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I have read a lot on the net about the dangers of using commercial .308 in rifles chambered for NATO 7.63x51. Some posts poo-poo the danger while others predict the end of one's life substituting .308 for NATO. Does anyone have any actual experience or observations of someone losing a body part or blowing up a rifle such as an Israeli re-chambered Mauser or an Ishapore Enfield. Thank you for your responses.
 

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My understanding (and I'm no expert) is that the military rifles have looser tolerances thus the thicker brass. A 308 has thinner brass and higher pressures than the 7.62 and more likely to blow out in a worn military rifle (like maybe a FAL).

Everyone does it and I haven't heard of any problems. I think the actual problems are more likely to arise if you are reloading 308 brass after shooting it in a worn military rifle.
 

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Thank you, Wingless. Your comments on actual practice beyond the theory are priceless. Thanks again.
 
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