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.308 underrated

Old 02-06-2008, 02:28 PM
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Under rated? All I ever hear about is how awesome the .308 is. Still not going to get me to buy one though.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:09 PM
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i shoot one and love it. great deer load, woods or fields. but i wouldnt necisarily say its underrated...
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:24 PM
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The .308 can kill any animal in North America.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:27 PM
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The .308 may be undermarketed, but it's not overrated.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:15 AM
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.308 and .284 BABY!! Love my .308!!!!!!! 2 deer in my first year using it.. 1 deer was a 40 yard shot.. took 5 steps and down, the other deer which was a big ass buck, 90 yard shot.. 8 steps and down.
.308 ... the way to go!
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:34 AM
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I think I know where your getting at....
The fact is, if our wives knew what the .308 was capabable of,and our wifes found outwe just purchased, a .308 or a 30-06, most of us would be one gun owners.
Its not underrated.Everybody knows thats its the most accuate cal on the market, and is on par with the 30-06 where velocity is concerned.
Like the 30-06 the .308 is a cal of gun that can that a one gunowner can due all his hunting with......
Now a days people own mulitiple number of guns, each cal of gun is specific for each hunting or target shooting task at hand.
To justify purchasing these guns, many of us have to expalin this expense to our wives..
To cover our tracks, we purposely seek out other calibers of guns cause I'm sure if they found out a .308 was in the house, all gun collecting would cease immediatly..
And us guys would be forced to spend our gun collecting money eating cheese and drinking wine and being forced to look and talk with the opposite sex[:'(].Whom I do really and truly love dearly, but ceratinly wouldn't miss her as much as I'd miss staring at my gun collection......
I'mone of the few lucky ones,,my wifes (blonde) when it comes to guns,she doesn't know that my 30-06 is good for all N.American hunting..
If she did, I be a one gun owner.[]
So when I come home with a .338 (it just collects dust) I told her it was for elk hunting..She doesn't know any better..
Came home with a .311 imperial mag(collects dust), told her it was for cross canyon shooting....Clueless.
Buying another soon a Kimber(not sure what cal but always thinking about the .308)), she thinks its for hunting deer in Alpine.
Honestly I'm being serious, thats probably why alot of hunters look past them,
Cause if their wives found out they purchased a .308, or 3006 they'd be one gun owners also........
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:28 AM
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been using a remington 760 .308 for years, great gun all the way out to 300 yards!
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:38 AM
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I agree it is underratted.. First not everyone knows that is spawned so many good calibers... Also there are so many people on the 06 bandwagon that they overlook the 308. Not that there is anything wrong with the 06 and the offspring.. But I am just not fond of them.. I like the short action better..
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:59 PM
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not if you read this forum where the automatic answer to "What's the best caliber?" is almost invariably 270,
30-06, 308
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:17 PM
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I don't think its underrated at all. It is half the age of the 30/06 and the 270, which is why it may not be as popular,and is the parent case for some of the most used and most versitle calibers in hunting.

When it was coming up in the world, everyone was either readingO'Connor and getting a .270, or lusting after one ofRoy Weatherby's magnums. The rebarreled guns from WWII were still popular, and it really didn't hit the big sporting market in full swing until the 70s.

As a tactical bullet, I presume it gets a lot of respect, certainly enough folks using it. Same goes for high power competition.
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