Re: .308 good for hunting?
I have taken elk out to just over 200 yards with my 308, my girlfrinend took hers at 250. The guy I bought it from took a nice 5x5 at 402 yards, his furthest shot with my rifle. He bought another 308 and was moving, so that is how I picked up mine. Talked to him last year and he had taken a mule deer at a little over 600 yards with his new gun.
Last year, I had a shot opportunity a an elk at about 600 yards, but passed on it because I was uncomfortable with it. So now I have 300 wm on order. I know that the 308 itself could have taken that elk, but neither me nor my rifle could have at that time, in my opinion.
Since oyu are getting a custom rig, I would say go with the 300wm, and put a brake on it if you are worried about recoil. With what you are hunting, I htink that would fit the bill a little better.
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