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  • Do you recommend to fire .308 ammo?

    Asked 06/07/2017 11:55 PM CT
    by unnamed user in Ammunition

    Springfield M1A SOCOM16 FDE 7.62NATO/308 Springfield M1A SOCOM16 FDE 7.62NATO/308
  • Since it states it is 7.62NATO/308, I did a lot of researches and found out half of people do not recommend to fire .308 and the other half says OK. What is your comment?


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  • 06/08/2017 11:08 AM CT
    by Lynn N B - Lifetime Points: 256 Best
  • You can fire both in a NATO chamber weapon such as this. The reverse may NOT be true however. The reason for this is NATO chambers and ammo do not match SAMMI standards. Because of this, in simple terms, 7.62 NATO cartridges may produce an over pressure if fired in a 308 chambered weapon. So do NOT fire NATO ammo in a weapon marked 308 Only. (The same applies to 5.56 NATO and 223.)

  • 06/08/2017 07:53 AM CT
    by Andrew J - Lifetime Points: 280 Best
  • You are fine to fire both but I would stick to just brass casing with boxer primers (for a couple reasons). It's easier to feed, extract without putting stress on the extractor and you can reload (also prevents you from possibly getting corrosive ammo with some berdan primed stuff that is reboxed.

  • 06/08/2017 07:42 AM CT
    by Mark G - Lifetime Points: 158 Best
  • 308 and any 7.62 that fits is fine. Stick with American made ammo and you should have no problems.

  • 06/08/2017 12:09 AM CT
    by Jason T - Lifetime Points: 2911 Best
  • Both are fine.