308 Winchester Ammo For Sale

The .308 Winchester is a great hunting round, suitable for most North American game, from deer to bear. It is also used in military, law enforcement and long-range target shooting applications with great success. Learn More

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  1. Fiocchi 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain SPBT Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign-made Hunting
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2671 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Fiocchi SKU 308D
    • UPC 762344710358
  2. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2649 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8090
    • UPC 090255380903
  3. Remington 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain PSP Ammunition

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    $19.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Hunting
    • 100¢ to $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2648 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Remington SKU R308W1
    • UPC 047700056005
  4. Fiocchi 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain SPBT Ammunition

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    $19.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign-made Hunting
    • 100¢ to $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • 2620 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Fiocchi SKU 308C
    • UPC 762344710174
  5. Remington 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $200.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Range
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • 2609 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2644 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Remington SKU RM308W8
    • UPC 047700396514
  6. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 500 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $519.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.04 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 50029465097092
  7. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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    $20.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2702 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F308FS3
    • UPC 029465097967
  8. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2650 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F308FS1
    • UPC 029465097943
  9. Federal 7.62x51mm Ammo - 200 Rounds of 168 Grain OTM Ammunition

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    $214.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.07 to $1.08 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU A76251M1A
    • UPC 20029465060408
  10. Federal 7.62x51mm Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain OTM Ammunition

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    $21.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU A76251M1A
    • UPC 029465060404
  11. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2671 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F308FS2
    • UPC 029465097950
  12. Hornady American Whitetail 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain InterLock SP Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2670 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80904
    • UPC 090255809046
  13. Remington 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $22.25 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Range
    • $1.11 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Remington SKU RM308W8
    • UPC 047700396507
  14. Winchester 7.62x51mm Ammo - 20 Rounds of 147 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $22.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Range
    • $1.12 Cost Per Round
    • 2800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Winchester SKU Q3130
    • UPC 020892201873
  15. Fiocchi 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain Game King HPBT Ammunition

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    $22.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign-made Range
    • $1.12 Cost Per Round
    • 2675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2622 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Fiocchi SKU 308GKB
    • UPC 762344704302
  16. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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    $22.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.12 Cost Per Round
    • 2770 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2555 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F308MSR1
    • UPC 029465064082
  17. Fiocchi 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 150 Grain SST Polymer Tip Ammunition

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    $225.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign-made Hunting
    • $1.13 Cost Per Round
    • 2860 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2724 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Fiocchi SKU 308HSA
    • UPC 762344861036
  18. Remington 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    62 In stock now
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    $22.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Range
    • $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • 2680 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2678 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Remington SKU RM308W7
    • UPC 047700068206
  19. Winchester 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 147 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $23.50 Price
    • $23.25 each if you buy 3 -  save 1%
    • $23.00 each if you buy 10 -  save 2%

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Range
    • $1.15 to $1.18 Cost Per Round
    • 2800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2559 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Winchester SKU USA3081
    • UPC 020892212633
  20. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    59 In stock now
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    $239.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.20 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 029465589332
  21. Australian Defense Industries 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $24.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Australian Outback

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Australian Outback
    • Foreign-made Range
    • $1.23 Cost Per Round
    • 2791 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Australian Outback SKU AOB308SMK
  22. 308 - 168 Grain A-Max - Hornady BLACK - 20 Rounds

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2719 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80971
    • UPC 090255809718
  23. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    79 In stock now
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    $26.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.30 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 029465089337
  24. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SST Ammunition

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    $26.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2648 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8093
    • UPC 090255380934
  25. Federal Gold Medal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 185 Grain Berger Juggernaut OTM Ammunition

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    $26.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2777 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308BH185
    • UPC 604544624076
  26. Hornady Critical Defense 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 155 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    $274.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.37 to $1.38 Cost Per Round
    • 2785 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2669 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80920
    • UPC 10090255809203
  27. Barnes Precision Match 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain OTM Ammunition

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    $27.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Barnes

