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Deer Hunting With a .308

Old 07-07-2008, 10:14 AM
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The 308 SUCKS.
I personaly prefer to use my Gammo pellet gun in .22 caliber. I try to keep the range under 300 yards and only shoot for the eye.



















the 308 is a very good caliber.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:38 AM
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My dad hunts with the .308. It is a great caliber, puts a nice hole in the deer which is not to big or not to small
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:29 PM
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It is a great round that has spawned the 7mm/08, 260and 243. Which are probably as good if not better for deer as well. IMO, I would use the 243 for deer and lopes, 7mm/08 for Mulies and Elk and 308 for anything larger.. But that is just because I have a rifle in each caliber and I really hate to leave one in the safe too long before I use them.. I wouldn't want them to feel neglected..
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:57 PM
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Wow, this rifle I bought is making me feel better and better, I think I'm in love!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:47 PM
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Now you just need to get a quality scope and you will be set.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:50 PM
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Wow, this rifle I bought is making me feel better and better, I think I'm in love!!
You will be once you fire your first shot.

I bought mySavage 110 in .308 used and then put a nice Bushnell 3-9x40 scope on it.

Once I got the scope zeroed in, I went back to the range with a buddy of mine who has a real nice stable bench rest. We locked the Savage .308 into his bench rest and at 100 yards, my rifle printed a 3 round cloverleaf dead center in the bullseye. I couldn't believe it... The he suggested going 4 clicks up on elevation, so it's now 1" high at 100 yards.

Long story short, the .308 is anincredibly accurate, legendary, round. Heck, military snipers still usethe 7.62 NATO (.308) and have done so for years and years. [8D]

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:10 PM
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I use mostly my 30-06 for deer hunting, but I have also used the .308 occasionally. Both are good caliber for about anything.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:23 AM
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ORIGINAL: ButchA

ORIGINAL: rustydale

Wow, this rifle I bought is making me feel better and better, I think I'm in love!!
You will be once you fire your first shot.

I bought mySavage 110 in .308 used and then put a nice Bushnell 3-9x40 scope on it.

Once I got the scope zeroed in, I went back to the range with a buddy of mine who has a real nice stable bench rest. We locked the Savage .308 into his bench rest and at 100 yards, my rifle printed a 3 round cloverleaf dead center in the bullseye. I couldn't believe it... The he suggested going 4 clicks up on elevation, so it's now 1" high at 100 yards.

Long story short, the .308 is anincredibly accurate, legendary, round. Heck, military snipers still usethe 7.62 NATO (.308) and have done so for years and years. [8D]
I have one on order. Should be here next week. BLR pistol griptopped with a 2x7x35 Bushnell Elite 3200
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:16 PM
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I hate to break the trend of compliments, but I have to knock the .308




Once you buy one, its hard to justify buying anything else for North American game. A man cant have to many fishing poles or long guns.....

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:57 AM
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I have one. It's a really good caliber, but I still prefer my .270. I still take my .308 out occasionally though. I have killed quite a few deer with it and if it weren't for the .270, it would be my to go gun. The .308 is a great choice.
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