Re: How far will a 308 kill?
The distance depends on a lot of things not just the cartridge. For elk, my max distance would be the distance a 180 bullet reached 1800 fps. That would be on the very edge of minimum performance. 1800 fps is the minimum opening velocity of a lot of bullets and that's one reason I say 1800 fps. For an elk, I would pass on 1800 fps with a smaller than 180 gr bullet. So it depends on your load and the BC of your bullet. One bullet and load may perform a good bit farther than another. Elevation will be a factor as well. With a good load of RL17 your 308 could become a 30-06.
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