Federal Gold Medal Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) 168 Grain 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Ammo - 20 Rounds

Bullet Weight
168 Grain
Casing Type

In Stock: 109

$1.6 per round


Federal ‘s .308 Gold Medal hollow point boat tail (HPBT) ammo is designed for precision and accuracy. In this load, the bullet exits the muzzle at 2,650 feet per second with 2600+ foot pounds of energy. This .308 ammo is designed for shooting in competitive matches or long range tactical shooting in mind.

Development on what became the 7.62x51mm NATO round was begun after World War I when the US military found that the standard .30-06 round was difficult to control in semi and full automatic firearms. While the M-1 Garand kept the -06 in service through two more wars, the 7.62 NATO's shorter case made it ideal for shorter actions and more controllable on squad automatic weapons. By the mid 1950's the 7.62 NATO was adopted for use in the US military to make it compliant with the standards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Today the cartridge is still used in the military as a crew or vehicle mounted weapon.

Since the 1920's, Federal has made ammunition tucked away in the woods of Minnesota. It is known as a manufacturer trusted for dependability and consistency of performance. Their Premium Gold brand is the performance grade ammunition that is equally trusted for performance for when the long distance shot needs to be on target the first time, every time.

Additional information

  • Manufacturer SKU GM308M
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 2650
  • Muzzle Energy 2619
  • Magnetic No
  • UPC Barcode 029465089337
  • Cost Per Round $1.6 per round

Customer reviews


  • Quality
This is the only factory ammo that I continually buy. Shoots 1/4 MOA out of my Rem700 every time. Lot to lot, year to year, I can depend on this ammo. When I could find it for $1/rd I couldn't make it myself any cheaper.

Review by Steve

(Posted on July 20, 2021)

Not consecutive accuracy.

  • Quality
Inconsistency of accuracy and range.

Review by Jb

(Posted on September 8, 2017)

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