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Barnes
    • American-made Range
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Barnes SKU 30818
    • UPC 716876150885
  28. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 178 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $28.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2672 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8105
    • UPC 090255381054
  29. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain Gold Medal Match HPBT Ammunition

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    $28.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.43 Cost Per Round
    • 2627 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU GM762M2
    • UPC 029465060640
  30. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M2
    • UPC 029465091729
  31. Winchester 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2810 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2629 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Winchester SKU SBST308
    • UPC 020892210349
  32. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 155 Grain OTM Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2775 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2650 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8087N
    • UPC 090255697575
  33. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 178 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2775 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3043 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8077
    • UPC 090255380774
  34. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2719 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8097
    • UPC 090255380972
  35. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain Barnes TSX Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.45 to $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2573 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P308H
    • UPC 029465098520
  36. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SST Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1986 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80866
    • UPC 090255808667
  37. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SST Ammunition

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2997 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80933
    • UPC 00090255809336
  38. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain Trophy Bonded Tip Ammunition

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2671 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P308TT2
    • UPC 029465099572
  39. Federal Vital-Shok 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain Trophy Bonded Tip Ammunition

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 2620 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2743 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P308TT1
    • UPC 029465099510
  40. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Barnes TSX Ammunition

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    $31.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2650 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P308V
    • UPC 029465097189
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In 1952, the .308 Winchester was released for the iconic Winchester Model 70 bolt action rifle. This rimless and bottleneck-style cartridge was based on the 7.62x51mm NATO, and was released to the public two years before NATO adopted the 7.62x51mm.

The Beginning of the 308 Winchester

It is commonly misunderstood that the 7.62x51mm is interchangeable with the .308 Winchester. This is not true, as the modern .308 Winchester cartridge generates higher pressures than seen in the military 7.62x51mm. Indeed, the NATO round was developed based on the 308 Win. Therefore, .308 Winchester cartridges should not be fired in weapons chambered for the NATO 7.62x51mm.

The .308 Winchester cartridge was designed for hunting. In fact, it is the most popular short action round for big-game hunting in the entire world. It is able to harvest most game in North America, as well as a large portion of game in Africa, due to the efficiency of the bullet in delivering hydrostatic shock to the target. This happens especially well when expanding bullets are used – the Nosler Partition bullets and the Sellier & Bellot eXergy are great examples of high-performance bullets engineered specifically for hunting.

However, the value of 308 rounds are not limited to hunting. It’s also a popular round among target shooters, metallic silhouette shooters, palma rifle shooters, benchrest target shooters, metal matches, and military and police snipers and related uses. In addition to being the most popular big-game hunting round in the world, it is also the most popular hunting round in North America, bar none.

.308 Win as a Parent Round

In addition to the NATO 7.62x51mm, the 308 Winchester has served as a parent round for a variety of ammo. Some of the many cartridges developed using the .308 Winchester include:

  • .243 Winchester
  • .260 Remington
  • .307 Winchester
  • .358 Winchester
  • .338 Federal
  • .358 Winchester
  • 45 Raptor
  • 7mm-08 Remington

Because it shoots with great accuracy and recoil is manageable, police and military shooters consider the .308 Winchester to be a valuable component in their arsenals. The round is versatile and has been employed effectively in urban situations, yet it still offers the ability to engage human targets at ranges as far as 1,000 yards. The bullet weights for the .308 Winchester cartridge range between 150 and 180 grains, and muzzle velocities are in the range of 2,600 to 2,800 feet per second, which provide 2,600 to 2,800 foot pounds of muzzle energy.

For large numbers of sport shooters, the .308 Winchester is their go-to cartridge. It's currently used by PALMA competitors in their 800-, 900- and 1,000-yard events. It is also used by F-Class shooters for competitions at 1,000 yards. The USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) has a Multi-Gun, Heavy Metal class with very specific firearms requirements, one of them being that the smallest caliber size be 0.308." As a result of this and due to the number of AR-15 style rifles chambered for this round, the most frequently chosen cartridge is the .308 Winchester.

