.308 Win is one of the most popular hunting calibers in America for medium to large sized game, and for good reason. While it has had to compete with newer, flashier calibers that have come in and out of fashion over the past 60+ years, this cartridge is here to stay.
One of the greatest things about .308 is the range of choices available anywhere when it comes to ammunition. If you’re the type that likes to go to the gun store and buy 1 of every box of ammo available in a given caliber, you’re in for a real treat here. You’ll be covered for everything from lighter varmint and match rounds to heavier big game rounds. While 7.62×51 NATO isn’t identical to .308 Win, they are interchangeable for all intents and purposes.
We realize that not everyone who shoots rifles is a hunter, so why choose something like .308 if the bulk of your shooting is done at the local sportsman club? Simply put, the enjoyment of shooting a steel plate at 500 yards with a .308 bullet is second-to-none. Not only will you hear the report, but you will feel it deep in your soul.