Sec. Density .226
FIV Functional impact speed 1600-3500Fps 487-1067M/s
PIV Preferred impact speed 1700-3400Fps 518-1036m/s
The 308-150 is another in the line that was originally intended for high-powered pistols (see 284-130). From the pictures you will see that it has a wide range of useable velocities and would be useful for an equally wide range of rifles and pistols, when used on the species that are appropriate for a bullet of this sectional density. I believe that the best use of this bullet would be for animals in the deer, antelope, sheep, and caribou weight class. I know that the high velocity capabilities make it very tempting but you elk hunters would be better served with a bullet of higher sectional density.
Sec. Density .250
FIV Functional impact speed 1700-3400Fps 518-1036M/s
PIV Preferred impact speed 1800-3300Fps 548-1006m/s
This is an excellent all around weight that will handle game from deer to elk. The 308-165 would give good service to the non-magnum, as well as the magnum shooter. The 308-165 and the 308-180 are constructed the same and have similar performance ranges with only the advantage of higher sectional density going to the 180.
Sec. Density .273
FIV Functional impact speed 1700-3300Fps 518-1006M/s
PIV Preferred impact speed 1800-3200Fps 548-975m/s
The most popular and most versatile weight in 308 caliber. It will work on deer at long range and hold together on elk at close range. There isn’t much more that needs to be said than that. Sorry there are no game recovery pictures. Either all the bullets passed through or folks don’t want to send them back for photos.
Sec. Density 301.
FIV Functional impact speed 1800-3100Fps 548-945M/s
PIV Preferred impact speed 1900-3000Fps 579-914m/s