Genesis of the .308 Winchester

The genesis of the 308 Winchester round lies back in 1952. At that time, there were two big kids on the block – the .30-03 and the .30-06. They were in such great supply, thanks to their use during half a century of wars, that the average American not only knew how to shoot with them, but could also get them in bulk for a pittance. The round was designed by Winchester for weapons with shorter action for more reliable functioning in semi-automatic rifles. It was originally tested by the military before the modifications, making it the 7.62x51mm NATO two years later.

308 vs. 5.56 and 7.62x51mm NATO

These two rounds are so similar that many people think they’re interchangeable, but they’re not. While a 7.62x51mm NATO can physically be chambered into a weapon designed for a .308 Winchester (and vice versa), the pressure difference between the two rounds makes actually firing one from the other profoundly unsafe. The 308 is loaded at a much higher pressure than its military equivalent.

The 308 Winchester’s little brother started seeing far less action after the military switched away from the M16 to the far faster 5.56 round. After this, the .308 Win was primarily used as a sniper round in the Marine Corps, though it saw some use in the Army as well. By 1964, however, the round had all but disappeared from regular use in the United States military. It didn’t die out completely, however, seeing continued use as a long-range round. It’s primary use today is in specialty roles in the Marine Corps and competition shooting throughout the military.

Today, the 308 is one of the most readily available commercial rounds on the market – and that’s part of its appeal. Say, for example, you’re traveling and your bags get lost. Your ammo is gone. You won’t have any trouble at all replacing the rounds when you get to your destination. What’s more, because of the wide availability, it’s easy to stockpile 308 bulk ammo. For preppers, this is a Godsend. You can easily load up as much as you need of this powerful big-game round without having to worry about where you’re going to get more – at least not until the end of the world as we know it.

The .308 Win also has a lot of variety within the cartridge in terms of bullet weight. You can buy light bullets if you’re dealing with varmints, but heavier bullets are what make the round the go-to cartridge for big-game hunters. Specially bonded bullets pierce animal bone and even bulletproof glass. Most stores will have the 308 Winchester with the bullet load you need to accomplish just about any task. If they don’t have what you need, it can generally be ordered and quickly delivered.

Handloaders love the round, thanks to this versatility. Stores, online retailers, and catalogs have just about everything you can think of – as well as things you’d never even considered if you want to start handloading your own .308 Winchester cartridges.

Development of .308 ammo has continued since its introduction over 60 years ago, and it remains one of the primary rifle cartridges offered by ammunition manufacturers when they develop a new product line. Sellier & Bellot sell .308 Winchester topped with their eXergy and Nosler Partition bullets. Federal Premium Ammunition sells .308 Winchester in their Fusion line of hunting ammo and with the Nosler Ballistic Tip. Hornady sells its new TAP ammo in .308 for tactical applications, and their A-MAX Match ammunition for competitive shooters.

This has been a popular cartridge for sport shooters, hunters, and shooters with tactical applications for decades, make it common to find cheap .308 ammo. It is extremely accurate, the recoil is manageable, and it has a variety of ammunition available. Ultimately, it is the versatility that has made it perhaps the most popular round in the entire world.

While it’s not the best at anything, it’s darn good at just about everything – especially for those who want to own one or two rifles, rather than turn their gun cabinet into a Swiss army knife. This can be the one rifle to rule them all.

FAQ

What is 308 ammo?

When someone refers to .308 ammo (pronounced three-oh-eight), they’re referencing the .308 Winchester rifle cartridge. The round was released in 1952 for the Winchester Model 70 bolt action rifle and quickly became popular for hunting medium to large game. One of the United State’s most popular hunting rounds, the .308 Win is often used to hunt white-tailed deer, black bear, elk, and moose.

What caliber is a 308 Winchester?

The caliber (the technical term for a bullet’s diameter) of the .308 Winchester cartridge is .308-inch. This projectile sits in a rimless, bottlenecked casing and the total length of the round, projectile and all, is 2.800 inches.

