Is The 308 Obsolete?

How long will a 308 barrel last?

10-15000 roundsEvery time you scrub your barrel you scrub away barrel life.

With a 30 cal, you should be able to extend your cleaning by a bit.

A 308 should last a damn long time.

Probably 10-15000 rounds..

Will a 308 kill a grizzly bear?

If your plan is to shoot a charging grizzly at 20 paces you do not merely need the perfect North American big game cartridge, you need a specialized, dangerous game cartridge and rifle setup. If you hope to hunt and then shoot a big bear at a reasonable distance, the . 308 will kill him just like it will kill an elk.

What grain 308 do snipers use?

308 caliber, 168-grain MatchKing BTHP was cited as being the “preferred ammunition” for police snipers “based primarily on its accuracy and consistency”.

How far will a 308 kill a deer?

300 yardsThe . 308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards.

Is 308 still relevant?

It is still a great cartridge. While there are certainly better cartridges for specific applications, the 308 Winchester can still hold its own in most applications.

Is the 308 dead?

308 dead as a long-range cartridge but that’s only because it’s too popular to die. Better options exist and, the longer the shot, the wider the performance gap between the 6.5/6mm cartridges and the .