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. It is a high power cartridge.
M80 is a low tier 7.62x51 round. It is the predecessor to the M80A1. This round is mostly used in machine guns. This round has no variations.
M80A1 (Also known as EPR)
M80A1 is a steel core armour piercing 7.62x51 NATO round. It has decent soft tissue damage and better than 5.56 armour penetration. This round has the following variations:
- M80A1 Tracer
- M80A1 IR (IR Tracer are only visible with night vision)
M61 AP is a early generation armour piercing round. It is average at soft tissue damage and has slightly improved armour penetration over M80A1. This round has the following variations:
- M62 Tracer
M82 is a blank and does not fire a projectile.
M118 is designed specifically for long range shooting. It is comparable to M316 Mod 0 but has superior armour penetration capabilities compared to Mk316. It has no variants.
M993 is a armour piercing 7.62 round capable of outperforming every form of 7.62 and 5.56 in armour penetration. It has average soft tissue damage. It has no variants.
Mk316 Mod 0
Mk316 Mod 0 is the successor to M118 having better performance at range, with an improved projectile helping reduce air friction. However it has inferior armour penetration in comparison to M118. This round has the following variations:
- Mk316 Mod 0 Tracer
- Mk316 Mod 0 IR (IR Tracer are only visible with night vision)
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||Armor Piercing|
|Mk316 Mod 0||17.02||791||0.348||5|
|Lapua FMJ Subsonic||6.44062||320.04||0.57||5|
|Mk319 Mod 0||14||900||1.5||4|
Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.