Re: .308 win LR deer hunting
I shot my Elk this year @ 354 yards with my 308. 46 grns rl15 165 hpbt game king. It was a high shoulder shot. At a steep 35 +- angle, the bullet traveled through spine and out. DRT of course, but after skinning the amount of blood shot was amazing whole rib section entry side was jelly, half of that front shoulder was toast and the entry was 8" above it. Even half of oppsite rib section was blood shot. It looked like I shot the thing point blank with a 300win mag multiple times. That being said i plan on keeping this load in my shell holder for a longer shot from now on, but using a 180 accubond chambered and in the mag,which is my typical load. After seeing the results I wouldn't hesitate using it on a Elk at 700-800 yards or 1000 on deer. I wish I would have taken pics, but the heat and flys had me running. My neighbors couldn't believe I shot it at that distance once with a 308 win.