While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.
The .308 Winchester and the .30-06 Springfield are very similar in performance level, and both are readily available and economical to shoot, so which cartridge prevails?
Both cartridges are easy to shoot, can be housed in lightweight, easy-to-carry rifles and neither require a long barrel length to get the best performance. Which is the smarter choice for the modern hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
We put two short-action gems up against one another: the .308 Winchester, a time-proven veteran with 70-plus years of hunting experience, and the 6.5 PRC, a relative newcomer that is quickly gaining favor in the hunting fields and target range.
SIG Sauer has announced that it will be expanding its SIG HT line of hunting ammunition with the addition of .308 Win. The new offering features an all-copper bullet that's designed to deliver deep penetration and maximum terminal ballistic performance.