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Q: Is a 308 cartridge the same as a 7.62x54 cartridge?

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.308 is identical in diameter to the 7.62x51 NATO cartridge (although the two are not exactly the same). .223 is identical in diameter to the 5.56x45 NATO (and M193) cartridge (though, again, they are not exactly the same). The .308 is larger.

If you are asking about the the cartridge length,then the 300 win mag.is longer than the .308win.caliber.If you are asking about bullet diameter then both cartridges are the same .308 bullet diameter.If you are asking about muzzle energy(hence power) then the 300 win mag.is considerably more powerful than the .308 winchester cartridge.

The 260.rem cartridge is a short action cartridge based on the .308 winchester.

Yes and no. Many .300 caliber cartridges use a bullet that is actually .308 inches in diameter- such as the 30-06. However, CARTRIDGES such as the .300 Winchester Magnum are a different size/shape than the .308 Winchester cartridge- they do not interchange.

The .308 Winchester and the 7.62 NATO cartridges are similar in size, but slightly different in chambering, thickness of the cartridge case, and pressures in loading. The 7.62 NATO cartridge may be safely fired in a .308 Winchester firearm. The reverse is not always true.

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.308 is identical in diameter to the 7.62x51 NATO cartridge (although the two are not exactly the same). .223 is identical in diameter to the 5.56x45 NATO (and M193) cartridge (though, again, they are not exactly the same). The .308 is larger.

It's basically .308 in diameter, however that does not mean it is the same as what is called .308. .308 is 7.62x51mm and is much more powerful.

If you are talking about the 7.62x51 and the .308 Winchester then yes they can safely be interchanged

It's a Russian rifle that shoots a .308 cartridge.

The cartridge in question is the .300 Winchester Magnum, and not the .308 WinMag. The .308 cartridge is about 16mm shorter than the .300 Winchester Magnum casing. The two are NOTinterchangeable.

When speaking of ammunition it is imperative to be precise with your numbers. The .308 Winchester is interchangable with the 7.62 NATO military round

No. The 7.62x54R round is a rimmed cartridge, first developed in 1891 for use with the Mosin Nagant rifle. The .308 Winchester is derived from the .300 Savage, and has dimensions similar to - but not identical to - the 7.62x51 NATO cartridge, which is also derived from the .300 Savage.Additionally, the 7.62x54R actually has a bullet diameter of 7.92mm, vs. the 7.8mm (.308 inches) of the .308 Winchester and 7.62x51.Another stark difference between the two is that the .308 is not a rimmed cartridge, instead using a cannlure.

The . 300 Winchester Magnum is a larger cartridge. They both use the same diameter bullet.

No, a 303 is a rimmed cartridge, the 308 is rimless.

The .308 Winchester cartridge has significantly more energy than the 30-30.

The 260.rem cartridge is a short action cartridge based on the .308 winchester.

If you are asking about the the cartridge length,then the 300 win mag.is longer than the .308win.caliber.If you are asking about bullet diameter then both cartridges are the same .308 bullet diameter.If you are asking about muzzle energy(hence power) then the 300 win mag.is considerably more powerful than the .308 winchester cartridge.

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