Why Is 308 So Popular?

How much does a 308 drop at 100 yards?

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At what distance should I zero my 308?

308 Winchester 2,800 fps, we’d have to aim 369 inches above a 1,000-yard target to drop our bullet on it. That’s 30.75 feet of drop. At a more common, reasonable hunting range of 300 yards that drop would “only” be about 23 inches. Meaning if you aimed a foot over the deer’s back, you might hit it in the heart.

How far will a 308 kill a deer?

300 yards308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards. The .

Does a .308 have less recoil than a 30 06?

308 will generate about 16 lbs of recoil at about 2700 fps muzzle vel, while the 30-06 will run about 17 1/2 lbs at about 2850 fps. Not a great difference but enough to notice. The other advantage is the shorter action, which typically results in a slightly quicker follow up shot.

How far can a 308 shoot?

around 1000 yardsIt’s said, that for even a good shooter the maximum range for a 308 is said to be around 1000 yards (914m). To emphasize the point the US Army gives the maximum range of about 875 yards (800m) and the US.

Is a 308 or 270 more powerful?

308 Winchester certainly has an edge over the . 270 when shooting 150gr bullets, the 130gr . 270 load has more energy remaining and shoots flatter (the . 308 has 15-20″ more bullet drop) at 500 yards than both .

Will a 308 kill a grizzly?

If your plan is to shoot a charging grizzly at 20 paces you do not merely need the perfect North American big game cartridge, you need a specialized, dangerous game cartridge and rifle setup. If you hope to hunt and then shoot a big bear at a reasonable distance, the . 308 will kill him just like it will kill an elk.

Should I buy a 308 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

6.5 Creedmoor trades some bullet weight for increased velocity, resulting in a kinetic energy disadvantage versus 308 Win at ranges under 400 yards. The difference tilts significantly in . 308 Win’s favor up close — for hunting under 100 yards, it brings much better potential for a one-shot takedown on large game.

Why 308 is the best?

308 is the best all-purpose round available. It works in every major assault weapons system, it is compatible with belt-fed weapons, it still functions well as a sniper weapon, and it can be found just about everywhere.

Is 308 a sniper round?

The . 308 is by far the most popular sniping round, and for good reason. The . 308 is not punishing to shoot, has excellent terminal ballistics, behaves predictably in the wind, and perhaps most important is that it is consistent.

Is the 308 outdated?

308 saying it is outdated and not as reliable as some of the other long range, big game rounds and rifles. Their review states that after about 300 yards or just over it starts to loose its accuracy do to the projectile and velocity it is fired at. It just doesn’t have the grain load capacity of other rounds.

Why does the military use .308 instead of 3006?

308 is a better long range round as far as accuracy is concerned. At the short(er) range that most police forces are going to be looking at, a 30-06 would probably work fine, but the wide military usage of the . 308 round makes it familiar.

Do Snipers use 308?

you have to remember that the U.S. military dictates what rifle is to be used, but it is true that many sharpshooters, long range target shooters use the . 308.

Why is the 308 used for sniping?

308 round, also known as the 7.62 NATO round, is fairly readily available through our supply depots, and that of our allies, throughout the World. It is much more effective at extended ranges than, for example, the M16/M4 5.56 NATO round. The same rationale applies to the ultra long range .

Is a 308 or 30 06 More Powerful?

What the disparity in case capacity leads to is a slight edge in terms of velocity to the . 30-06, though it isn’t a ridiculous difference; a . 30-06 cartridge with the same grain weight of the same projectile will usually only propel said bullet with an extra 100 to 150 feet per second over . 308 Winchester.