NATO cartridges

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

FN Herstal was a major contributor to the development of the 7.62x51mm cartridge that 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


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