No. The 308 is a great round, but when talking trajectory and wind drift it is second rate to the (anything?) 7/08. If there is not a particular reason for using the 308, IE. ammo availability, then the 7/08 is a superior round for LR shooting. Having said that, I wouldn't point the 7/08 at anything at any range that I wouldn't with the 308, and that would be a long way.......
BTW, "energy" means dick, when it comes to killing.......
Hey charles A. i get that energy doesnt substitute for accuracy but a bullet with 200ft/lbs that you can place into the kill zone of a deer probably will not do the job like one that has 1000ft/lbs. i just read somewhere that 100ft/lbs is a good number so am basing my decisions around it.what do you think??
Energy doesn't kill. Tissue disruption does. What's important is that there is sufficient velocity remaining for that particular bullet to upset.
For instance- a Barnes X may need 2,000fps to upset, where as a Ballistic-Tip may only need 1,000fps. All else being equal, the max range for sufficient tissue damage will be farther with the BT then the X. "Energy" has nothing to do with it.
Energy is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass (The bullet) from rest to its current velocity.Energy does kill!!!
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"As clearly illustrated in the relevant scientific literature over the past 20 years, kinetic energy or momentum transfer from a projectile to tissue is not a wounding mechanism. For that matter, neither is velocity. The amount of energy "deposited" in the body by a bullet is approximately equal to the amount transferred to the body when a person is hit by a fast pitch baseball. The amount of kinetic energy "deposited" or momentum transferred to a body by a projectile is not directly proportional to the amount of tissue damaged and is not a measure of wounding power. Wounds of vastly differing severity can be inflicted by bullets of identical kinetic energy and momentum. What the bullet does in the body--whether it yaws, deforms, or fragments, how deeply it penetrates, and what tissue it passes through is what determines wound severity, not kinetic energy or momentum.
In assessing bullet terminal performance, important data is how deeply do they penetrate, how much tissue is crushed and stretched, how is the terminal performance of these loads after first penetrating an intermediate barrier? How have these loads performed during scientific testing by respected researchers, such as the FBI, IWBA, JSWB-IPT? What are the autopsy results from officer involved shootings using these loads?"