308 Winchester (7.62 NATO)     


The .308 Winchester (7.62 NATO)

The history of the 308 Winchester follows a common path for cartridge development. In 1950 NATO adopted the cartridge as the 7.62x51 NATO with an idea to have a military cartridge that was shorter and more compact than military rounds available at the time such as the 30-06 Government. Two years later Winchester launched the .308 Winchester as a medium size game cartridge in a number of rifles.

In the 60 years of the life of the 308 Winchester it has become “the” cartridge for civilian target shooting, military use, sniper matches and hunting.


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