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Old 08-05-2014, 02:29 PM
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.308 effective hunting range

Hello, I live in Argentina, and I like long range shooting hunting. I have a .308 rifle; what do you think would be the longest range on an axis deer game for this caliber, and the same question on a hog? What kind of bullets would be suitable for this kind of hunting (The only brands available are Hornady and Sierra, I would prefer 165 grains or heavier)
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:56 PM
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Hello, I live in Argentina, and I like long range shooting hunting. I have a .308 rifle; what do you think would be the longest range on an axis deer game for this caliber, and the same question on a hog? What kind of bullets would be suitable for this kind of hunting (The only brands available are Hornady and Sierra, I would prefer 165 grains or heavier)
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I only shoot steel with a .308 and hunt with magnum calibers, however I would be more concerned with shot placement on an axis deer using 175gr bullets rather than range. A well placed accurate shot will put down just about any deer species with quality 175gr bullets out to appx 800yds. Hogs- I have never hunted hogs here in the south west (USA) so I cant give advice worth a darn
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:07 PM
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Re: .308 effective hunting range

For deer and hogs, the 308 can be effective out to 600 yards with a well placed shot. Both Hornady and Sierra has good hunting bullet options in the 165+ weight class. For Sierra look at the 165 and 180grain Game Kings. For Hornady, they look at their Interlock and Interbond bullets (available in 165+) and avoid the tipped bullets like the SST. When shooting at hogs, you want a tough bullet that will punch through the shoulder blade.
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For deer and hogs, the 308 can be effective out to 600 yards with a well placed shot. Both Hornady and Sierra has good hunting bullet options in the 165+ weight class. For Sierra look at the 165 and 180grain Game Kings. For Hornady, they look at their Interlock and Interbond bullets (available in 165+) and avoid the tipped bullets like the SST. When shooting at hogs, you want a tough bullet that will punch through the shoulder blade.
The .308 can effectively kill deer sized game a little farther than 600 yards. I'd say around 750-850 (if you wanted to push it) with a 168-175gr bullet. As long as you had a 24-26" barrel to add some extra velocity to it.

As for the hogs, I wouldn't shoot them further an 500-600 with a .308...They're tough SOB's.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:03 PM
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perfecto...listen carefully as it has been said twice "well placed shot."

I agree that a 308 can kill deer past 600 but it's ability to make a well placed shot gets questionable beyond 600 yards with an average man on the trigger.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:06 PM
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Re: .308 effective hunting range

Thank you very much for the answers.
Does anyone know wht match bullets are not recomended for hunting?
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Thank you very much for the answers.
Does anyone know wht match bullets are not recomended for hunting?
All of them....That's why they're labeled "target" bullets.
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