7.62×51mm NATO

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7.62×51mm NATO rounds compared to AA (LR6) battery.

The 7.62 x 51mm NATO is one of the main types of bullets used for battle rifles, sniper rifles, and light machine guns used by NATO countries.

It is based on the .30-06 Springfield catridge. The bullet is the same size, but the case is a little smaller so soldiers could carry more bullets. It was the main bullet used by NATO until the 5.56 x 45mm NATO was invented.

Guns that use the 7.62 NATO include the M14, the FN FAL, the G3, the SCAR, the M240, and the M21.