Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Overkill:yes or no?

Old 11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Super Moderator
jrbsr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Seagrove N.C. USA
Posts: 7,243

Originally Posted by kyhunter93 View Post
Yeah, what im worried about is i can only buy one. where i'll be hunting illl ber shooting anywhere from 30-250 yards. and if you guys have any recommendations on a brand gun feel free to share. im looking at the savages.

I would say, go with the 308, in a savage rifle.
They aren't to pricy, and shoot really good.

Good Luck.
jrbsr is offline  
Old 11-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Giant Nontypical
Sheridan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,130

You can do a lot of different kind of hunting with a lot of different factory ammo with the .30-06.

Take a look at this rifle;



Then save your money and buy some good glass and you will have it for life........
Sheridan is offline  
Old 11-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Nontypical Buck
PA Bow/Flinter's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 3,132

The .308 will suit you well. I'm 5'11" about 180lbs. I got my .308 when I was ~13 and it was the perfect amount of punch for me.
PA Bow/Flinter is offline  
Old 11-01-2009, 09:03 PM
AfterLife's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 88

308 would be my choice
AfterLife is offline  
Old 11-02-2009, 10:50 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 575

.308 w/150gr bullet is perfect for deer.
texas8point is offline  
Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM
Typical Buck
cjwink's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: From Texas but now reside in MS
Posts: 823

308 would be my choice.. There is a reason the US Armed forces chaned from 30-06 to 308... Smaller weapons with shorter actions and less weight for ammo carrying purposes
cjwink is offline  
Old 11-02-2009, 01:32 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 228

All the argument about caliber and "overkill" only proves just how unimportant caliber is. Find a rifle that is a natural extension of your body and feels perfect to hold. Whatever caliber it happens to be...perfect.
(Except for 50 BMG...now that's overkill.)
USNRETHunter is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.