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307 Winchester
Type Rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
Designed1982
ManufacturerWinchester
Produced1982
Specifications
Case typeRimmed, bottleneck
Bullet diameter.308 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
180 gr (Script error g) Super-X Power-Point 2,510 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s) 2,519 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)

The 307 Winchester cartridge was introduced by Winchester in 1982 to meet the demand of .300 Savage performance in a lever-action rifle equipped with a tubular magazine. It is nearly dimensionally identical to the more common .308 Winchester cartridge, the only differences being a rimmed base and thicker case walls.

The Winchester Model 94 Angle Eject rifle was the only rifle produced to fire the cartridge, though competitor Marlin Firearms created some prototype model 336 rifles chambered in .307 Win. It is still commercially loaded today, but many handload to gain better performance and accuracy. Because of safety concerns owing to the rifle's tubular magazine, flat-nosed bullets are normally used.

The .307 Winchester cartridge sees widespread use today, especially among sporting shooters in Spain, due to Spanish gun laws that prohibit civilian use of "military calibers" such as .308 Winchester-the civilian equivalent of the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.

SpecificationsEdit

180 gr (12 g) Super-X Power-Point bullet. Ballistic Coefficient: 0.251

DistanceVelocityEnergyShort TrajectoryLong Trajectory
Muzzle2,510 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,519 lb·ft (Script error N·m)--
100 yd (Bad rounding hereScript error m)2,179 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,898 lb·ft (Script error N·m)0.0 in1.5 in
200 yd (Bad rounding hereScript error m)1,874 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,404 lb·ft (Script error N·m)-6.5 in-3.6 in
300 yd (Bad rounding hereScript error m)1,599 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,022 lb·ft (Script error N·m)-22.9 in-18.6 in
400 yd (Bad rounding hereScript error m)1,362 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)742 lb·ft (Script error N·m)--47.1 in

Child cartridgesEdit

The .307 Winchester is the parent case for the proprietary round 6.5 JDJ #2.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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