Over the years, Liberty Ammunition has established a solid reputation for producing quality self defense ammo. This has largely been in the form of the company's respected Civil Defense ammunition.
However, earlier this year during the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Liberty Ammunition unveiled its very first hunting round – a .308 Winchester in the manufacturer's Animal Instinct line, also brand new. Now this exciting new round is beginning to ship out from the factory.
The Animal Instinct .308 Win. uses a lighter-than-normal, 100-grain lead-free, copper, monolithic fragmenting hollow point bullet and has been touted as one of the fastest .308 Win. loads on the market at 3,500 feet per second (fps) at the muzzle. And with a muzzle energy of 2,700 ft-lbs., it's also plenty potent to bring down tough big game animals.
“Speed kills, and our .308 round will stop your quarry in its tracks,” said Matt Phillips, VP of sales and marketing for Liberty Ammunition. “You'll love the match grade accuracy, and your shoulder will thank you for the lower recoil. The Animal Instinct line is going to be the most lethal hunting round on the market, with the additional benefit of light recoil and match grade accuracy.”
The .308 Win. is, and has been one of the most popular sporting rounds for short-action rifles ever since its introduction in 1952, and fans of this great cartridge should be excited to see it pushing a 100-grain bullet to such velocities.
The new Animal Instinct .308 Win. from Liberty Ammunition will be available in a box of 20 for $51.99. Full specifications for this new round can be found below.
Product Number: LA-HA-C-308-045
Description: Copper Monolithic, Fragmenting Hollow Point, Lead Free Hunting Round
Weight: 100 gr.
Velocity: 3,500 FPS
Kinetic Energy: >2,700 FPE
Accuracy: 1 MOA @ 500 yds.
Terminal Effect: >5″ W x 16″ D
Rounds: 20 per box