.300 Winchester Magnum

.300 Winchester Magnum

This round was developed during 1950s by Winchester in an atempt to provide hunters with flat-shooting, long-range hunting ammunition with significant striking power. Over a period of time, this cartridge also found its way into the military and law-enforcement, to be used as a long-range sniping round, with practical ranges up to 1000-1200 meters (as opposed to 700-800 meters with most sommon 7.62×51 / .308 Win ammunition).

Many hunting and some sniper rifles are produced for this round in many parts of the world.

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