Winchester 6.8 Western Ammo 120gr


6.8 Western Comparison Chart



BRAND: Deer Season XP
What’s in the Box
  • Winchester 6.8 SPC 120gr (20 Round per box) Rifle Ammunition

Buy your Winchester 6.8 Western Ammo  120gr


The Winchester 6.8 Western ammo is now available for Model 70 and XPR rifles. If you’re a big game hunter, long-range shooting enthusiast, or both, now you have a new, exciting chambering to select for your next bolt-action rifle — 6.8 Western. A collaborative effort between Winchester and Browning, two-storied outdoor brands, has successfully resulted in this new offering that is currently chambered in nine Model 70 and 14 XPR models.

Both rifles are well known for their reliability and inherent accuracy and will bring out the full potential of the new 6.8 Western cartridges.

Deer Season XP ammunition combines our extensive experience into a product engineered specifically for deer hunters. The Extreme Point bullet features an oversized impact diameter. A bigger impact diameter means more impact trauma, better energy transfer, and larger wound cavities for a faster knockdown.

Features and Benefits of  6.8 Western Ammo.




6.8 Western



Why choose the 6.8 Western? The 6.8 Western offers “impressive long-range accuracy, low recoil, and staggering knockdown power when you need it for both long-range shooting and hunting.” That’s a lot to promise from any caliber, but with bullets approaching 30 caliber weights of 165 gr and up with higher ballistic coefficients (BC) being offered, the 6.8 Western is engineered to deliver magnum performance with milder recoil than their long-action counterparts.

The foundation of the 6.8 Western is a modified 270 Winchester Short Magnum case that is shortened to make room for new longer, heavier, high BC bullets. With .277 caliber bullets historically in the 130-150 grain range, Winchester worked with Sierra® and Nosler® to develop heavier bullet offerings for the 6.8 Western (up to 175 gr.) that offer shooters increased penetration compared to existing .277 caliber and 6.5mm bullets.


How does the 6.8 Western stack up to the competition? Designed to provide magnum power and accuracy in a short-action, non-belted cartridge, the 6.8 Western is tailored for big game hunting and long-range shooting. When compared to popular magnums, the 6.8 Western is among the best. (See the comparison chart below.)

  • The maximum cartridge overall length is 2.955″ to utilize newly developed long, high BC bullets.
  • 1 in 8″ twist rate to stabilize modern long, heavy bullets.*
  • Heavier bullet weights than 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, and 270 WSM Comparison
  • More energy than 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, and 7mm Rem Mag
  • Less recoil than 300 WSM, 300 Win Mag, and 300 PRC
  • Long, heavy bullets ideal for big game hunting and long-range precision shooting
  • Chambered in short-action rifles for fast cycling, high accuracy, and reduced rifle weight
  • Refer to the Winchester Ammunition website for current specifications.



Winchester 6.8 Western Cartridge Overview.

The 6.8 Western and the short-action rifle. With a maximum cartridge length of only 2.995″, the 6.8 Western falls into the short-action rifle realm. Short-action rifles offer the advantages of being faster cycling and lighter overall than their long-action brethren. With comparable performance to many long-action magnums, there’s little need to bring along the extra burden of a long-action magnum rifle.

Short-action Winchester rifles are perfect for the 6.8 Western. The revered Model 70 is a legendary performer that features the reliable controlled round feed action with claw extractor, M.O.A Trigger, and a precision barrel that is hammer forged. The XPR also features the M.O.A. Trigger, a through-hardened steel receiver, and Chromoly steel barrel that is button rifled and thermally stress relieved to optimize accuracy.


Important Product and Safety Information of Winchester 6.8 Western Ammo 120grain

  • You must be 18 or older to purchase Rifle or Shotgun Ammunition and 21 or older to purchase Handgun Ammunition. In ordering this product, you certify that you are of legal age and satisfy your jurisdiction’s legal requirements to purchase this product.
  • For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition. Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.
  • The sale or shipment of this product to residents of certain jurisdictions is prohibited. Check your local laws before ordering this product. Check your local laws for any other regulations.
  • We recommend the use of protective eyewear whenever using or near the use of this item.
  • Item will only be shipped using Ground Shipping to the contiguous 48 states only.


picture of 6.5 prc vs 6.8 western vs 270 win ballistics

picture of 6.5 prc vs 6.8 western vs 270 win size

Buy your Winchester 6.8 Western Ammo  120gr



BRAND: Deer Season XP
What’s in the Box
  • Winchester 6.8 SPC 120gr (20 Round per box) Rifle Ammunition


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