Originally Posted by steve4102
If you find a manual that list specific load data for the 7.62 NATO chamber, please post it here I would like to see it.
I have Speer, Sierra, Nosler, Hornady, Lyman and of course the Powder Manufacturer's data and none of these list any 7.62 data, only 308 Win.
OH, cept one Lyman 48. At the top of the page in Bold letters is says 308 Winchester followed by small cased letters (7.62 x51) (7.62 NATO).
The Hornady #7 manual lists 308 Winchester loads and then the next section is 308 Winchester Service Rifle. Now, that doesn't specify that it is a 7.62X51 load at all but it does say that it was for the M1A or M14 which would lead one to think that it is.
The speer manual has just 308 Winchester and the Lyman has exactly what Steve said.