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.308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

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Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

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In my opnion at the range you stated the 308 will kill most anything in North America. That being said I would go with the 300.
Took the words right out of my mouth. Everyone should own a 300.
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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    The question is where do you deer hunt? Do you need a short barrel quick handling gun or is a bolt gun with a 26" barrel ok? We hunt deer in north west MN - we hunt from tree stands so a 26" bolt gun works - we also hunt hogs in south Texas where we shoot out to 300yds. My two boys and I all shoot 300 win mags. For hogs 200 grain nosler partitions work great for deer we shoot 180grain Barnes TTSX. To make a long story short if you need a short barrel quick handling gun get the 308. Personally I love the 300 win. Its done anything I ever asked of it.

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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    Thanks for all the responses guys...I hunt North Texas where it can be really thick and in West Texas where you could have shots as far as you can see. I went to Wal Mart and their catalog has the Savage 10fp or maybe it was the 110fp(same in the .300, but when I search the web all I find is the .308 in that model.
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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    My buddy owns several Savage rifles with the accu trigger - loves them. He has just ordered a Weather Warrior - 116FCSS in 300 win mag. - this not only has the accu trigger but the new acccu stock. He can hardly wait to get it.
    Check out impact guns.

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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    All you need for pigs and deer is a .223 (maybe .243 if state has min cal requirements) My freezer is full of deer harvested with a .223 with a 65gr Sierra GameKing. 24" barreled AR-15. 300yd or less is easy pickins. By Sierras Recomendation the 65gr Gameking carries all the energy you need to kill a 250lb buck at 350yds. It may not tear through it like a meat cleaver, buy hunting is about putting the round where it counts.
    I got 4 deer this year with this load. Not one got further than 15ft.
    Good luck bro.
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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    A 300wm on deer is like picking up your groceries with a dump truck!
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    Re: .308 or .300 For Hunting Pigs & Deer

    Credibility is always lost when going from fact to oponion.
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