Re: 308 vs 7.62 Nato
Many years back (early 80s) I bought a case of PMC 7.62 NATO ball. I planned to shoot it in my 308 bolt gun, since, as everyone knew, 7.62 and 308 were the same round.
So I’m out with some friends. One has a Remington 788. One has a Mossberg. 800? Mossberg bolt, anyway.
One guy shoots. Bolt handle comes up but bolt won’t move back. We had to drop a cleaning rod down the barrel and tap on it to break the bolt loose.
Other guy shoots. Bolt handle won’t move. Once we tap the handle up the bolt moves back freely and ejects the round.
Both of these guys decide they don’t want to shoot any more of that stuff.
I shoot. Humongous muzzle flash in my scope. I work the bolt, case ejects, no problem. I laugh at them. “That’s what you get for using them cheap guns. If you had a good gun, like my Steyr, you wouldn’t have a problem.” At shot number three, one of the crosshairs fell off my scope. Redfield widefield. Good scope.
I eventually gave the rest of the case to my brother, who shot it in a Springfield M1A. He, apparently, had no problems. But it sure seemed overloaded to me, and I was afraid to shoot it anymore.
So, gd, it wasn't just you that had pressure problems.
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