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December 22, 2022 26 mins

It’s time for another cartridge comparison and today's episode compares the 5.56 NATO/223 Remington, 300 Blackout, and 308 Winchester cartridges. While all three are very popular with modern sporting rifles, the cartridges represent three distinct ways of thinking: smaller, lighter, and faster for the .223/5.56 vs bigger, heavier, and slower for the .308 vs a middle of the road compromise with the .300 Blackout. As you can imagine, this is definitely a case where each is better suited to certain tasks and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode where I investigate the 223 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 debate in detail and provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for common hunting situations so you can make an informed decision on which one will work best for your individual needs as a hunter or shooter.

Article referenced in show: 223 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 Review & Comparison

Best 300 Blackout Hunting Ammo

Best 223 Ammo For Hunting Deer

Best 308 Ammo For Hunting

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