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308 Winchester Ballistics Table

308 Winchester Factory Ammunition Ballistics Table:
 308 Winchester ammunition manufacturers offer a large variety of loadings with various bullet weights for hunters, which makes the .308" bullet a good choice for a large variety of hunting situations as it offers good down-range hunting ballistics. The below 308 Win. rifle ballistics table will give rifle cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, bullet velocity measured in feet per second, bullet energy measured in foot pounds, bullet drop measured in inches with 100 yard sight-in value 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
Cartridge
Manufacturer
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Sectional
Density
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.
Hornady 110 .166 .290 3,165 2,447 11.62 0 - 2.9" - 11.2" - 26.6" - 51.2"
Winchester 120 .180 .256 2,850 2,164 11.47 0 - 4.1" - 15.7" - 37.2" - 72.4"
Nosler 125 .188 .366 3,175 2,798 13.97 0 - 2.6" - 10.2" - 23.7" - 44.6"
Cor-Bon 130 .196 .340 3,000 2,598 13.66 0 - 3.2" - 12.2" - 28.2" - 53.1"
Winchester 147 .221 .415 2,800 2,559 14.77 0 - 3.7" - 13.6" - 30.9" - 57.0"
Hornady 150 .226 .415 3,000 2,997 16.75 0 - 3.0" - 11.4" - 26.1" - 48.3"
Hornady 155 .233 .435 2,865 2,825 16.58 0 - 3.4" - 12.7" - 28.8" - 52.9"
Hornady 165 .248 .447 2,840 2,955 17.95 0 - 3.5" - 12.9" - 29.2" - 53.5"
Winchester 168 .253 .474 2,670 2,659 17.05 0 - 4.2" - 14.9" - 33.2" - 60.6"
Federal 170 .257 .284 2,000 1,510 12.12 0 - 10.0" - 35.4" - 81.0" - 152.6"
Federal 175 .264 .505 2,600 2,627 17.64 0 - 4.4" - 15.6" - 34.7" - 63.0"
Hornady 178 .268 .530 2,775 3,043 19.83 0 - 3.6" - 13.1" - 29.3" - 53.2"
Remington 180 .271 .402 2,620 2,743 18.76 0 - 4.6" - 16.3" - 36.8" - 67.8"
308 Winchester Factory Ammunition Ballistics Charts:
 The very detailed below 308 Winchester rifle ballistics charts will give rifle cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, bullet velocity measured in feet per second, bullet energy measured in foot pounds and bullet trajectory measured in inches using a 50 yard sight-in value based on a fully loaded and scoped 8.5 pound, 24" barrel length rifle with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Note: Same Ammunition Used In This Ballistics Chart As In The Above Ballistics Table.
Rifle Ballistics Chart Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
Hornady, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 110 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .290.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,165 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,447 Foot Pounds.
110 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,994 2,830 2,672 2,520 2,373 2,230 2,092 1,960 1,832 1,711
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,189 1,956 1,744 1,551 1,375 1,215 1,069 938 820 715
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.5 - 0.1 - 1.8 - 5.0 - 9.7 - 16.2 - 24.6 - 35.3 - 48.6
Winchester, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 120 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .256.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,850 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,164 Foot Pounds.
120 Grain
Bullet @
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Yards
100
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150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,670 2,498 2,332 2,173 2,019 1,873 1,733 1,602 1,480 1,368
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,900 1,663 1,449 1,258 1,086 934 800 684 584 499
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.9 - 3.6 - 8.2 - 14.9 - 24.1 - 36.2 - 51.7 - 71.1
Nosler, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
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.
125 Grain
Bullet @
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Yards
100
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150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,039 2,907 2,779 2,655 2,534 2,417 2,302 2,191 2,082 1,977
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,563 2,345 2,144 1,957 1,783 1,621 1,471 1,332 1,204 1,085
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.5 + 0.1 - 1.5 - 4.4 - 8.6 - 14.3 - 21.6 - 30.7 - 41.9
Cor-Bon, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 130 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .340.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,000 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,598 Foot Pounds.
