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Anyone shoot a .308?

Postby HuntingAddict1775 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 pm

Anyone here shoot a .308? If so, what do you shoot?

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Re: Anyone shoot a .308?

Postby shaman » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:39 am

I shoot a Savage 99 in 308 WIN, it is my #1 choice for over a decade for my Opening Day tree stand sit.

I shoot a 165 grain Hornady Interlock SP over a reduced load of H4895. It makes it more like a hot 300 Savage-- a bit less velocity, a bit less recoil and perfect for shots from an elevated stands in dense woods. I've bagged bucks as close as 10 yards and as far out as 150 yards with it.

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Re: Anyone shoot a .308?

Postby CharlieTN » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:05 pm

I'm shooting a Remington 700 SPS Varmint that's been cut down to 22" with a new stock. Using hand loaded Hornady 165 SST's at roughly 2600 fps. Took 4 last year with 4 shots. Furthest one ran maybe 70 yards. .308 is really an under appreciated round with all of the magnum madness. Easy to load for, tons of data, mild recoil, very accurate and more than adequate for much of the game in North America.

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Re: Anyone shoot a .308?

Postby rthomas4 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:38 pm

I shoot my T/C Encore .308 with Winchester Super X 150 grain power points, almost exclusively these days. I own another .308, a couple of .270s, a .30-06, and a .300 wsm, but in the last 3 or 4 years, I've killed about 20 or so deer with the Encore at anywhere from 10 yards to a little over 200 yards. The only deer I've missed with it was a doe at over 200 yards that I tried to shoot in the head last year as she was headed off of the private land I was hunting towards a WMA. I figured, rather than wound or have her go onto the WMA land, I'd risk the head shot and either drop her in her tracks or miss her completely.
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