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01-03-2007, 5:16 PM
I am wondering if anybody did ballistic measurements of 7.62 NATO out of 16” barrel, ala SA SOCOM or FAL carbines. I am interested how it compares to 5.56 curve?
I compared ballistic curves for 7.62 and 5.56 out of “standard” barrels and found them to be very similar out to 600 yards. Basically there is other way to look at my question. It seems to me that because of trajectories is so similar in practical applications (not target shooting) one can successfully use same scope with ballistic compensator for both 7x62 rifle with 21 inch barrel or for 5.56 with 20 inch barrel. How different trajectories are for 16” barrels? Can one still use same BC?

01-03-2007, 5:42 PM
you might be able to get some of that info on AmmoGuide.com. They have a good ballistic calculator.

Hope this helps