Shootmore Sweden tested the .308 Win product line of the Lithuanian ammunition manufacturer GGG at an outdoor shooting range.They had some challenges with mirage and wind, but you can find some conclusions in the pictures of the 5 shot groups below.
Facts about equipment used:
The rifle used: Remington 700 Police LTR in an AI AX chassis.
20” barrel length and 1:12″
Sound Suppressor: Stalon Compact
Rifle scope: Vortex Razor HD Gen2 4,5-27×56
Distance: 100 meters.
Ammunition from GGG provided by Shootmore Sweden.
GGG .308 WIN FMJ 147gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra GameKing 165gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra GameKing 180gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra MatchKing 155gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra MatchKing 168gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra MatchKing 175gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra MatchKing 180gr
GGG .308 WIN Sierra MatchKing 190gr
GGG is a Lithuanian ammunitions company, and the abbreviation stands for Giraitės Ginkluotės Gamykla.
In year 2000 GGG was officially established and registered to build up and assemble factory within next 18 months. In 2001 the first trial batch of 7.62×39 mm cartridges for AK-47 was manufactured and in 2002 the official beginning of the production of the ball rounds were delivered to the customers.
In 2004 GGG cartridges in 5.56×45 mm and 7.62×51 mm were sent for the qualification at the NATO European Regional Tests Center and a year later they received the right to mark cartridges with the NATO interchangeability sign. About 90 % of the annual production is exported abroad.
In 2011 GGG decided to finalize development of .308 WIN ammunition designs and in 2012 .308 Win type cartridge started. In 2016 GGG started to make a .223REM type cartridges.
I have used their .223 Rem in 69 gr quite a lot, as it shoots like a laser. With one of their .308 Win SMK I have confirmed hits with my Ruger Precision Rifle out to 800 and 900 meters, in hard side winds.
LabRadar doing its thing for each bullet. It’s a great tool for capturing velocities in a test like this.
Below you can see the 5 shot groups for each cartridge:
147gr FMJ. V0 830
155 gr HPBT. V0 840
165 gr SBT. V0 791
168 gr HPBT. V0 804
175 gr HPBT. V0 786
180 gr HPBT. V0 767
180g SBT. V0 774
190g HPBT. V0 759
165g Tarvas (Lead Free Bullet). V0 825.
(.308 WIN 10,7g / 165 gr BT with Tarvas bullet)
The Tarvas is a Lead Free Bullet. Find out more here.
I have not included any prices as they are certain to differ from market to market.
I don’t think GGG are available in the USA. Please remember that TFB has readers in other continents as well.