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.

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.

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.