Is 308 good for long range hunting?
308 is an adequate long-range cartridge, there are better ones in existence. Certain styles of rifle competition, like Palma, restrict competitors to using certain cartridges. In the case of Palma, competitors must choose between using . 223 or .
How far can a .308 shoot accurately?
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.
What is the best long range 308 round?
The 6 Best Big-Game Loads for the . 308 Winchester
- Remington Core-Lokt 180-grain PSP RN. This load hits hard and makes a big hole.
- Hornady Precision Hunter 178-grain ELD-X.
- Barnes Vor-TX Tipped Triple Shock (TTSX) 150-grain.
- Federal Fusion 150-grain MSR.
- Hornady Custom Lite 125-grain SST.
- Nosler Custom 165-grain AccuBond.
How effective is 308?
308 is effective to about 500 yards out. This is not an effective longer action cartridge. Some shooters complain that this cartridge has a less flat shot than similar cartridges. However, this can be affected by grain weight.
What is the best ammo for hunting 308?
– Bullet Type: Nosler AccuBond – Bullet Weight: 165 grains – Ballistic Coefficient (G1): .485 – Muzzle Velocity: 2,850 feet per second
What can you hunt with a 308?
Your .308 Winchester rifle can be used to reliably take medium and large game such as caribou, cougar, coyote, deer, elk, goat, pronghorn, sheep, wolf, black bear, and wild boar. Moose, bison, and brown bear may require a more powerful cartridge.
What is the maximum effective range of a 308 rifle?
The US Army preaches an 800 meter maximum effective range for the .308, the USMC preaches a 1000 yard (915 meter) max effective range. While we have made hits at 1000+ meters with the .308, we tend to agree with the Army and indicate that 800 meters is about the max limit for RELIABLE hits in all but extreme weather conditions.
Is 308 good for hunting?
Outside the tactical realm, .308 is a really good hunting round for medium to large game. It’s a safe bet that .308 (along with .30-30 and .30-06) has accounted for more North American game than all of the other calibers combined. I don’t think I’d go elephant hunting with it, but I’d feel confident using it on most large game.