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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2018 at 6:33pm
Did a little more on line research. And please help me out here as I'm in way over my head. It looks like, at least on the L42, aside from changing the barrel, they added a 19 ton bolt head. And of course a different mag.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2018 at 4:24am
The L42 and L39's where proofed at 19 tons for the 7.62 NATO round; hence the 19T stamp.
Although the bolt and head is actually the same as the .303 (it's the extracter claw that's different)
Remember that the 7.62 NATO is a lower pressure than the civilian .308. The difference in velocity is around 300 feet per second more for the .308

Some L39's have been proofed at 20 tons for the .308 round.
But personally I stick with the NATO spec' when reloading for my 7.62.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2018 at 5:54am
the .308 barrels were much thicker & stronger than the .303 ones were. Look at MJ's pics of the barrels & you'll see.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2018 at 6:05am
I wondered if the went with a lighter powder load in the 7.62 NATO. Thanks for bailing me out!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pukka Bundook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2018 at 8:21am
Not beefed up Tonks, and that is why I wonderd about the Rusky conversion.
 
(India changed the steel for higher quality when they converted the No I Mk 111 though)
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I had read that about the Ishapore.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2018 at 11:40am
Both L42 and L39's are 7.62 NATO. They are not .308. 
Although obviously some people will put .308 ammo through them. 

Is the Ishapore actually a proper .308 or a 7.62 NATO ?
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