NATO cartridges

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

The new military cartridge in 7.62x51mm calibre 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®-HFN SCAR®-H PR and TPR)
• Machine guns (e.g. FN MINIMI® 7.62FN MAG®)

Key benefits

  • Caliber developed by FN Herstal and adopted by NATO

  • Ideal for medium machine gun applications

    • Accurate and effective up to 1,500m
    • Excellent target effect
  • Armor Piercing rounds available