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7.62 NATO


7.62 NATO (7.62x51 NATO) is the NATO standard medium machine gun and sniper rifle cartridge. It is used in various marksman and sniper rifles as well as mounted and dismounted machine guns such as the FN MAG-58/M240. By modern standards it is antiquated, being outclasses by a lot of cartridges - however where it does edge other cartridges out is by having more weapons chambered in it.


Note: 343.2 m/s is the subsonic barrier - anything below that is considered subsonic. Subsonic ammunition removes the bullet crack down range making the round better suited to stealth.

Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration
M80A1 16 850 4.677
M62 Tracer 15.6 816 4.777
M118LR 17.55 790 2.17
MK316 19.22 810 1.348
M993 14.8 910 7.77
M959 SLAP Tracer 12.8 1014 19.1
SuperNosler 21.55 822 0.56

Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.