Magnum sized power in a non-magnum cartridge, without the heavy recoil. This sweet little round sits in the middle between 6.5 Creedmoor (6.8W being 22% heavier) and the 300 Winchester Magnum. This caliber was engineered for precision accuracy, flat trajectories, and hard long range knock down power for big North American Animals. The 6.5 Creedmoor loses energy down range, with some draw backs for lethality for bigger game at longer ranges like moose, elk, and brown bear. This is similar to a 270 bullet – but the new bullet weight and construction in the 6.8 Western is the 277caliber updated with 165-170GR offerings for better ballistic coefficient. Long Range energy like a magnum, but less recoil. Magnum energy, magnum weight bullet in a short action platform. Less Recoil with all the perks of a heavier hitter.
All I can say is, I can’t wait to chase spring bears and fall adventure with the new 6.8 Western on my back.