Browning Silver Series Ammo: Heavy Ammo for Heavy Game By: Kat Ainsworth


Hunters understand the need for hard-hitting ammunition capable of delivering an ethical, one-shot kill. The team at Browning Ammunition understands it as well, which is why they design and manufacture loads like their Silver Series line of ammunition. The ammo maker states the line is meant as a heavy round for heavy game and is producing it in a variety of calibers. After all, if you want to have a successful hunt, you have to use the right ammunition.

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According to the manufacturer, the Silver Series heavy projectiles with precision-plated bullet jackets, deliver hard-hitting energy in calibers that are more than capable of taking the toughest game in North America. (Photo credit: Browning)

Browning provides details of the ammunition:

Silver Series ammunition celebrates Browning’s timeless traditions of big-game hunting with a modern version of the classic soft point bullet. Heavy-for-caliber projectiles with precision-plated bullet jackets deliver hard-hitting energy capable of taking on the toughest game in North America.

While this new offering utilizes proven, traditional bullet technology, this isn’t your grandpa’s cartridge. Browning Ammunition has taken extra steps to modernize the soft point bullet with nickel plating for maximum corrosion resistance and smooth feeding while also selecting heavy projectiles that will hit game hard and provide optimal penetration.

The ammunition is offered in:

  • 243 Winchester 100 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 270 Winchester 150 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 300 Winchester Magnum 180 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 30-06 Springfield 180 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 30-30 Winchester 170 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 308 Winchester 180 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 350 Legend 180 grain Plated Soft Point
  • 6.5 Creedmoor 129 grain Pointed Soft Point
  • 6.8 Western 170 grain Plated Soft Point
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The ammunition has a plated or pointed soft point bullet depending on caliber. (Photo credit: Browning Ammunition)


The ballistics of the various calibers are solid, per the ammo maker. For example, the 300 Win Mag load has the following ballistics:

muzzle 2960 3501 -1.5 -1.5
100 2745 3011 0 1.6
200 2540 2578 -3.1 0
300 2344 2196 -11.6 -7
400 2157 1859 -26.5 -20.3
500 1979 1565 -48.8 -41

If you’re interested in a round a bit smaller than 300 Win Mag, check out the ballistics of Browning Ammunition Silver Series 6.5 Creedmoor 129 grain Plated Soft Point:

muzzle 2820 2277 -1.5 -1.5
100 2541 1849 0 2
200 2279 1487 -3.9 0
300 2031 1182 -14.5 -8.7
400 1803 931 -33.4 -25.5
500 1591 725 -63.5 -53.7
Browning Silver Series 6.5 Creedmoor ballistics chart
Want a better visual of trajectory? The 6.5 Creedmoor load of the Silver Series lines has the above ballistics, according to Browning. (Photo credit: Browning Ammunition)

Features of the Silver Series ammo include:

  • Designed for moderate to large game
  • Heavy for the caliber projectiles
  • Plated Soft Point or Pointed Soft Point bullets
  • Nickel plated bullets
  • Created for optimal penetration
  • Reliable performance

Whether you prefer a heavier round like the 300 Winchester Magnum or something sleek such as 6.5 Creedmoor, there’s something for you in the Silver Series. This ammunition is designed to drop medium to big game quickly and cleanly. That means everything from feral hogs to whitetail deer to elk are possible. You provide the shot placement, Silver Series does the rest.

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