New for 2021 is Winchester 6.8 Western, long-range Rifle Ammo designed to generate more energy than the popular 6.5 Creedmoor but less recoil than 300 WSM. To create the new .277-caliber cartridge, Winchester partnered with Browning. Together, they paired magnum power with a bullet tip with a high BC. In the end, you get a round ideal for any big-game hunting.
Given the nature of the design, 6.8 Western ammo works best when the bullet weighs somewhere between 165 and 175 grains. On paper, a 6.8 Western bullet weighing 160 grains has a muzzle velocity of around 3,000 feet per second. Extending the range out to 500 yards, velocity still measures in around 2,000 fps. Get ready for long-range hunting with 6.8 Western. Stock up today!