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308 Winchester / Various Ballistics:
Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

Winchester Ammunition, 308 Winchester:
Winchester
Bullet
Type:
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. Lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
250 Yds.
PDX1 Defender 120 .256 2,850 2,164 0 - 4.1" - 8.8"
Full Metal Jacket 147 .415 2,800 2,559 0 - 3.7" - 7.8"
Ballistic Silvertip 150 .435 2,810 2,629 0 - 3.7" - 7.7"
E-Tip 150 .469 2,810 2,629 0 - 3.6" - 7.5"
Power Core 150 .344 2,820 2,648 0 - 3.9" - 8.1"
Power Max 150 .325 2,820 2,648 0 - 3.9" - 8.3"
Power Point 150 .294 2,820 2,648 0 - 4.0" - 8.6"
Razorback XT 150 .344 2,810 2,629 0 - 3.9" - 8.2"
XP3 150 .437 2,825 2,658 0 - 3.6" - 7.6"
Balistic Silvertip 168 .474 2,670 2,659 0 - 4.2" - 8.6"
Match 168 .453 2,680 2,679 0 - 4.2" - 8.6"
Power Point 180 .382 2,620 2,743 0 - 4.6" - 9.6"

Hornady Factory Ammunition Ballistics:
308 Win., TAP FPD, 110 Grain Bullet:
3,165 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,446 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.

308 Win. Ballistics:
Rifle Barrel Length: 24 Inches.
Ammuntion: Hornady, 308 Win., TAP FPD, 110 Grain Bullet.
Bullet Diameter: .308 Inch.
Bullet Weight: 110 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coeffecient: .290.
Note: FPS. = Feet Per Second, FT. LBS. = Foot Pounds & IN. = Inches.
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,165
2,830
2,519
2,228
1,959
1,708
FPS.
Bullet Energy:
2,446
1,956
1,549
1,212
935
712
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.4"
0"
- 6.9"
- 20.9"
- 44.1"
IN.
308 Win., Customlite, 125 Grain SST Bullet:
2,675 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 1,986 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance, 150 Grain GMX Bullet:
2940 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,878 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformace, 150 Grain Interbond Bullet:
3,000 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,997 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., 150 Grain Interlock Boat Tail Spire Point Bullet:
2,820 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,648 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., 150 Grain SST Bullet:
2,820 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,648 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformace, 150 Grain SST Bullet:
3,000 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,997 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win. Ballistics:
Rifle Barrel Length: 24 Inches.
Ammuntion: Hornady, 308 Win., Superformace, 150 Grain SST Bullet.
Bullet Diameter: .308 Inch.
Bullet Weight: 150 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coeffecient: .415.
Note: FPS. = Feet Per Second, FT. LBS. = Foot Pounds & IN. = Inches.
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,000
2,772
2,555
2,348
2,151
1,963
FPS.
Bullet Energy:
2,997
2,558
2,173
1,836
1,540
1,282
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.5"
0"
- 6.9"
- 20.0"
- 40.7"
IN.
308 Win., Match, 155 Grain A-Max Bullet:
2,850 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,795 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Steel Match, 155 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Bullet:
2,610 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,344 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Match, 155 Grain OTM Bullet:
2,775 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,650 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., TAP FPD, 155 Grain Bullet:
2,785 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,669 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance, 165 Grain GMX Bullet:
2,750 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,770 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance, 165 Grain Interbond Bullet:
2,840 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,955 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., 165 Grain Interlock Boat Tail Spire Point Bullet:
2,700 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,670 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance, 165 Grain SST Bullet:
2,840 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,955 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win. Ballistics:
Rifle Barrel Length: 24 Inches.
Ammuntion: Hornady, 308 Win., Superformace, 165 Grain SST Bullet.
Bullet Diameter: .308 Inch.
Bullet Weight: 165 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coeffecient: .447.
Note: FPS. = Feet Per Second, FT. LBS. = Foot Pounds & IN. = Inches.
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
2,840
2,635
2,439
2,252
2,079
1,902
FPS.
Bullet Energy:
2,955
2,544
2,180
1,858
1,574
1,325
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.8"
0"
- 7.6"
- 22.1"
- 44.7"
IN.
308 Win., 168 Grain A-Max Bullet:
2,700 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,719 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance Match, 168 Grain A-Max Bullet:
2,840 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 3,008 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Match, 168 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Bullet:
2,700 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,719 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., TAP FPD, 168 Grain Bullet:
2,700 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,719 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Z-MAX, 168 Grain Bullet:
2,700 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,719 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Match, 178 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Bullet:
2,600 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 2,672 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.
308 Win., Superformance Match, 178 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Bullet:
2,775 Feet Per Second Muzzle Velocity, 3,043 Foot Pounds Muzzle Energy.


308 Winchester:
Reloading
Hunting & Ballistics
Various Ballistics

Rifle Ballistics:
.30" Caliber
Hunting Ballistics:
223 Rem.
243 Win.
25-06 Rem.
6.5 x 55mm
270 Win.
7mm Rem. Mag.
30-30 Win.
308 Win.
30-06 Sprg.
300 Win. Mag.

