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What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

 
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

There are quite a few cartridges that do everything the .308 does, but better.
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

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There are quite a few cartridges that do everything the .308 does, but better.
I've heard that about pretty much every cartridge out there
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:16 AM
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

For anyone restricted to factory ammo, the 308 is the cartridge with the most factory match ammo options.
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

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There are quite a few cartridges that do everything the .308 does, but better.
Better is still a subjective term.
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

Remember Ruby Ridge back in 1992? The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) snipers used the R 700 in .308 as the primary tool. That said alot about the .308 as a primary platform. I am sure today they employ state of the art stuff up too and including the latest Barrett toys.
I always like for our team to be there first, with the most! I would bet that their core shooters still shoot a thousand .308 rounds every month if not more.

I would think medium recoil , dependability and having been the USMC KATE had alot to do with the choice, by default.
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

308 is a great cal just like the .06. Inside of most hunting ranges where the vast majority of hunters are willing to shoot (I'd guess inside 300 yards), there's hardly a difference in the 2, or a 270, 280, or most any other popular cal you want to throw in that mix.

I have both 308 and 30.06.
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Re: What's to love about the .308 Winchester?

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Remember Ruby Ridge back in 1992? The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) snipers used the R 700 in .308 as the primary tool. That said alot about the .308 as a primary platform.
There's nothing special about that. You could use almost any cartridge to make a head shot on a woman holding a baby and standing in the doorway of her own home. A woman's head is a pretty large target.
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