SIG SAUER Releases .308 Hunting Ammo

SIG HT - 308 Win - 150gr

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.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Rick O’Shay

    I’d love to see them offer a 180gr version of it, if they could.

  • RocketScientist

    ” SIG SAUER uses a 150 grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps. This works out to be about 2,800 fps.”

    So, uh… which is it?

    • Thomas Sullivan

      YOU KNOW! lol Stop acting coy. This IS rocket science after all.

  • Gary Kirk

    “Clearly this is a long term play by the company”.. And listening to the “ballistic professionals” on this site, the .30 cal is dead..

    • ostiariusalpha

      Not as a hunting round; that’s where it belongs, right next to .30-06.

      • Gary Kirk

        .30-06.. Is .30 cal.. Can’t be next to what it is.. But understood your point..

        And most of mine was sarcastic..

  • I like the 150-grain bullet choice, and the all copper bullet selection as well. I’d prefer a bullet weight in the mid 160’s – either 165 or 168. However, I’m a little perplexed by the bullet’s shape. The tip is rather flat with a large frontal surface. I imagine SIG SAUER is hoping that will help with bullet expansion upon impact, but I’m wondering what the drag will do to accuracy over greater distances.