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Old 10-24-2009, 04:08 PM
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I really want this .308 that i found, and it comes in .308 and 30-06. this isnt overkill for deer hunting is it? Im 16 and 6'0, 176 lbs< my dad said a .300 win mag is too much umph for me..
what do ya'll think?
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by kyhunter93 View Post
I really want this .308 that i found, and it comes in .308 and 30-06. this isnt overkill for deer hunting is it? Im 16 and 6'0, 176 lbs< my dad said a .300 win mag is too much umph for me..
what do ya'll think?
I'm the same hieght & wieght as you,personally I don't like shooting a 300 win. mag.
Here's the recoil energy of the 3 cal. you mentioned: 308 150gr 15.8....... 30 06 150gr 17.6........300 win mag 180gr 25.9
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:29 PM
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I don't think that the .300 Win Mag would have too much umph for you, I am 6'2" 185 lbs and the recoil of a 8.5 lb rifle doesn't start to bother me until I have about 30 rounds down the barrel, then I start to pull my shots a little. But unless you are chasing elk or moose as often as you are hunting deer and hunting them at the same time, I wouldn't worry about a .300 Win Mag.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:39 PM
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I think either of those calibers are perfect for deer hunting. The 300 WINMAG on the otherhand is overkill IMO.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:40 PM
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308 is a fine deer rifle,thats all the knockdown power you need for whitetails!!!
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:43 PM
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The 300 mag,30-06 and 308,when you put the crosshairs on a deer,you'll never notice the kick.300 mag is WAY to much gun for deer,unless your taking shots 500-600 yards.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:17 PM
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well, i dont want to start a war, but which of the two, 30-06 or 308 would you guys say to use? im really leaning towards the .308
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:19 PM
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I have a .300 win mag and a 30-30. I use the 30-30 when in the woods or when I wont be taking shots any further than 100 yards. If I am hunting a field and might need to make a pretty long shot, I use the .300 win mag. Its a heavy bitch compared to that 30-30.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:23 PM
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:29 PM
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I'd go with the 30-06 simply for ammo prices/availability. The ballistics between the two are close enough that you won't notice a difference.
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