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Thread: .308 vs. 308 win

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    .308 vs. 308 win

    Hi there
    Please excuse the inexperience and stupid question but is there a difference between. 308 and .308 win or is it just a name. Cheers
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    Same thing, .308 Norma Magnum is different but quite rare.
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    The only proper 308 is a Sako think there's one in the buy sell mate
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    He's being looked after Brads, no need to peddle that dodgy overpriced european stuff here
    And yes the common garden 308 is the 308win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    He's being looked after Brads, no need to peddle that dodgy overpriced european stuff here
    And yes the common garden 308 is the 308win
    My bad sorry mate, I didn't think It was overpriced?

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    Yep .308 and .308win (308 Winchester) are one and the same beast.

    Come to mention it 7.62x51mm NATO is also the same .... ish.
    This is the military designation for the commercial 308win cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    My bad sorry mate, I didn't think It was overpriced?
    It's not. Nasty, horrible, junk tikka's on the other hand...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by possummatti View Post
    Hi there
    Please excuse the inexperience and stupid question but is there a difference between. 308 and .308 win or is it just a name. Cheers
    Same thing. A lot of cartridges are named after the company the commercialised them or their inventer.
    308 Winchester, 7mm Remmington magnum, 35 Whelen (although I believe the 35 was named in honour of Townsend
    Whelen, not because he came up with the idea).
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    .308 is the caliber
    win(chester) is the cartridge and chamber shape and size
    as per 223 rem(ington),243 win(chester) 6mm warren page-pooper etc
    Most western european and yank calibers that begin with a 30 use .308 bullets such as 30/30,308,30-06,300 win mag and 300 weatherby mag etc so its the cartridge(chambering) that differs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by possummatti View Post
    Hi there
    Please excuse the inexperience and stupid question but is there a difference between. 308 and .308 win or is it just a name. Cheers
    Same thing. A lot of cartridges are named after the company the commercialised them or their inventer.
    308 Winchester, 7mm Remmington magnum, 35 Whelen (although I believe the 35 was named in honour of Townsend Whelen, not because he came up with the idea).
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