The M Long Range Round

When I began instructing sniping in the early 1980s, America's military sniper round was the Ml 18 Special Ball, a 173-grain, 7.62mm (.308) cartridge. Though it incorporated an excellent Lake City Army Ammunition Plant brass case and it was more accurate than the standard military M80 ball round, the M118's accuracy could not compare to civilian match ammo. At my request, Lance Peters, an Olympic-level rifleman, extensively tested the

TRAJECTORY TABLE, .308 168-GR. BOAT-TAIL HOLLOWPOINT (MATCH)

Trajectory by Yards, Expressed

in Inches

Zero Range

100

200

300

400

500

600

700

800

900

1000

100 yards

Zero

-4.5

-15.9

-35.5

-64.6

-105

-159

-228

-315

-421

200 yards

+2.2

Zero

-9.15

-26.5

-53.3

-91.5

-143

-210

-295

-400

300 yards

+5.3

+6.1

Zero

-14.3

-38.1

-73.2

-121

-185

-267

-369

400 yards

+8.9

+13.3

+10.8

Zero

-20.1

-57.6

-96.3

-157

-235

-333

500 yards

+13.0

+21.5

+23.1

+16.5

Zero

-27.0

-67.6

-124

-198

-292

600 yards

+17.5

+30.5

+36.6

+34.5

+22.9

Zero

-36.1

-87.8

-157

-247

700 yards

+22.6

+40.7

+51.9

+54.9

+48.4

+30.6

Zero

-47.0

-112

-196

800 yards

+28.4

+51.4

+69.3

+78.1

+77.4

+65.4

+40.2

Zero

-59.4

-139

900 yards

+35.0

+65.5

+89.1

+105

+110

+105

+86.4

+52.2

Zero

-72.4

1000 yards +42.2

+80.0

+111

+133

+147

+ 149

+137

+110

+65.2

Zero

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