Winchester Lake City M80
Winchester is proud to offer Lake City M80 7.62x51mm nato (.308 win) ammunition. Manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant with LC Headstamps, this 149-grain full metal jacket 7.62x51mm ammunition has a muzzle velocity of 2790 feet per second. This ammunition is excellent for target shooting, range use and plinking. When you need dependable lake city m80 vs. Winchester m80 that you can trust, you can count on Winchester Lake City ammunition. Buy Fiocchi Specialty, 9x18mm Ultra (Police), FMJ-TC, 100 Grain, 500 online.
Specifications and Features:
Caliber: .308/7.62x51mm NATO
Weight: 149 Grain
Bullet Type: M80 Full Metal Jacket
Muzzle Velocity: 2790 fps
Muzzle Energy: 2450 ft. lbs
Bullet Diameter: .308
Jacket Material: Steel or Gilding Metal (Copper)
Core Material: Lead
Casing: Reloadable Annealed Brass Casings
Bullet May Attract a Magnet
Uses: Target, Training, Personal Protection
The experimental cartridge fluctuated in case size before settling in at 51 millimeters long. With the .30 caliber bullet diameter being translated as “7.62 millimeters”, the new 7.62x51mm cartridge was born.
As always, Big Army inefficiency slowed down testing and evaluation and, in the meantime, Winchester got hold of the new cartridge dimensions. In 1952, Winchester beat the Army at its own game and launched the new “.308 Winchester” to the civilian market, a good two years before the 7.62×51 saw the Pentagon’s official green light.
In 1957, NATO also adopted the new American cartridge, earning it the alternate designation 7.62 NATO.” That same year, U.S. troops got their hands on the newly-adopted M14, the first American battle rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm.