Hornady’s .308 Win Superformance A-MAX Match has a muzzle velocity of 2,700 FPS and muzzle energy of 2719 PSI and is boxer-primed and brass-cased. Its sectional density is optimal for medium-to-large size game, and the projectile’s secant ogive and boattail base collaborate to ensure stability in-flight and precision in impacts. When combined with the best ballistic coefficient of any round in its class, these details make the Win .308 Superformance A-MAX Match ideal for any long-distance shooter looking to ensure deliberate and decisive round placement whether on the hunt, on the range, or both.
After the First World War, the US Army searched for a cartridge that was more compact than the .30-06 but would perform similarly. The world’s most popular short-action big-game hunting cartridge, the .308 Winchester, is a rimless bottleneck cartridge whose unique ability to function in a variety of weapon systems inspired the US Army to adopt the almost identical 7.62×51mm NATO round in 1953. So popular is the .308 Winchester (“.308”) that the designs of the .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, and 7mm Remington cartridges are all built on alterations of the .308’s casing. When compared to other rounds similar in diameter, like the 30-06 or the Russian 7.62x54, the .308’s relative shortness makes it especially well-adapted for short-action rifles, whose shorter bolt throw allows faster reloading and a faster lock time. Since it has a much shorter ejection port, the short-action .308 tolerances are stiffer, and they do not bend as much as a long action.
Most of the long-distance rifles in existence today owe a debt to the revolution the .308 caused in the firearms industry. Anything overlooked in the original design affecting bullet flight or terminal ballistics, Hornady perfected. The polymer-tipped projectiles are engineered to expand and tumble after entering the target, and the results are impressive: the hard polymer tip is forced back into the hollow cavity at the front of the bullet, which causes it to expand into the shape of a mushroom as it travels through the animal. The increased diameter broadens both the permanent and temporary wound cavities, and ultimately a cleaner, more humane kill.
There are no entries.