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Field Test: 6.8 Western Rifle Cartridge

Hunting with Winchester and Browning's new big-game cartridge.

Does the world really need another new and different chambering when there are already too many options on the market? After carrying the new 6.8 Western from Browning and Winchester in the field, and spending some all-too-brief time on the range with it, the answer is yes. The 6.8 Western, a combined effort between two leading gun and ammunition manufacturers, gives hunters who hunt big game in big country, a one-gun solution for hunting nearly all North American game animals. And, long-range shooters will also find something to like in the .277-caliber chambering.

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