BUY Federal Premium M1A 7.62x51mm NATO 168Grain
The Federal Premium M1A 7.62x51mm NATO 168Grain is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge. It is a standard for small arms among NATO countries. First developed in the 1950s, the cartridge had first been introduced in U.S. service for the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun. Many other firearms that use the 7.62×51mm NATO remain in service (especially various marksman/sniper rifles, medium machine guns/general-purpose machine guns such as the M240, and others).The cartridge is used by military personnel, on mounted and crew-served weapons that are mounted to vehicles, aircraft and ships.
Work that would eventually develop the 7.62×51mm NATO started just after World War I when the large, powerful .30-06 Springfield cartridge proved difficult to adapt to semi-automatic rifles. A less powerful cartridge would allow a lighter firing mechanism. At the time the most promising design was the .276 Pedersen. When it was eventually demonstrated that the .30-06 Springfield was suitable for semi-automatic rifles, the .276 Pedersen was dropped.
Thus when war appeared to be looming again, only a couple of decades later, the .30-06 Springfield was the only round available, and the M1 Garand provided U.S. troops with greater firepower than their bolt action-armed opponents. The Garand performed so well that the U.S. saw little need to replace it during World War II, and the .30-06 Springfield served well beyond the Korean War and into the mid-1950s. The .30-06 Springfield was officially replaced by the 7.62 NATO M14 in 1957.
- Brand: FEDERAL
- Caliber: 7.62x51mm
- Bullet Weight: 168 grain
- Bullet Type: Open Tip Match (OTM)
- Cartridge Material: Brass
- Muzzle Velocity: 2650 ft/s
- Number of Rounds: 1000 rounds
- Package Type: Box