What are the different types of 308 ammo?

There are a variety of .308 Win ammunition available today. Traditional full metal jacket (FMJ) cartridges are common, as are hollow point rounds, which are more likely to be used for hunting large game. Pointed soft-point (PSP) cartridges are also popular hunting rounds, as they offer greater accuracy over long distances. Specialty rounds, such as polymer-tipped and open tip match (OTM) ammo can also be found. Most .308 Win cartridges have brass or steel casings which house bullets that weigh between 100 and 200 grain (gr). Because of its popularity, shooters can often find .308 bulk ammo and many shooters handload their own rounds.

What is the difference between 308 Winchester and 7.62 NATO?

While the .308 Win and the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridges look alike, the rounds are different and, according to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI), not interchangeable. The .308 Win was released in 1952, two years before the US military adopted the 7.62 NATO. The two cartridges are loaded to different pressures, with the civilian .308 round at 62,000 pounds per square inch (psi), while the military 7.62 NATO is loaded to 50,000 copper units of pressure (CUP), which equates to an estimated 58,000 psi. There are also differences in the case thickness (with the 7.62 being thicker) and headspace (with the NATO being slightly larger).

What is the best .308 grain ammo?

The best .308 Win bullet weight depends on the shooter’s specific needs, including the environment they’re hunting in, the distance of their shots, and the game they’re trying to harvest. The most popular .308 Win rounds have bullet weights of 150 grain (gr), 165 gr, and 180 gr, both in commercial ammo and handloads and can all be used for hunting. Generally speaking, as the .308 bullet becomes heavier, it decreases in velocity and increases in muzzle energy.

What 308 ammo does the military use?

The US military does not use .308 Winchester ammunition. Instead, in 1954, the military adopted the 7.62x51mm NATO, a cartridge that was developed from the .308 Win, but has significant differences. The civilian round is loaded to a higher pressure than the military round, and the parent case features a smaller headspace and thinner casing than the NATO cartridge.

308 Winchester Ballistics: Chart of Average 308 Winchester Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

308 Winchester Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) TRAJECTORY (in.)
  Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds.
55 Grain 3770 3215 2726 2286 1888 1735 1262 907 638 435 -2 1.4 -3.8 -15.8
110 Grain 3165 2830 2520 2230 1960 2447 1956 1551 1215 938 1.4 0 -6.9 -20.9
120 Grain 2850 2497 2171 n/a n/a 2164 1662 1256 n/a n/a 0 -2.8 n/a n/a
150 Grain 2820 2533 2263 2009 1774 2648 2137 1705 1344 1048 2.5 0.4 -8.5 -26.1
150 Grain Superformance 3000 2772 2555 2348 1962 2997 2558 2173 1836 1540 1.5 0 -6.9 -20
155 Grain 2775 2553 2342 2141 1950 2650 2243 1887 1577 1308 1.9 0 -8.3 -24.2
155 Grain 2850 2640 2438 2247 2064 2795 2398 2047 1737 1466 1.8 0 -7.5 -22.1
165 Grain 2700 2440 2194 1963 1748 2670 2180 1763 1411 1199 2.5 0 -9.7 -28.5
168 Grain 2680 2493 2314 2143 1979 2678 2318 1998 1713 1460 2.5 0 -8.9 -25.3
168 Grain Super Match 2870 2647 2462 2284 2114 3008 2613 2261 1946 1667 1.7 0 -7.5 -21.6
170 Grain 2000 1740 1510 n/a n/a 1510 1145 860 n/a n/a 0 0 0 0
178 Grain 2620 2415 2220 2034 1857 2713 2306 1948 1635 1363 2.5 0 -9.6 -27.6
178 Grain Super Match 2780 2609 2444 2285 2132 3054 2690 2361 2064 1797 1.8 0 -7.6 -21.9
180 Grain 2620 2393 2178 1974 1782 2743 2288 1896 1557 1269 2.5 -0.2 -10.2 -28.5
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