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  2. List of 7.62×51mm NATO firearms - Wikipedia

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    The below table gives a list of firearms that can fire the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge. This ammunition was developed following World War II as part of the NATO small arms standardization, it is made to replicate the ballistics of a pre-WWII full power rifle cartridge in a more compact package. Not all countries that use weapons chambered in this ...

  3. List of 5.56×45mm NATO firearms - Wikipedia

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    The table below gives a list of firearms that can fire the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge, first developed and used in the late 1970s for the M16 rifle, which to date, is the most widely produced weapon in this caliber.

  4. 2020–present United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2020–present United States ammunition shortage is the most recent of all the ammunition shortages in the United States. It arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the 2020 United States presidential election, and the George Floyd protests. The lack of sufficient ammunition for consumers in the United States is to some ...

  5. List of the United States Army munitions by supply catalog ...

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    The SNL was an inventory system used from 1930 to 1958 to catalog all the items the Army's Ordnance Corps issued. The AIC was used by the United States Army Ordnance Corps from January, 1942 to 1958. It listed munitions and explosives (items from SNLs P, R, S, and T), items that were considered priority issue for soldiers in combat.

  6. AR-15–style rifle - Wikipedia

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    The AR-15 is nominally chambered in .223 Remington or 5.56×45mm NATO, with the .223 Wylde chamber allowing for the safe chambering of both, but many variants have been produced in different calibers such as .22 LR, 7.62×39mm, 9×19mm Parabellum, 6.5mm Grendel, and shotgun calibers.

  7. Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia

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    The pin-fire (or pinfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin that protrudes radially from above the base of the cartridge. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1832, [1] but not patented until 1835, [2] it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic ...

  8. 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage was a shortage of civilian small arms ammunition in the United States that started in late 2008, [1] and continued through most or all of 2010, with an additional shortage beginning in December 2012 and continuing throughout 2013. The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased ...

  9. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - Wikipedia

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    The GAU-8/A is mounted slightly to the port side; the barrel in the firing location is on the starboard side so it is aligned with the aircraft's centerline. The gun's 5-foot, 11.5-inch (1.816 m) ammunition drum can hold up to 1,350 rounds of 30 mm ammunition, but generally holds 1,174 rounds.