Examples of 7.62 mm x 51 mm practice ammunition used by the Australian Military Forces, based on the NATO standard. Practice ammunition, which was used for drill or training purposes, is 'safe', that is, there is no explosive propellant or primer (detonator).
In this example this lot of 20 practice cartridges are joined with M13 type, stamped spring steel, matte black painted, links used to assemble a continuous ammunition belt for the M60 fully automatic general purpose machine gun (GPMG). Practice cartridges were also used with the magazine fed L1A1 and L2A1 semi-automatic self loading rifles (SLR) used by the Australian Military Forces from the early 1960 through to the 1980 period.
These practice cartridges were manufactured in 1979 at the Munitions Factory, Footscray, Victoria.