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Unread 11-14-2004, 08:41 PM
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Hunting Gun

I am 14 years old and want a new deer rifle. I really like the caliber .308. I would like some information about the caliber. If anyone had one the want someone to take off their hands I'd be glad to hear about it.

Thanks, CoyoteKid
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Unread 11-18-2004, 08:08 PM
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Location: New Mexico
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Re: Hunting Gun


The 308 is excellent for deer, but depending on your size for 14 maybe to much recoil. I started my sons on the 308 and 30-06 but reloaded them to reduced (youth) rounds and slowly worked them up to full power loads as they grew up. If you know someone (like your Dad) who reloads, I sugjest using H4895 starting at 60% of listed max charge for the bullet weight. This isa good load out to 150, maybe 200 yards. Get a Hogdon manual or vist their site. Good hunting!
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