MATCH

After the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed, it was decided that it would be advantageous to the members to have interchangeable weapons and ammunition.

There were two major contenders to be the "NATO" cartridge. These were the British .280 caliber and the American's T65 cartridge. "NATO" selected the T65 cartridge in its final form in February 1954 and in August 1954 the U.S. Army Ordinance Committee formally standardized this cartridge for U.S. Service under the official name of Cartridge, "NATO", Caliber 7.62mm.

Concurrently with the development of the T65 cartridge, the U.S. Army adopted the M14 service rifle. The loads shown below were developed in military cases specifically for use by High Power competitors using the M14 or its commercial equivalent, the M-1A.

7.62x51 MATCH

Gun

HS PRECISION

Max Length

2.015"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

1.995"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL Max

2.810"

Case

IMI

OAL Min

2.490"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

SRA 168 HPBT

2015

34.7

2276

2015

38.5

2586

50,000

2.800"

2230

36.0

2250

2230

40.0

2557

50,600

2460

37.8

2305

2460

42.0

2619

50,900

2495

38.3

2292

2495

42.5

2605

48,200

2520

39.2

2328

2520

43.5

2646

50,500

MIL 175 FMJ/BT

2015

35.1

2265

2015

39.0

2574

51,600

2.800"

2230

36.0

2198

2230

40.0

2498

50,700

2460

36.5

2212

2460

40.5

2514

49,700

2495

37.4

2235

2495

41.5

2540

50,400

2520

37.4

2224

2520

41.5

2527

48,900

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