SIG SAUER surprised me. When the company launched its line of ammunition, I was mildly surprised but not shocked. After all, ammo was selling nearly as fast as people could make it. But what has really surprised me is how much the company has expanded the line. Clearly, this is a long term play by the company.
The latest new load from SIG SAUER is the .308 Win in the HT line of hunting ammunition. This line uses all copper hollow point bullets that are said to penetrate deeply and retain virtually all of its weight during expansion.
For the .308 Win load, SIG SAUER uses a 150 grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps. This works out to be about 2,800 fps. This should make for a good medium game load.
Before the addition of the .308 Win load, SIG only had a single load in its hunting line: a 300 BLK cartridge that uses a 120 grain bullet with a 2,250 fps muzzle velocity. According to SIG SAUER, the round has been “extremely effective in the field” and the ammo has seen a lot of demand due to “its outstanding performance.”
Before the addition of this load, SIG offered another .308 load. That load used a Sierra 168 grain MatchKing bullet. A lot of people claim that bullet is one of the most accurate projectiles to build a load around in .308 Win.