Re: 308 vs 7.62 Nato
I have a problem understanding something about this. A while back, I bought a Mossberg .308 rifle. At the same time I bought 50 rounds of surplus 7.62X51 NATO ammo. After I fired something like 6 rounds, the extractor busted. I sent it back to the factory where it was repaired. The second time, I fired something like 9 rounds when the extractor broke again, and again I returned it to the factory for repair. Second time back, I traded the rifle in for something else.
My friend who owns the gun shop, where I bought the Mossberg and the ammo, told me that he thought the problem was that the ammo was too "hot" to be fired in the .308 rifle. How can this be so if you are saying that 7.62 NATO can be fired in a .308 without any problems??
I recently bought a Remington 700 VTR in .308 and I am afraid to fire this surplus 7.62 ammo through it. I have no problem shooting it through my L1A1 and that brings up another question, can I shoot commercial .308 through the L1A1!??
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