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Ammo Trivia[edit source]

Prior to 0.55, all weapons that had been introduced at that point which now utilize either 7.62x54 or .308 were unified under one ammo type -- 7.62x51. It is therefore historically accurate to keep 7.62x51 in the trivia section when discussing the game's past. The old 7.62x51 used essentially the same ammo box, so its page was simply moved when 7.62x54mmR was introduced. Hope that clears things up.--Tatanko (talk) 19:30, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

7.62x51 has NOTHING to do with 7.62x54R. 7.62x51 is a round derived from .308 winchester, which came around because US found .30-06 to be difficult to adapt to semi-automatic rifles. 7.62x54 is derived from 8x52mmR Mannlicher, it's a Russian round originally made for the Mosin-Nagant. Stop changing the information to be wrong, again 7.62x51 =/= 7.62x54R. NexxDemise (talk) 01:55, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

You're not understanding. The trivia section is talking about the game's history, not real life. I'm fully aware of the differences between bullet calibers as I produce a series on DayZ weapons. --Tatanko (talk) 11:25, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
I added additional language that should hopefully make it clear what the trivia section is talking about. --Tatanko (talk) 11:30, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
I do not ever recall 7.62 being named 7.62x51, though I might be wrong there, unless they named it so on an accident. The old model was of surplus military 7.62x54R and was re-colored to modern day steel-cased 7.62x54R. NexxDemise (talk) 12:26, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, for a short time it was mistakenly named. Now it's nothing but a weird bit of the game's history, but it's worth preserving as a bit of trivia in my opinion. You are absolutely correct that it always resembled some version of 7.62x54 no matter what. --Tatanko (talk) 13:03, 28 April 2016 (UTC)