|Bullet Weight||175 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.308 (7.62X51)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2620|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2667|
|Cost Per Round||$2.20 to $2.30 per round|
By definition, the M118LR cartridge has to have a 175 grain MatchKing bullet. It’s a hollow point, but that opening only exists because the core was poured into the jacket while it was molten to ensure superior uniformity. The MatchKing is not a hunting bullet and will not expand significantly in soft tissue.
Its uniform core isn’t the MatchKing’s only accuracy-enhancing feature. Its extraordinarily concentric jacket, long and perfectly angled boat tail, and very small meplat all give the MatchKing greater stability and lower drag while it’s following a flat trajectory toward its goal. This is a 0.496 G1 BC bullet!
Military-grade sniping ammo has high-quality brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers. Winchester’s propellant is formulated to reduce muzzle flash and consistently deliver a 2,620 fps muzzle velocity over a wide range of temperatures. And remember: 7.62x51 works just fine in firearms that are chambered for 308, too!