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Small arms caliber sizes - why 7.62mm

Article about: A technical question concerning caliber sizes. Why did the Soviets use the measure 7.62mm as a projectile size ? Was there a technical or ballistic reason as to the adoption of such an unusu

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    Ben ..
    I'm in "Sunny" Peterborough !!! ...

    G.

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    PS "G", where in the east of England do you live? I lived in Thetford for 9 years before moving to Downahm Market, but now live back in the Midlands



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    G my wife used to drag me shopping there when we lived at Downham Market, I hate shopping unless for buckles of course
    Ben

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    7.62 caliber is old measurement of 3 lines. The big quantity of a 7.63 Mauser cartridges in Soviet military stocks, and a workshops which are works with calber 7.62 was a starter to produce the pistol ammo, like a mauser 7.63 ( Tokarev 7,62). Firstly the choise of caliber 7,62 was choosen due of a good ballistics.
    Here is the link, probably helpful: Russian Section
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    Dimas

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