JSP (2.0x)
HPX (4.0x)
AP (3.0x)
API (4.0x)
UHS (2.5x)
Reduced Velocity Reg/-P FMJ (0.9x)
Milsurp Surp/SP FMJ (0.25x)
T (0.375x)
AP (0.75x)
Competition Prem/SP FMJ (3.0x)
Match (12.0x)

The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.

Maze Customs

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