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Can I use NATO ammunition in my rifle?

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Many consumers request information regarding the use of NATO ammunition in their firearms.  While we realize that some ammunition guides show interchangeability between some of these rounds (5.56 in .223 Remington or 7.62 x 51 in .308 Winchester), use of and NATO cartridges is not recommended in a gun chambered for the commercial variation of the cartridge.  There are large pressure discrepancies between these two versions of a similar cartridge which could result in damage to the firearm or expedited wear on the gun itself. 

 

We do not recommend using any cartridge in any firearm whose barrel stamp does not match the head stamp of the cartridge exactly.

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