308 Ballistics Chart & Coefficient

Article Posted: July 10, 2012

.308 Winchester

The following is a 1000 yard .308 ballistic chart that was created using our free online ballistic calculator and details all aspects of the bullets trajectory from the millisecond it leaves the barrel until the time it reaches the 1,000 yd mark. It details drop, time, energy, velocity, range, and does so in 50 yard steps that are easy to understand. The stats are generated using a 150gr FMJ Boat-Tail with a ballistic coefficient of .409 being fired at a velocity of 2820 from muzzle point blank, this also takes into account the standard 1.5" scope height, and a gun that has been sighted in at 100 yards. If your .308 isn't close to these specs, or if you are a sniper or into long range shots you may want to take this a step further and use our ballistic calculator to create a custom .308 ballistic chart to take into account variances. You can then also add atmospheric conditions and angles.

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.308 Win Ballistics Chart

A A .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO), American Eagle (Federal) Full Metal Jacket Boat-Tail, 150gr

Range Drop
(inches)
Velocity Energy Wind drift
(inches)
Time
(milliseconds)
A A A A A
0 -1.4936 2820 2648 0.0000 0
50 -0.1498 2707 2440 0.0000 55
100 0.0075 2598 2248 0.0000 111
150 -1.1241 2491 2066 0.0000 170
200 -3.6576 2387 1897 0.0000 232
250 -7.7183 2285 1739 0.0000 296
300 -13.4456 2185 1590 0.0000 363
350 -20.9951 2088 1452 0.0000 433
400 -30.5401 1993 1323 0.0000 507
450 -42.2743 1901 1203 0.0000 584
500 -56.4146 1812 1093 0.0000 665

So what does the charting of the .308 Winchester's external ballistics tell us exactly? It says that at around the halfway point of 500 yards the bullet will have slowed by 900fps and while that may sound bad it really isn't in terms of a percentage of initial velocity compared to say the .223 Remington (would be 1481fps from initial 3214fps) or the 7.62x39mm (would be 1066fps from initial 2349fps). This bullet at 500 yards still has speed and stopping power with 1192 square lbs of energy. In fact the .308 Winchester 165gr bullet is traveling faster at 1000 yards than the .223 or 7.62x39mm at just 500 yds.

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