6.8 Western ballistics versus 7 mm Rem. Mag. and .308 Win.

6.8 Western trajectory versus 7 mm Rem. Mag. and .308 Win.

Copyright Guy J. Sagi 2021

Winchester and Browning just released the 6.8 Western cartridge and I’ve compiled ballistic charts that show the 6.8 Western ballistics versus 7 mm Rem. Mag. and .308 Win. Figures are provided by Winchester, using its loads exclusively to give a good, apples-to-apples comparison.

Zero is at 200 yards. By sticking with single company data, barrel lengths should be identical.

6.8 Western energy versus 7 mm Rem. Mag. and .308 Win.
Copyright Guy J. Sagi 2021

The new Winchester 6.8 Western loads shown in the charts include a 165-grain AccuBond, 170-grain Silvertip and 170-grain MatchKing. For 7 mm Rem. Mag. the information is for a 175-grain Power-Point bullet and in .308 Win. it’s the 168-grain Ballistic Silvertip load.

6.8 Western velocity versus 7 mm Rem. Mag. and .308 Win.
Copyright Guy J. Sagi 2021

And here’s a comparison of the 6.8 Western with .270 WSM as well as .30-06 Sprg. as well as my rolling list of the best new guns and gear for 2021. Browning also unveiled X-Bolt rifles chambered for the cartridge yesterday.