Top Four Premium Hunting Ammo Choices for the .308 Win
By Kristin Alberts
Federal Premium, Sig Sauer, Hornady and Barnes performed admirably in both our hunting handgun and rifles. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Despite stiff competition from newer calibers, the .308 Winchester remains one of the most versatile hunting rounds on the market. Selecting a great .308 Win load to accompany your shooting may seem like a daunting task, which is why Guns.com is here to help.
We’ve selected four of our favorite .308 hunting options that work well in most firearm platforms, tackling everything from predators to big game.
1. Barnes Vor-TX
The TTSX used on the .308 Win rounds are blue polymer-tipped, spitzer boat tail, lead-free projectiles available in three different bullet weights. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Barnes Vor-TX is premium factory ammunition loaded with the company’s world-renowned projectiles. Whether hunting North America, Africa, or anywhere in between, Barnes has been there. The TSX bullets of the Vor-TX ammo offer maximum tissue and bone destruction while also bringing pass-through penetration and “devastating energy transfer.”
The Tipped Triple Shock, or TTSX, used on the .308 Win rounds are blue polymer-tipped, spitzer boat tail, lead-free projectiles. Barnes delivers three options in .308 Win Vor-TX TTSX:
130-grain .350 BC, 3,125 FPS at the muzzle
150-grain .440 BC, 2,900 FPS at the muzzle
165-grain, .470 BC,