308 Winchester TC Encore
The pro’s of the 308 Winchester are high, which explains why this cartridge is so popular. Factory loads are numerous, and more often than not excellent quality, also they’re available all over the world. The cartridge has an adequate bullet diameter, weight, and the the recoil in relation to its velocity is definitely manageable.
The accuracy of the 308 Winchester is normally quite good, and since the trajectory of the .308 is flat enough that most real world shooters won’t ever have a problem with it.
- 308 is only compatible with the Encore receivers. Ammo is in the weight range of 125 -200 grain.
- Barrel life – Expect 4-5,000 rounds due to the build of these barrels.
There’s a good balance for reloading with he 308. There’s a great variety of powders, and bullet choices are plentiful and versatile. Due to all of these factors the reloading cost is rated as medium to low. There are simply a lots of options available for you when shooting a TC Encore 308 Winchester.
History of the 308 Winchester Cartridge
The .308 is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge and is the commercial cartridge from which the 7.62×51mm NATO round was derived. The .308 Winchester was introduced in 1952, two years prior to the NATO adoption of the 7.62×51mm NATO T65. Winchester branded the cartridge and introduced it to the commercial hunting market as the .308 Winchester.