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Old 10-21-2013, 03:29 PM
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I just recently started using an old .308, I have 150gr and 180gr ammo for it. I hunt NY where the furthest shot I have is MAYBE 125 yards. What would you guys recommend and how do you like this caliber for deer?
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:44 PM
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It's deadly. Any .30 cal round is more than enough gun for deer and depending on the type(ballistic tip or rapid expansion types), the internal damage and exit wounds are catastrophic.

Have no worries, the 308 is more than capable if not a little bit overkill.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:12 PM
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125 yards with a 308 is a bit of a waste,it'll shoot a lot further,but enough for deer.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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I have an AR10 (which is a 308 version of the AR15's) and its a cannon.. Kind of over-kill for a deer..
With that much energy, you don't even need to hit a vital to kill the animal. The shock-wave that is created as the round passes through the tissues is enough.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:16 PM
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I think the Winchester boxed ammo I have says zero drop at 200yds so yeah its moving...its plenty gun for a deer
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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In my opinion, its the best rifle for a deer. Equip it with ballistic tip ammo and its a magic wand of death.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ABarOfSoap View Post
I just recently started using an old .308, I have 150gr and 180gr ammo for it. I hunt NY where the furthest shot I have is MAYBE 125 yards. What would you guys recommend and how do you like this caliber for deer?
ABOS,

I really don't understand your question or consern!

The 30/30, 270, 308 and 30/06 are (and have been) the best basic deer cartridges for years and years!
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:37 AM
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My favorite caliber! My rifle seems to like the 150 gr. Remington Core Locts better than anything else. I just started reloading, but I have not found a good load yet!
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:40 AM
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My Uncle that I grew up hunting with probably killed more deer with a .308 than anyone I ever met. I'd bet that after the 30-06 and 30-30, the .308 has accounted for more whitetails than any other cartridge.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:01 AM
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When I show up in camp with a .308 the word gets around fast and deer just walk into camp and surrender. They know the futility of resistance.
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