Posted June 23, 2016 11:49 am by Comments

By Keith Wood


The .308 Winchester has been the go-to round for military and law enforcement precision shooting for the better part of a century. Is it really the best choice, though? We will take a look at some hard data and explore whether this standby cartridge is no longer the best choice for long-range precision shooting.

It’s impossible to explore the .308 without examining the role of its parent: the .30-06 Springfield. The .30-03 and later .30-06 were born out of the U.S. military’s experience in the Spanish-American War, where it found itself out-gunned by 7x57mm Mauser-wielding enemy troops. Warfare was in a state of massive transition in those days with smokeless powder replacing black, trucks replacing horses, and the emergence of combat aircraft on the near horizon.

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Source:: Guns and Ammo

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