The Hunter's Guide To Ballistics:
Caldwell Stable Table
Caldwell Lead Sled Plus Recoil Reducing Rifle Rest
Caldwell Ultimate Target Stand With Target Backer

Factory Ammunition Ballistics:
 The below 308 Winchester rifle ballistics table will give rifle cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, velocity measured in feet per second, energy measured in foot pounds, trajectory measured in inches and rifle recoil energy measured in foot pounds based on a fully loaded and scoped 8.5 pound, 24" barrel length rifle with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Rifle Ballistics Table Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
308 Winchester Factory Ammunition Ballistics Table
Centerfire Rifle Cartridge /
Cartridge Manufacturer;
CB=Cor-Bon, F=Federal,
H=Hornady, N=Nosler,
R=Remington, W=Winchester
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Recoil
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
300 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
400 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
500 Yds.
308 Winchester / H 110 .290 3,165 2,447 11.62 0 - 2.9" - 11.2" - 26.6" - 51.2"
308 Winchester / W 120 .256 2,850 2,164 11.47 0 - 4.1" - 15.7" - 37.2" - 72.4"
308 Winchester / N 125 .366 3,175 2,798 13.97 0 - 2.6" - 10.2" - 23.7" - 44.6"
308 Winchester / CB 130 .340 3,000 2,598 13.66 0 - 3.2" - 12.2" - 28.2" - 53.1"
308 Winchester / W 147 .415 2,800 2,559 14.77 0 - 3.7" - 13.6" - 30.9" - 57.0"
308 Winchester / H 150 .415 3,000 2,997 16.75 0 - 3.0" - 11.4" - 26.1" - 48.3"
308 Winchester / H 155 .435 2,865 2,825 16.58 0 - 3.4" - 12.7" - 28.8" - 52.9"
308 Winchester / H 165 .447 2,840 2,955 17.95 0 - 3.5" - 12.9" - 29.2" - 53.5"
308 Winchester / W 168 .474 2,670 2,659 17.05 0 - 4.2" - 14.9" - 33.2" - 60.6"
308 Winchester / F 170 .284 2,000 1,510 12.12 0 - 10.0" - 35.4" - 81.0" - 152.6"
308 Winchester / F 175 .505 2,600 2,627 17.64 0 - 4.4" - 15.6" - 34.7" - 63.0"
308 Winchester / H 178 .530 2,775 3,043 19.83 0 - 3.6" - 13.1" - 29.3" - 53.2"
308 Winchester / R 180 .402 2,620 2,743 18.76 0 - 4.6" - 16.3" - 36.8" - 67.8"
308 Winchester Predator Hunting Ballistics Table
Predator Hunting:
 A rifle chambered for the 308 Winchester cartridge is a good choice for predator hunting when the correct ammunition is selected, the 125 grain bullet loading of Noslers offers a flat trajectory with good down-range bullet energy for hunting predators such as bobcat, cougar, coyote and fox. The below ballistics table was derived from a rifle barrel length of 24", with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Rifle Ballistics Table Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
Nosler, Custom, 308 Winchester Ammunition:
Bullet Diameter:
.308".
Bullet Weight: 125 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .366.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,175 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,798 Foot Pounds.
Rifle Zero: 50 Yards.
Bullet 50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / Feet Per Second 3,039 2,907 2,779 2,655 2,534 2,417 2,302 2,191 2,082 1,977
Energy / Foot Pounds 2,563 2,345 2,144 1,957 1,783 1,621 1,471 1,332 1,204 1,085
Trajectory / Inches 0 + 0.5 + 0.1 - 1.5 - 4.4 - 8.6 - 14.3 - 21.6 - 30.7 - 41.9
308 Winchester Deer Hunting Ballistics Table
Deer Hunting:
 A rifle chambered for the 308 Winchester cartridge is a good choice for deer hunting when the correct ammunition is selected, the 150 grain bullet loading of Hornadys offers a flat trajectory with good down-range bullet energy for various larger animals such as antelope, black bear, blacktail deer, hogs, javelina, mule deer, whitetail deer and wild pigs. The below ballistics table was derived from a rifle barrel length of 24", with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Rifle Ballistics Table Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
Hornady, Superformance, 308 Winchester Ammunition:
Bullet Diameter:
.308".
Bullet Weight: 150 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .415.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,000 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,997 Foot Pounds.
Rifle Zero: 50 Yards.
Bullet 50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / Feet Per Second 2,884 2,772 2,663 2,556 2,452 2,350 2,250 2,153 2,058 1,966
Energy / Foot Pounds 2,771 2,559 2,361 2,176 2,002 1,839 1,686 1,543 1,410 1,287
Trajectory / Inches 0 + 0.4 - 0.2 - 2.2 - 5.4 - 10.1 - 16.4 - 24.3 - 34.2 - 46.1
308 Winchester Elk Hunting Ballistics Table
Elk Hunting:
 A rifle chambered for the 308 Winchester cartridge is a good choice for elk hunting when the correct ammunition is selected, the 165 grain bullet loading of Hornadys offers a flat trajectory with good down-range bullet energy for various large animals such as bison, caribou, elk, goat, moose, musk ox and sheep. The below ballistics table was derived from a rifle barrel length of 24", with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Rifle Ballistics Table Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
Hornady, Superformance, 308 Winchester Ammunition:
Bullet Diameter:
.308".
Bullet Weight: 165 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .447.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,840 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,955 Foot Pounds.
Rifle Zero: 50 Yards.
Bullet 50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / Feet Per Second 2,736 2,636 2,537 2,440 2,346 2,253 2,163 2,075 1,988 1,904
Energy / Foot Pounds 2,743 2,545 2,358 2,182 2,016 1,860 1,714 1,577 1,448 1,329
Trajectory / Inches 0 + 0.3 - 0.6 - 2.9 - 6.6 - 11.9 - 19.0 - 27.9 - 38.8 - 51.9
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