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Big Game Hunting Podcast: Rifles, Calibers & Muzzleloaders For Deer, Elk & African Game


Oct 14, 2021

Today I have another cartridge profile and cartridge comparison for you. In this episode, I’m going to discuss the history as well as the strengths, weaknesses, and hidden benefits (like rifle and ammo availability) of the new 6.8 Western cartridge in detail. I’ll also provide some information on how the 6.8 Western compares to the 6.5 PRC and .270 Winchester to give you an idea of what sort of performance you can expect from the cartridge and so you can decide if it best fits your needs as a hunter.

Article Referenced In Show: 6.8 Western: Everything You Need To Know

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/6-8-western/

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What We Covered

1) History of the 6.8 Western cartridge.

2) How the 6.8 Western compares to the 6.5 PRC and .270 Winchester in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy.

3) Comparison ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge.

4) Pros and cons of hunting with each cartridge.

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