The 6.8 Western: Cartridge Characteristics, Capabilities, & Comparisons

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Intro: For all you hunters sniffing around the 6.8 Western, here's an in-depth look at the cartridge with A Man Who Knows: Browning's own Rafe Nielson.

6.8 Western cartridge discussion:

  • Genesis of the 6.8 Western
  • Significant differences from the .270 WSM
  • Short shots & long shots with the 6.8 Western
  • Hunt stories: Caribou, whitetails, and Roosevelt elk
  • Cartridge comparisons: 6.8 Western vs. 7mm Rem. Mag., 6.5 PRC, and .280 Ackley Improved
  • High-performance 6.8 Western loads in detail:
    • 175-grain Long Range Pro bullet
    • 165-grain AccuBond Long Range bullet
    • 162-grain Copper Impact bullet
  • Rifles chambered in 6.8 Western
    • Browning's standard-line X-Bolt versions
    • Browning's Pro series X-Bolts
    • Browning's base model X-Bolts
    • Winchester's Model 70
    • Winchester's XPR
  • Here to stay: Current sales and future promise of the 6.8 Western

Wrap: Is the 6.8 Western a candidate for an ultimate Western rifle for the one-gun hunter?

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