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Old 08-02-2008, 05:21 PM
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There we go finally some one who has somthing good to say about 308 not stupid frigin 243s. Why would u buy a 243 for varmitns to deer maybe some day this guy will go elk or moose huting ever think about that, thats why the 308 comes in handy not a 243,
did you bother to read what the original poster asked, well I show you below.

HI! im looking at a remigton bolt action varmit rifle in a .308 or .243 my main purpose would be plinking a little bit but mostly hunting varmit to deer
he said nothing about elk or moose.
(plinking and varmints to deer) clear winner is the .243
If I had only a .243 and I had a chance to go elk or moose hunting, I would not have one single problem bagging one. If you cant kill a moose with a .243, you suck at hunting. Dude I could do it with a .22 mag if thats all I had.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:53 PM
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The 243 win is a much better varmint cartridge,and it also works very well on deer,given the 200 yards specified.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:16 AM
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There we go finally some one who has somthing good to say about 308 not stupid frigin 243s. Why would u buy a 243 for varmitns to deer maybe some day this guy will go elk or moose huting ever think about that, thats why the 308 comes in handy not a 243,
I just have one question............How old are you? 12 or 13 and how much experience do you actually have with either cartridge???


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Old 08-03-2008, 05:31 AM
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And for that matter why would you waste your time on a .308 when the 30-06 is far superior and just as popular if not more so. I personally don't see the need for the .308 myself, it's a bit outdated really.

My point is you can argue this any way you want really, it boils down to a matter of opinion in the end.

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My ballistics info shows the 30-06 and the .308 to be very comparable in velocity and trajectory.I'm not defending either one but facts are facts,not opinions. But so far as the topic of this thread goes, a light bullet is available for the .308 Win. especially if you reload good for varmints.For long range shooting I would go with a rapid expanding bullet.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:46 AM
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Well I stand corrected, I always thought there was a larger difference between the two, but after looking them up the -06 only gives you about 100 or so extra fps for the same weight bullet.

The one time I don't research my answer and it bite me in the butt.

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:47 AM
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I've converted five 30-06 owners in the last few years, they all now shoot .243s...

Every one on them flinched, I could out shoot them with their own gun, they were bringing them to me to clean, scope, adjust the trigger and sight them in...They just didn't like going out and shooting their gun...

They all bought an '06 in case they ever went elk hunting...

Boys, IF you can afford an elk hunt, you can afford a new elk rifle...OR...Most of us know a guy that has a .300 Mag stuck in a safe that he doesn't use
I know 3 off the top of my head here in NC...Borrow his gun, pay him back in elk steaks...

Frankly, if I had the money to go on an elk hunt, I'd be toting my .54 caliber flintlock, loaded with 100 to 120 grs of Goex and a round ball...

For you inline guys...100grs and a 300 Barnes MZ would be hard to beat...

I figure if it's once in a lifetime, take something worth remembering...
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:50 AM
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I never understood why you people post the same stupid question every month.
Do you have any clue what the search function is?

Or is this your idea of entertainment having yet another X vs. Y thread that spans 5+ pages and degenerates into petty bickering by people that have zero clue what they talking about?

Might as well start posting Ford vs Chevy, Waffles vs Pancakes, Cake vs Pie, Coke vs Pepsi while you're at it.


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Old 08-03-2008, 09:55 AM
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:05 AM
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:12 AM
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Well I stand corrected, I always thought there was a larger difference between the two, but after looking them up the -06 only gives you about 100 or so extra fps for the same weight bullet.
My own preference for the 308win is due to the fact that it can be chambered in a short action,and it does produce less recoil than the 30-06 if a person is at all recoil sensitive.
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