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    .308 vintage ammo

    Anyone have any experience with .308 ammo marked "Super-Speed .308 Win" on the headstamp?
    I got this yesterday as part of the deal when I bought the Model 88 shown in another post. I have 4 rounds like this. What caught my eye was the oddly shaped bullet. Looks small for .308. A varmint load perhaps? This appears to be factory ammo and not a reload. Google tells me that "Super-Speed" was a Winchester offering, but I can't find anything that lists the offered bullet weights or photos showing a bullet like this. If the rain lets up, I'll run out and pull the bullet and weigh it. Please speak up if you know what I have.
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    Bullet weight is 110gr. Perhaps an early attempt to show more versatility? I assume it's a varmint bullet.
    Last edited by scott; 09-22-2019 at 01:06 PM.

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    I think the super speed was just a marketing ploy, As I recall most of Winchesters rifle ammo was marked super speed back around the 50s. It doesn't really mean it's super.
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    A 110gr bullet out of a .308 would indeed be super speedy.
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    IIRC they went around 3300fps. They were very loud for .308's.


 

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