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Deer Hunting With a .308

Old 07-04-2008, 03:27 PM
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How many of you guys deer hunt with a .308? How well does it work?
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:41 PM
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I have shot deer with everything from a 220 swift up to a 300 win mag....The 308 is a great hunting caliber...
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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i have, its a GREAT deer gun, cant go wrong with it.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:07 PM
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.308 is perfect for deer
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:08 PM
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I have hunted with a Savage 99 C in 308 win for about 43 years. Taken whitetail,mule deer, moose and antelope. Mainly i use a Rem. 150grn psp. One shot is all it has eve taken on any one of the aforementioned game animals.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:28 PM
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I see the .308 and the .270 as perfect deer calibers. Its a pleasure to shoot (very low recoil)
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:15 PM
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I've used the .308--great caliber.Now I hunt with a 7mm/08--another great deer cartridge
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:20 PM
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i doubt you will get any other answers then whats already been said
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:28 PM
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In my opinion the .308 is enough to take any game in North America if you know where to put the bullet and are not shooting really large game at extreme distances. It has plenty of bullet weight, plenty of velocity and has really good long range capabilities as far as accuracy goes.

I personally feel the .270, .308 and 30-06 are a bit overkill for most deer hunting situations, but that isn't always a bad thing. The .308 is just an awesome versatile round that has been around forever with tons of ammo and guns to shoot it from.

I own a .243 right now, and if I were to get a larger caliber for something it would either be a .308 or .270. I just can't see me hunting anything large enough that either of those two wouldn't kill at ranges I would feel comfortable shooting at.

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Old 07-04-2008, 06:13 PM
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308 Great Caliber.
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