CARTRIDGE SA 7.62 mm BALL M-80
ROLE :
The cartridge SA 7.62 mm Ball M-80 is used in antipersonnel role by infantry and is fired from :

a) Semi Automatic Rifle
b) Light machine gun
c) Medium machine gun
 
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
(a) CARTRIDGE
Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm
Mass 25.40 gm
Length 71.12 mm
(b) CASE
Type Rimless, Brass 70:30, Bottle Necked, Boxer
Mass 12.3 gm
Length 51 mm
(c) BULLET
Type Guilding Metal envelope FMJ, Steel insert & lead core
Mass 9.65 gm
Length 29.46 mm
(d) PROPELLANT
Type Ball Powder
Mass 3.0 gm
(e) PRIMER
Type Boxer
Mass of Compo 0.042 gm
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
(a) Pressure Average 348 Mpa (Max)
(b) Mean Velocity from 558 mm Barrel at 25 m from muzzle 817± 9 m/s.
(c) Consistency (Mean Figure of Merit at 550 m) 19 cm or less
(d) Extreme temperature performance -53 to +72 deg C
 
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of ammunition is 18 years.
 
PACKING :
Type of Packing Qty/Box Qty/Carrier Weight of carrier Pkd. Ammn
Bandolier Pkd 400 Rds. 1600 Rds. 62 Kgs
CTN Packed 600 Rds. 2400 Rds. 80 Kgs
Belted 235 Rds. 940 Rds. 41 Kgs
 
This carrier provides protection during transportation and storage.
 
STOWAGE DIMENSION :
For CTN & BDR H2A Box size- 311X156X194 mm

For CTN & BDR Carrier (6A/L) size- 667X327X205 mm

For Belted Ammn Box H5A size- 255X182X90 mm

For Belted Ammn Carrier (7A/L) size- 428X300X206 mm

 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION
Compatibility group S
Hazard Division 1.4
Fire fighting classification 4
 
Contact :

Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, India.

Tel: 0091-33-2248 9027 / 2248 2103 / 2248 5077-80
Fax : 0091-33-2248 1748/2210 8235
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