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. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $295.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 175 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.48 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM308M2
    • UPC 20029465091723
  2. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 155 Grain OTM Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price

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    • American-made Range
    • 2775 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 155 Grain
    • OTM Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2650 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8087N
    • UPC 090255697575
  3. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 178 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    • American-made Range
    • 2775 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 178 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 3043 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8077
    • UPC 090255380774
  4. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2719 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8097
    • UPC 090255380972
  5. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SST Ammunition

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 125 Grain
    • SST Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1986 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 80866
    • UPC 090255808667
  6. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SST Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 150 Grain
    • SST Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2997 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 80933
    • UPC 00090255809336
  7. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain Trophy Bonded Tip Ammunition

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    $30.99 Price

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    • American-made Range
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P308TT2
    • UPC 029465099572
  8. Federal Vital-Shok 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain Trophy Bonded Tip Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2620 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P308TT1
    • UPC 029465099510
  9. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $31.99 Price

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    • Made by Federal

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 175 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.60 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM308M2
    • UPC 029465091729
  10. Black Hills Match Ammunition 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $32.99 Price

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    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 175 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2626 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU D308N5
    • UPC 612710109012
  11. Hornady Precision Hunter 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 178 Grain ELD-X Ammunition

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    $33.19 Price

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 178 Grain
    • ELD Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2672 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.66 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 80994
    • UPC 090255809947
  12. Winchester 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $33.99 Price

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    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • 2680 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2680 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.70 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S308M
    • UPC 020892205512
  13. Federal Vital-Shok 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain Nosler Partition Ammunition

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    $34.99 Price

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2570 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.75 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P308E
    • UPC 029465088507
  14. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Nosler Partition Ammunition

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    $35.00 Price

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2840 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.75 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P308S
    • UPC 029465096786
  15. Federal Premium Vital-Shok 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Trophy Copper Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.80 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P308TC3
    • UPC 029465063481
  16. Winchester Razorback XT 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain BPPHP Ammunition

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    $37.99 Price

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    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • 2810 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.90 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S308WB
    • UPC 020892219311
  17. Barnes VOR-TX 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain TTSX Ammunition

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    • 3125 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 130 Grain
    • TTSX Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2818 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.95 Cost Per Round
    • Barnes SKU 30816
    • UPC 716876151097
  18. Black Hills Gold Ammunition 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $39.55 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition
    • American-made Range
    • 2550 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 180 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2598 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.98 Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU 1C308BHGN4
    • UPC 612710121571
  19. Black Hills Gold Ammunition 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain TSX Ammunition

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    $48.80 Price

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    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition
    • American-made Range
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 168 Grain
    • TSX Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $2.44 Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU 1C308BHGN1
    • UPC 612710117079
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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 the 308 Winchester is 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.

What’s the Difference Between the 7.62x51mm NATO and the 308 Winchester?

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 Winchester rounds, as well as purchase them in bulk. 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.

The .308 Winchester has been a popular cartridge for sport shooters, hunters, and shooters with tactical applications for decades. 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.

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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    "I have shot about 100rds through my springfield M1A. The build is still in process but initial accuracy on this ammo is around 2 to 3 MOA which should be expected from range/milsurp ammo. The cost was very good, I like that it came with a can as well- 308 is heavy! I also like the timely delivery and I will be shopping again when my ammo budget is restored!"

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