Best answer: Which 308 ammo should I buy?

308/7.62×51 NATO cartridge is an excellent choice for hitting targets well beyond the 300-yard range. A 165 grain . 308 bullet with a velocity of 2,820 FPS should be able to effectively hit targets (assuming you have sighted optics and are adjusting for distance, wind, etc.)

What grain bullet should I use for 308?

The . 308 made its reputation as a deadly-reliable medium game killer with bullet weights from 150 to 180 grains. The hunter armed with a . 308 with quality optics and loaded with good factory ammo or hand-loads in the 150 – 180 grain range, is ready for any medium to large non-dangerous game in the world.

What grain 308 do snipers use?

308 caliber, 168-grain Sierra MatchKing boat tail hollow point (BTHP) cartridge. As recently as the 2007 American Sniper Association Annual Report, the . 308 caliber, 168-grain MatchKing BTHP was cited as being the “preferred ammunition” for police snipers “based primarily on its accuracy and consistency”.

What is the strongest .308 round?

The Liberty Ammunition . 308 Win. is the fastest at 3,500 FPS, and exits a rifle with a muzzle energy of 2,700 FPE. This lead-free copper monolithic, fragmenting hollow-point Liberty Ammunition round is the next generation of one of the most popular hunting and long range rounds in existence.

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How far is 308 accurate to?

The US Army preaches an 800 meter maximum effective range for the . 308, the USMC preaches a 1000 yard (915 meter) max effective range.

Do Snipers use hollow points?

The Boat Tail Hollow Point (otherwise known as the open tip match or OTM) is used extensively by military snipers. The bullet is teardrop shaped to reduce drag compared to flat based rounds.

Whats better .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

The superior ballistic coefficient of the 6.5 Creedmoor helps give the cartridge a moderate advantage over the . 308 Winchester in terms of wind drift. At 500 yards, the . 308 Winchester E-Tip and ELD-X loads drift 2.3″ and 3.3″ more respectively than the comparable 6.5 loads.

Are there different types of .308 ammo?

. 308 bullet types have evolved over the years with many variations including bonded, poly and ballistic tips. The NATO standard and standard of shooters the world over, the standard full metal jacket bullet is the bread and butter of all shooters.

Are 7.62 x51 and 308 interchangeable?

7.62 NATO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? From an external dimension standpoint, the . 308 Winchester cartridge case and the 7.62 NATO (7.62 x 51 mm) are the same thing.

What does the 8 in .308 mean?

Bullet diameter. 0.308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter. 0.3433 in (8.72 mm) Shoulder diameter.

Is Varget good for 308?

Varget is the perfect powder for shooting the 223 Remington with heavy bullets in competitive matches. Outstanding performance and velocity can be obtained in such popular cartridges as the 22-250 Remington, 308 Winchester, 30-06, 375 H&H and many more. Available in 1 lb.

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Which vihtavuori powder for 308?

Vihtavuori N550 – powerful loads for hunting

308 Win. calibers in the late 90’s. The N550 is an ideal fit for many of the 30 caliber magnums with lighter bullets, but also useful across a wide range of bore sizes in various shooting disciplines. It is an excellent powder for .

How many grains are in a pound of powder?

One pound of gunpowder has 7,000 grains of powder no matter which type of powder you are using.