What is the heaviest grain bullet for a 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.
Can I shoot NATO rounds in my 308?
If you have a modern . 308 Win. rifle, you should be fine firing any modern commercial . 308 Win. or 7.62 NATO ammo.
Is 308 enough for elk?
308 is inadequate for elk at any range. But the extra velocity of the magnum only lasts about 100 yards. By the time a factory-loaded 180-grain spitzer travels 100 yards, it’s down to around 2,700 fps.
What will a 308 take down?
308 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.
Is 308 good for grizzly bear?
308s are powerful enough for grizzly bears in a technical sense. They offer the right mix of stopping power and low recoil, making it a viable option when you come face to face with this animal. However, grizzlies are very tough and might require multiple shots from a . 308.
What’s better 6.5 Creedmoor or 308?
The 6.5 Creedmoor is clearly a ballistically better cartridge than 308. The 308 was designed in 1952 for a semi-automatic military rifle, while the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed in 2007 for better long range target performance in a bolt action rifle.
Does the Army still use 308?
308 was relegated to specialized duty as a sniper cartridge where it served (and continues to serve) admirably in the Marine Corps’ M40 series and the army’s M24, as well as in various autoloading sniper rifles. Though many units across the U.S. military have transitioned to the . 300 Winchester and .