In the late 1950s SAI completed its initial design for a feed chute for the NATO 7.62 ammunition linked with the M13 links. The early chutes were used on the M60 Machine Guns but were quickly adapted for other weapons as they became available.
Examples of weapons using SAI 7.62mm Feed Chutes are:
The Link Eject guides used M13 links to collection areas or away from vulnerable areas. Eject Chutes can be designed specifically for the customer and their needs.
Feed Adapters connect to the weapon and provide mounting points for the feed chute. Feed Adapters can also be incorporated into the feed chute to eliminate separate pieces. Currently feed adapters are available for:
SAI has designed and fabricated custom ammunition boxes for 7.62 X 51 mm ammunition. SAI’s ammo boxes are fabricated from stainless steel and can incorporate customer specific dimensions and features.
A sampling of the many SAI 7.62mm chute applications.