PMC X-TAC 7.62×51 147gr  ammunition review.

I received several boxes of the PMC X-TAC 7.62×51 test ammunition from Ammo For Sale . Normally I would incorporate ammunition in a firearm review but I do not have anything chambered in 7.62×51 coming up to review so I thought I would try it out now and see how well it worked so I would know for any reviews coming up.  I do have a few rifles chambered in that caliber that I know how they shoot so I figured they would be solid platforms to use for testing the rounds.


I started the review off with a Springfield M1A


Savage 110 Tactical to see how the rounds printed as well as reliability.

The M1A printed just over 3 1/2″ 5 shot groups at 100 yards with iron sights  while the Savage printed 1 1/2″-2″ five shot groups from a rest. Those are typical groups from both rifles using quality factory ammunition.

The PMC X-TAC performed well without malfunctioned and printed some solid groups. At $16 for 20 rounds, they are a solid choice for range, match, and/or duty use.


7.62×51 NATO

Manufacturer PMC
Condition New
Bullet Weight 147 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)
Use Type Range Training, Match Shooting
Ammo Casing Brass
 Projectile  copper alloy
Ammo Caliber .308 (7.62X51)
Manufacturer SKU 7.62X
Primer Type Sealed Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 2800
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 2611

By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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