NATO cartridges

A world standard that ensures safe and reliable operation of rifles and machine guns

The new military cartridge in 7.62x51mm caliber was designed and developed by FN Herstal. It was adopted as NATO standard in 1957 and is still widely used today.

Ammunition types

• SS77/1 (Ball)
• L78 (Tracer)
• P80/1 (Armor Piercing)
• Blank


• Rifles (e.g. FN SCAR®-H, FN SCAR®-H PR and TPR)
• Machine guns (e.g. FN MINIMI® 7.62, FN MAG®)