What is the effective range of a 308 rifle?

308 an adequate cartridge out to 500 yards, but beyond that you’ll need to show me a bullet that will perform well at that distance. Before you say it, yes, I am aware that the . 308 has done decades of duty as the go-to sniper rifle cartridge for our military.

How far does a 308 drop at 200 yards?

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

How many inches does a 308 drop at 1000 yards?

372.1 inches

At 1,000 yards, the . 308 drops 372.1 inches.

How many inches does a .308 drop at 800 yards?

-237.19 inches
For the . 308 Winchester, 168-gr. Match load, the drop at 700 yards is -162.58 inches, and at 800 yards it’s -237.19 inches.

How far will a 308 shoot flat?

308 Winchester is quite capable of shooting to at least 1,000 yards. However, the effective range of a . 308 Winchester for North American game animals is between 300 and 400 yards. The range may be somewhat less depending on the size of the game animal you are hunting.

Is a 308 more powerful than a 270?

270 Winchester has a slightly higher maximum average pressure authorized by SAAMI (65,000psi vs 62,000psi for the . 308 Win).

What is a good ballistic coefficient for 308?

308 Winchester bullet has a BC of around . 248, whereas more streamlined and heavier 190-grain spire point boat tail . 308 bullets often have a BC exceeding . 495.

How far is 308 lethal?

308 would be lethal easily out to a mile. However, if we are talking about shooting that medium-size North American game like a whitetail deer, the distance would be much closer. In fact, I argue that the effective range of . 308 on deer is 300 yards.

Is 308 good for 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.

Which caliber is bigger 308 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

Both calibers are small enough for short-action rifles, and they are very similar in size. The . 308 Winchester is a little longer in the case (1.92” compared to 2.015”), while the 6.5 Creedmoor is longer overall (2.825” compared to 2.81”).

What should I zero my 308 at?

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.

Will a .308 go through body armor?

5. Will Level 3 Body Armor Stop a . 308 Winchester? Yes, a NIJ Level III body armor plate will stop a 7.62 x 51mm bullet from penetration.

Will a 308 take down a grizzly?

308 Winchester round can take down a grizzly bear. In fact, it’s even been used by hunters in Alaska to take down this big, brown bear for years.

What can a .308 take down?

308 is routinely used for whitetail and mule deer, black bear, caribou, pronghorn, wild hogs, and elk. It is also usable on moose if you need it to be and with the right loads. The . 308 is also a popular hunting caliber in other continents such as South America, Europe, and Africa.

Is a 308 or 30.06 more powerful?

308 Winchester will perform as much as 15% better in terms of velocity, energy, and trajectory, than will most 220-grain bullets fired from a . 30/06.

How far does a 30-06 bullet drop at 300 yards?

30-06 Springfield~ 165 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Bullet Path (inches)
200 2454.5 0.0
300 2291.4 -7.56
400 2134.4 -21.74
500 1983.8 -43.58

What will stop a 308 bullet?

Level III polyethylene plates are ultra-lightweight and can stop rifle bullets up to and including 7.62mm/. 308 caliber.

What thickness of steel will stop a 308?

Magnum handgun calibers will leave deep dents, and may even penetrate the relatively soft mild steel. At 100 yards, centerfire rifle calibers such 308 will fully penetrate 1/2” mild steel, and lesser calibers will leave deep craters.

Will a 12 gauge slug stop a grizzly?

It is a common misconception that shotgun ammunition is a good way to chase away a bear. In reality, target or bird-hunting shot is an ineffective solution that often leads to unnecessary outcomes. Bears have relatively thin skin and shotgun ammunition can be extremely harmful and even lethal.

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.

Can a 308 take down a grizzly?

Is a 308 overkill a deer?

These calibers aren’t “overkill” as long as you can put shots on target. But an afternoon of practice at the range with a . 308 Win. will always be less comfortable than with a 6.5 Creedmoor. These medium-sized calibers are more than capable of taking down deer.

What caliber snipers use?

The most popular military sniper rifles (in terms of numbers in service) are chambered for 7.62 mm (0.30 inch) caliber ammunition, such as 7.62×51mm and 7.62×54mm R.

How much will a 30-06 drop at 400 yards?

What is the best barrel length for 308?

Our experience has shown that for a . 308 caliber tactical rifle with the overall rifle weight and shooting distances mentioned earlier, a barrel of 24-27″ is optimum in one of the fairly heavy contours we discussed.