|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Achievements||One shot, one kill - repeat|
- "Chambered for the 7.62mm round, the M308 has made its way out on the black market after years of military service. When one well placed shot is all you need, this is it."
- —In-game description.
The M308 is a semi-automatic rifle and is the last unlockable weapon in the Sharpshooter tree.
The M308 is the most precise of all weapons in the game. This allows the player to take out enemies that may be out of range for other members on the team. Fully upgraded, one magazine holds 16 rounds. In the right hands, the M308 is capable of devastating droves of enemies faster than any other weapon.
The M308 has very good stopping power when fired at the body, but the player is advised to take advantage of its accuracy by aiming for the head when targeting Heavy SWAT, Murkywater, and special units. The high damage, accuracy, rate of fire, and magazine size are excellent for quickly dispatching a Bulldozer at any range.
On Overkill difficulty, the M308 can kill blue SWAT and lesser enemies with one shot to the body. When its damage is fully upgraded, it can kill a Heavy SWAT with three body shots or one headshot. The Bulldozer can be killed with approximately 13 shots to the visor and face. It can also kill the Cloaker or the Taser with three headshots. Under the effects of the Aggressor crew bonus, Heavy SWAT can be killed with two body shots, and the Cloaker with two headshots.
A reflex sight can be unlocked which, despite having no effect on the weapon's accuracy or optical zoom, can make aiming easier, especially in dark areas such as Diamond Heist. Oppositely, however, areas that are much brighter such as in Counterfeit, can make seeing the dot of the reflex sight somewhat difficult.
|Recoil dampener I||24|
|Damage increase I||26|
|Accuracy II (red dot scope)||31|
|Mag increase I||35|
|Recoil dampener II||37|
|Recoil dampener III||41|
|Damage increase II||43|
|Mag increase II||45|
|Recoil dampener IV||48|
- The M308 is based on the M14 rifle but with the short barrel of the M1A SOCOM 16, which is essentially a downscaled civilian model of the M14. The branding on the weapon's textures confirms that it is indeed a M14.
- The M308 is different from most other weapons in that it only has one cosmetic/part upgrade. The only other weapons that shares this trait are the STRYK and the B9-S.
- The name is a reference to .308 Winchester, the civilian version of the 7.62 round it fires.
- The third-person texture is plain dark gray, while the first-person texture uses UCP. A June trailer for the game depicts a plain black texture.
|PAYDAY: The Heist|
|Heists|| First World Bank • Heat Street • Panic Room • Green Bridge • Diamond Heist • Slaughterhouse|
Counterfeit • Undercover • No Mercy
|Weapons|| Primary: AMCAR-4 • Reinbeck • M308 • Brenner 21 • AK|
Secondary: Mark 11 • Locomotive 12G • Compact-5 • GL40
Pistols: B9-S • Crosskill .45 • Bronco .44 • STRYK
|Deployables||Ammo bag • Doctor bag • Trip mine • Sentry gun|
|Enemies|| Regular: Security guard • Cop • FBI • Gangster • Blue SWAT • Sniper • Heavy SWAT • Murkywater|
|Characters||Dallas • Hoxton • Wolf • Chains • Bain • Minor characters|
|Walkthroughs|| First World Bank • Heat Street • Panic Room • Green Bridge • Diamond Heist • Slaughterhouse|
Counterfeit • Undercover • No Mercy
|Gameplay||Cable Ties • Drills • Overkill 145+ • Reputation • Shout • Upgrades • Police Custody|
|Miscellaneous||Achievements • Challenges • Companies • DLC • Masks • Options • Overkill Software • Timeline • Update history|