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Ammunitions that are used most Widely!

We all know how dangerous guns can be, and we also know that they come in various shapes and sizes. But, one other thing cannot be defied: these guns are of no use without their bullets. Isn’t it! So more than a gun a bullet is dangerous, or you can also say both complements each other. Now, do you know which are the ammunition or the bullets that are most widely used! 

There is no such issue even if you don’t because we will tell you now. Yes, you heard that right! So, without wasting much time, let’s dive in:

● 9×19mm Parabellum

● 7.62×39mm

● 5.56×45mm NATO

● 7.62×51mm NATO

● .338 Lapua Magnum

9×19mm Parabellum


The first name that we have on the list is 9×19mm Parabellum. The 9×19mm Parabellum or 9mm Parabellum or 9mm Luger is the most well-known handgun cartridge. 9mm Parabellum was planned by Georg Luger way back in 1902.

As per the 2014 version of Cartridges of the World, the 9mm Parabellum is “The world’s generally well known and broadly utilized military handgun and submachine firearm cartridge.” 

Known as Luger, It’s used by army personnel, police force, and civilians from across the globe. It is one of the most popular and widely used ammunition.



The next one we have, 7.62×39mm, is the most popular ammunition you can come across. Adding more to this, it is part of the most popular and reputed legendary Kalashnikov family, the AK47 family.

In a recent survey, it has been found that out of two shots fired. One of the shots is 7.62×39mm, which is itself the testimonial of its popularity. Talking more about this then, this is popular because of its sheer power and capacity to travel long distances and work very efficiently.

All in all, we can say that it causes a lot of damage to its target, and it is a devastating bullet without a shadow of a doubt.

5.56×45mm NATO

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The next name that we have on the list is 5.56×45mm NATO. People from all across the world use it! The 5.56 rounds are more modest, contrasted with the 7.62; however, they are quicker. 

These rounds make a shockwave inside the objective’s body when they enter. It regularly parts into splinters. Not at all like the 7.62, it isn’t intended to go through the objective’s body; instead, it breaks into tiny pieces to increment the harm. 

The INSAS rifles and the Tavor tar 21 bullpup rifles shoot this specific ammo. All in all, it is a great bullet, and it is indeed a devastating one. 

.338 Lapua Magnum

.338 lapua magnum

The next name that we have got on the list is another amazing bullet used frequently by Army personnel, and it is none other than the .338 Lapua Magnum. It was designed in the late ’80s. It is one of the ideal bullets for a sniper. 

This bullet is terrific to the point that it can enter better-than-standard military body protection at ranges up to 1,000 meters and has a tremendously successful scope of around 1,750 meters. Its gag speed fluctuates from 880 to 915 m/s (2,890 to 3,000 ft/s) for an optimal heap of 250 grains. 

7.62×51mm NATO

7.62×51mm NATO

Last but not least, the next name of the bullet that we have on the list is 7.62×51mm NATO. It was presented to the U.S. administration in the M14 rifle and M60 automatic weapon in the late 50s. 

In the end, the M14 was unacceptable and consequently dropped from the U.S. administration as the infantry embraced the 5.56×45mm NATO M16 rifle.