Don’t forego shooting something just because it’s extremely far away. Reach for your box of Winchester Service Grade M118LR ammunition instead! This is the same ammo that U.S. military snipers use, but it’s excellent for paper targets and steel silhouettes as well.
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!