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Posted: 10/16/2006 11:24:48 PM EST
I just ordered an lr308 ap4 can I shoot military 7.62 through it the same stuff we use for the 240b thanks
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 5:13:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By joebobz:
I just ordered an lr308 ap4 can I shoot military 7.62 through it the same stuff we use for the 240b thanks


The 7.62 should be just fine. IIRC the commercial .308 loads will have higher pressures than the 7.62.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 10:05:12 AM EST
You should be good to go!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 10:12:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By joebobz:
I just ordered an lr308 ap4 can I shoot military 7.62 through it the same stuff we use for the 240b thanks


You'll be okay. It's the opposite with 7.62 Nato, than it is with 5.56 Nato

5.56 NATO has higher pressure curves than .223 commercial

.308 commercial has higher pressure curves than 7.62 NATO
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 1:48:31 PM EST
dont expect great accuracy with machine gun bullets. get some 175gr match ammo to see what its capable of, and use the cheap stuff for practice or whatever.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 8:34:13 PM EST
thanks alot for the info. If I shoot 7.62 ball machine gun ammo through it is it goin to harm my barrel any more than a match grade round would thanks again.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:14:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By joebobz:
thanks alot for the info. If I shoot 7.62 ball machine gun ammo through it is it goin to harm my barrel any more than a match grade round would thanks again.


No, your barrel will only wear from heat not from the rounds you shoot. According to fellas that know more than I do about MG ammo, you'll get less accuracy with it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:50:15 AM EST
only instance it would harm your barrel is during breakin. not harm, but not help. use a hpbt, not a fmj with an exposed base.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 1:11:37 PM EST
Hey guys I have a similar question, I think its been answered but just to make sure. I have a buddy who has a bolt action 308 hunting rifle. I can't remember who makes it, but he loves to target shoot with it, but the price of 308 ammo is to expensive for him to shoot it much. Can he shoot 7.62 through it, I think I can get it cheaper for him so he can have a little more fun. I see that you guys are saying their is less powder in a 7.62 so are you saying bullet size should be fine, hes not going to blow his gun up or anything.
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