So much for Global Britain ..!

arcobob

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Norfolk
I always find it interesting how America the land where imperial measurement is a statement and the land of freedom where the right to carry a gun is a very important statement, yet they measure some of their ammunition in mm
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I was not aware that true US calibres were in metric though there are some true metric equivalents ie .308 Wincchester = 7.62mm(NATO)
 

Muck Spreader

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Location
Limousin
I was not aware that true US calibres were in metric though there are some true metric equivalents ie .308 Wincchester = 7.62mm(NATO)
.308 isn't the same as as the 7.62 NATO round. The USA uses uses a mix of imperial and metric calibres. The metric ones usually originating from military collaboration and sales with Europe.
 
I was not aware that true US calibres were in metric though there are some true metric equivalents ie .308 Wincchester = 7.62mm(NATO)
You mean you've never heard an American speak of their ammunition in mm, I have and I find it quite peculiar that the nation who refuse to adopt metric units are prepared to use mm when it comes to their favourite pastimes yet when I walk into a machinery dealer and ask for details on a 9ft 10 and one tenth inch drill I keep getting funny looks
 

arcobob

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Location
Norfolk
You mean you've never heard an American speak of their ammunition in mm, I have and I find it quite peculiar that the nation who refuse to adopt metric units are prepared to use mm when it comes to their favourite pastimes yet when I walk into a machinery dealer and ask for details on a 9ft 10 and one tenth inch drill I keep getting funny looks
American ammunition manufacturers make plenty of ammo for metric calibres but with the exception of now obsolete Remington 5mm RF I cannot recall any original US calibres being metric. Perhaps you could find one or two examples.
 

stewart

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Horticulture
Location
Bay of Plenty NZ
You mean you've never heard an American speak of their ammunition in mm, I have and I find it quite peculiar that the nation who refuse to adopt metric units are prepared to use mm when it comes to their favourite pastimes yet when I walk into a machinery dealer and ask for details on a 9ft 10 and one tenth inch drill I keep getting funny looks
No wonder you get funny looks. You should be asking for details on a 9ft 10 and 2 sixteenths drill
 
American ammunition manufacturers make plenty of ammo for metric calibres but with the exception of now obsolete Remington 5mm RF I cannot recall any original US calibres being metric. Perhaps you could find one or two examples.
I've no idea about manufacturing and didn't claim to, I'll leave that to the nerdy types.
I was simply referring to mm being a common unit of measurement used when referring to ammo.

The point is that they pride themselves in being imperial yet are are happy to use metric terms when it comes to one of their most precious things.
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
How do they differ?
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The NATO 7.62 on the left, has thicker walls and has slightly smoother shape to aid automatic firing in military weapons, its also slightly shorter. Apparently, you can use 7.62 safely in .308 chambered rifle, but its pretty risky to do this the other way round.
 

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