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There are 7.62 NATO PKMs now, probably use one of those.
I feel like it's deja vu all over again.
A first glimpse of SAKO's AR10 design, the M23:
That's not actually true. 7.62 NATO is a damn decent cartridge so long as you're not idiots who insist on using the wrong rifling twist rate and the dumpy ass original m80 fmj round which was supposed to be nothing but a training round.
Once you deal with these two issues 7.62 NATO is actually a great round.
As an example, vintage m61 AP bullets are still incredibly dangerous to even people wearing modern body armor.
Granted there's a few things you could do to make an improved 7.62 NATO, all of which are likely to be readily accomplished by going to a neckless TV revised 7.62 loading.
Beyond that though even with as somewhat suboptimal as the current 7.62 NATO is there's no doubt that m80a1 projectiles make it plenty damn good even as it already is.