308 Win.

308 Winchester casing
308 Winchester Ecostrike bullet in 9,7g
Kalahari Kula 1336 Bullet
308 Winchester full metal jacket bullet in 9,7g
308 Winchester Oryx bullet in 10,7g
308 Winchester A-Frame bullet in 10,7g
308 Winchester Tipstrike bullet in 11,0g
308 Winchester Plastic Point bullet in 11,7g
308 Winchester Alaska bullet in 11,7g
308 Winchester Vulkan bullet in 11,7g
308 Winchester Oryx bullet in 11,7g
Bondstrike Bullet
Norma FMJ 150 gr
Weight
9.7 g / 150 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.423

Norma FMJ 150 gr

Norma FMJ 150 gr
Product number
#20176220

​​Velocity

V0 810 m/s 2657 f/s
V100 741 m/s 2449 f/s
V200 675 m/s 2251 f/s
V300 613 m/s 2062 f/s

Energy

E0 3183 J 2352 ft.-lb.
E100 2664 J 1999 ft.-lb.
E200 2212 J 1688 ft.-lb.
E300 1823 J 1417 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

100 m 100 yds 28 mm 0.8 in
200 m 200 yds 118 mm 3.4 in
300 m 300 yds 278 mm 8.1 in

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

50 m 80 m 100 m 150 m 200 m 300 m
80 -3 -7 -55 -153 -514
100 0 5 -45 -139 -494
150 16 29 30 -79 -404
200 35 61 70 59 -286

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds 300 yds
50 0.3 -0.9 -3.7 -14.5
100 -0.1 -1.3 -4.2 -15.3
150 0.3 0.9 -2.5 -12.7
200 0.9 2.1 1.8 -9

308 Win.

This is the sporting version of 7,62x51mm NATO. It was introduced by Winchester in 1952 - only a year after the new NATO cartridge. As most other military cartridges it was expected to become popular for hunting quickly and Winchester wisely decided to make a civilian version with their name.

The purpose of the new military design was to make a more compact cartridge with a quicker cycle rate than the .30-06, and enabling a soldier to carry more rounds. It also has excellent accuracy potential and is favored by many target shooters. As the .308 Winchester fits into short bolt actions and delivers almost the same energy as the .30-06 with medium weight bullets it has become one of the most popular cartridges in the world.

The case capacity is not suited to bullets much heavier than 180 grains, however, and accordingly some hunters finds it too light for the largest species like the big bears. It is important to know that the .308 Winchester is not entirely identical to the 7,62 NATO in all dimensions due to differences in tolerances, and some rifle chambers cannot handle military ammunition.