GUN Went out for milk

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  1. zumin3k

    zumin3k New Member

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    Ended up buying [a CETME] instead.
    Maybe I should be making this thread in 10 days
    :greddy:CA
    I'm just excited :)
     
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    no pics? :sad2:
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    how much?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    How do they make CETME's cali legal? Pinned mag? I'd like one since I have 50 mag's for one but they can be a bit of a gamble the way the century monkeys assembled them.
     
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    It's a bullet button system, same as on my AR. Got it for about $600, including the bullet button and install and shipping.
    Want to let go of some of those mags? :)
    No pics yet. All black Cetme. I like the OD green furniture, so I'll be doing that at some point.
    I wanted a fun semi-auto .308, and figured it would be better for me than a Saiga at this point. FAL or M1A were out of my price range.
     
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    Looks like this for those not familiar with it.
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    unless they're 10 rounders, that = :nono:
     
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    Yeah, I know...just fooling around.
    But I will reiterate, CA :greddy:
     
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    very much yes
     
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    Is it one of the ones that will fire 7.62x51 NATO safely? Be careful, as some of the older ones would only fire the 7.62x51 CETME, which is a lower powered round, they were not proofed for the NATO cartridge.
     
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    I confirmed with the vendor that this fires the 7.62x51 NATO.
    Should shoot the .308 as well, correct?
     
  12. thegooch

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    Don't shoot WIN .308
     
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    I've heard both that you can and that you can't.
    Explain?
     
  14. Cannondale

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    .308 Winchester operates at a higher chamber pressure than 7.62 NATO. In most bolt actions you won't see problems, but the cycling parts on a semi might not be up to the task of dealing with the extra few thousand PSI. Really it is only a 1800psi difference (maximum spec), but that could put it over the edge in some earlier semi-auto firearm designs.

    I wouldn't try it if it were me. It's one of the things keeping me from getting a 7.62 NATO chambered rifle. I already load .308 Winchester, and would have to do something cunning to differentiate the FMJ NATO and .308 rounds I would load for practice.

    I would track down some surplus ammo like this stuff:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM716-5.html

    It's about the same price as you could buy cheap .308 for anyway. If you are planning on hand loading to NATO specs, you can use the same components that you would for .308.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I don't load my own ammo, so I'll definitely keep an eye out for the surplus stuff. I had read (somewhere) that the difference in pressures wasn't an issue, but better safe than sorry I guess.
    I was more worried about availability than anything.
     
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    The pressure issue is an ongoing debate. I've seen some converted Mausers in 7.62 NATO that I hear of people shooting .308 in. I wouldn't, because the 8x75 cartridge has a maximum pressure 5,000 PSI lower than the .308 Winchester. I've never heard of anyone dying from this practice, but the Mauser action has two huge locking lugs and a third one in case of failure. You don't get that luxury in a fine-tuned semi-auto.
     

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