130 Grain
Bullet @
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Yards
100
Yards
150
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200
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250
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300
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350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,859 2,723 2,592 2,464 2,339 2,218 2,101 1,987 1,877 1,771
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,360 2,141 1,939 1,752 1,579 1,420 1,274 1,140 1,017 905
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.4 - 0.3 - 2.4 - 5.9 - 10.9 - 17.8 - 26.6 - 37.6 - 51.1
Winchester, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 147 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .415.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,800 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,559 Foot Pounds.
147 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,690 2,582 2,477 2,375 2,274 2,177 2,081 1,988 1,898 1,810
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,361 2,176 2,003 1,840 1,688 1,546 1,414 1,290 1,175 1,069
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.7 - 3.2 - 7.1 - 12.8 - 20.3 - 29.8 - 41.5 - 55.6
Hornady, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
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.
150 Grain
Bullet @
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100
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250
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300
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,884 2,772 2,663 2,556 2,452 2,350 2,250 2,153 2,058 1,966
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,771 2,559 2,361 2,176 2,002 1,839 1,686 1,543 1,410 1,287
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.4 - 0.2 - 2.2 - 5.4 - 10.1 - 16.4 - 24.3 - 34.2 - 46.1
Hornady, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 155 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .435.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,865 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,825 Foot Pounds.
155 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,758 2,654 2,552 2,453 2,355 2,260 2,167 2,076 1,987 1,901
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,618 2,424 2,241 2,070 1,909 1,758 1,616 1,483 1,359 1,244
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.5 - 2.8 - 6.4 - 11.7 - 18.6 - 27.4 - 38.2 - 51.2
Hornady, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
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.
165 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,736 2,636 2,537 2,440 2,346 2,253 2,163 2,075 1,988 1,904
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,743 2,545 2,358 2,182 2,016 1,860 1,714 1,577 1,448 1,329
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.6 - 2.9 - 6.6 - 11.9 - 19.0 - 27.9 - 38.8 - 51.9
Winchester, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 168 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .474.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,670 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,659 Foot Pounds.
168 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
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150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
Yards
450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,576 2,484 2,394 2,306 2,219 2,135 2,052 1,971 1,892 1,815
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,475 2,302 2,138 1,983 1,837 1,700 1,570 1,449 1,336 1,229
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.2 - 1.1 - 3.8 - 8.2 - 14.3 - 22.4 - 32.5 - 44.9 - 59.7
Federal, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 170 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .284.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,000 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,510 Foot Pounds.
170 Grain
Bullet @
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100
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150
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250
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300
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400
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 1,868 1,742 1,623 1,511 1,407 1,312 1,228 1,157 1,097 1,048
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,317 1,146 994 862 747 650 570 505 454 415
Trajectory / IN. 0 - 1.0 - 4.9 - 12.1 - 23.1 - 38.4 - 58.9 - 85.1 - 117.8 - 157.7
Federal, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 175 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .505.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,600 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,627 Foot Pounds.
175 Grain
Bullet @
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Yards
100
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150
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200
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300
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350
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400
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,513 2,428 2,344 2,262 2,182 2,103 2,026 1,951 1,877 1,806
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,454 2,290 2,135 1,989 1,850 1,719 1,595 1,479 1,369 1,267
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.1 - 1.3 - 4.2 - 8.8 - 15.3 - 23.8 - 34.3 - 47.2 - 62.5
Hornady, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 178 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .530.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,775 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 3,043 Foot Pounds.
178 Grain
Bullet @
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100
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150
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300
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350
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,689 2,604 2,522 2,440 2,360 2,282 2,205 2,130 2,056 1,983
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,857 2,681 2,513 2,354 2,202 2,058 1,922 1,792 1,670 1,554
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.7 - 3.1 - 6.9 - 12.3 - 19.3 - 28.2 - 38.9 - 51.7
Remington, 308 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .308".
Bullet Weight: 180 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .402.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,620 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,743 Foot Pounds.
180 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
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150
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200
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250
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300
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350
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400
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450
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500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,510 2,404 2,300 2,198 2,099 2,003 1,909 1,818 1,730 1,646
Energy / FT.LBS. 2,519 2,309 2,114 1,931 1,761 1,603 1,456 1,321 1,197 1,083
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.1 - 1.3 - 4.3 - 9.2 - 16.0 - 25.0 - 36.4 - 50.4 - 67.3