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7.62×51mm NATO

The 7.62×51mm NATO is a rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridge developed in the 1950s as a standard for small arms among NATO countries. It should not be confused with the similarly named Russian 7.62×54mmR cartridge, a slightly longer, rimmed cartridge. Wikipedia
 
Maximum pressure (NATO EPVAT): 60,191 psi (415.00 MPa)
Bullet diameter: 0.308 in (7.82 mm)
Rifling twist: 1 in 12 in (304.8 mm)
Case length: 2.015 in (51.2 mm)
Used by: NATO and others
Overall length: 2.800 in (71.1 mm)
Parent case: .308 Winchester (derived from the.300 Savage)
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