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Old 09-11-2009, 05:18 PM
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was thinking about going with a 308 4 my deer rifle.whats evreyone think about this caliber?
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:23 PM
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:26 PM
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i was looking at the mossberg atr does anyone have any dealings with them?
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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I have hunted for many years with a lever action 308 and you can belive me when I say it is more than enough for any deer, elk , or black bear. How ever I would not recomend this gun for brown bear. I reload and using bullets in the 150-165 it is just as potent as a 30.06 and the cartage is shorter than the 06 and it uses less powder, in other words it is the perfect gun for whiteails!
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:45 AM
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The question is, can you consistently hit an 8" target at 150 yards (or whatever is your maximum shooting range)? Using a good bonded bullet the .308, and many other calibers, are very capable hunting calibers.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:22 AM
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The .308 is an excellent deer hunting round...especially in a compact rifle...my favorite being the Ruger M77II compact.

It has long been known for amazing accuracy, and it has nearly the power of the .30-06. It is fine for whitetail, pronghorn, sheep, etc. For elk or moose, I would also go with a 165 grain bullet in the Nosler partition or Swift A-frame line...Hornady also loads "Light Magnum" versions which are similar to the .300 H&H Magnum performance.

Its only weakness comes when you try to load heavy for caliber rounds, e.g. 180-220 grain bullets, because of the seating depth/case capacity...that is where the .30-06 and .300 Winchester / Weatherby Magnum has advantages because of larger case size.

Personally, I would avoid the 150 grain Winchester Silvertip...several bad experiences with that specific load...though I really like the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip...
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:36 AM
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what about knock down power?
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:35 AM
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308 has all the knock down power you will ever need. learn to shoot accurately on paper before hunting anything.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:49 PM
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i hunt a lot of mixed hardwoods and usally dont shoot no farther than a hundred yards or so i think it would be a good choice!
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:50 PM
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i just wanted 2 see what evreyone thought about it.
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