6.8 Western ammo was introduced in 2021 as a long-range hunting cartridge designed by Winchester and Browning. The iconic brands introduced the .277-caliber rifle round to meet demand in the growing niche of long-distance hunting. The 6.8 Western cartridge joins a magnum casing with a high BC bullet. It’s also optimized for a 165- to 175-grain bullet, which makes 6.8 Western ammo ideal for any big-game hunting.
Compared to other popular cartridges, 6.8 Western delivers more energy than 6.5 Creedmoor and less recoil than 300 Win Mag. When equipped with a 170-grain bullet, Western ammo has a muzzle velocity of 2,910 feet per second and 3,196 foot-pounds of energy. Reaching out to 500 yards, the bullet still has high velocity with 2,215 fps and 1,852 ft-lbs of energy.
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