What are the ballistics on a 308 cartridge?

With its fatter case, the new . 300 enclosed enough powder to drive a 150-grain bullet 300 fps faster than the . 30-06 and 400 fps faster than the . 308….Recoil.

150-gr. Energy/Velocity 180-gr. Energy/Velocity
.308 Win. 18.3 ft lb/12.13 fps 20.0 ft lb/12.7 fps

How much does a 165 grain 308 bullet drop?

308 Winchester ~ 165 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Bullet Path (inches)
200 2343.4 0.0
300 2184.5 -8.36
400 2031.7 -24.01
500 1885.5 -48.1

Can I shoot 7.62 x51 out of my 308?

That said, it is normally fine to shoot quality 7.62×51 NATO ammo in a gun chambered for the . 308 Winchester (though not all NATO ammo is identical). Clint McKee of Fulton Armory notes: “[N]obody makes 7.62mm (NATO) ammo that isn’t to the . 308 ‘headspace’ dimension spec.

Is a .308 a 300 Win Mag?

300 WM has a wider base diameter and a significantly longer case length than the . 308 Win which results in a much more voluminous case that allows more powder and can take higher pressure than the . 308 Win. This is where the differences we will see in the ballistics, and other performance categories originate.

What is the best weight bullet for 308?

The 110 and 125 grain bullets make the . 308 a useful round for varmints. Velocities at the muzzle can exceed 3,200 fps, providing devastating performance on pests or predators.

How far can a 308 bullet travel?

308 on deer is 300 yards. 308 has a maximum range that is relative to the type of animal you are hunting. A prairie dog could be hit at a mile while a grizzly bear would need to be much closer. The round easily has enough energy to kill whitetail deer at 300 yards.

What is the velocity of a 308 round?

. 308 Winchester

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
150 gr (10 g) Nosler tip 2,820 ft/s (860 m/s) 2,648 ft⋅lbf (3,590 J)
168 gr (11 g) BTHP 2,650 ft/s (810 m/s) 2,619 ft⋅lbf (3,551 J)
175 gr (11 g) BTHP 2,645 ft/s (806 m/s) 2,718 ft⋅lbf (3,685 J)
185 gr (12 g) Lapua Mega JSP 2,510 ft/s (770 m/s) 2,588 ft⋅lbf (3,509 J)

Is .308 Win a military caliber?

Winchester introduced the .308 to the commercial market as a sporting round in 1952 after being developed for the military, though it wasn’t adopted as the 7.62x51mm NATO round for two more years, but more on the differences between the two rounds later.

Are .300 Win Mag bullets the same as .308?

The 300 Winchester Magnum (300 Win Mag) and 308 Winchester (308 Win) are the two most successful 30-caliber big game hunting and long-distance shooting rifle cartridges in the world. Although they both shoot the same diameter bullets, the 300 Win Mag and the 308 Winchester each have their distinct advantages when it comes to cartridge selection.

What Bullet for .308 Win?

Remington Core-Lokt 180-grain PSP RN. This load hits hard and makes a big hole.

  • Hornady Precision Hunter 178-grain ELD-X. This load is a top choice for long-range shots.
  • Barnes Vor-TX Tipped Triple Shock (TTSX) 150-grain.
  • Federal Fusion 150-grain MSR.
  • Hornady Custom Lite 125-grain SST.
  • Nosler Custom 165-grain AccuBond.
  • Is 308 the same as 762?

    There are some actual differences between .308 vs. 7.62. These differences include pressure, case dimensions, and chamber dimensions. 7.62 NATO is rated for a lower max pressure than .308 Winchester. 7.62 NATO’s rating is about 60,000 PSI, and .308 Win’s is 62,000. It’s not much of a difference, but it’s a difference.