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Old 01-03-2013, 02:45 PM
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.308 effective distance?

I'm in the market for a new rifle and I'm looking at .308 or a .300 win mag. Imbunsure about the .308's effective killing distance on big game. Will a .308 put big game down at 1000 yards or is that not very likely?
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

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I'm in the market for a new rifle and I'm looking at .308 or a .300 win mag. Imbunsure about the .308's effective killing distance on big game. Will a .308 put big game down at 1000 yards or is that not very likely?
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I've made alot of shots at 1000 yds with a .308, if you're accurate, it will put them down.....but a 300 Win Mag would be a better choice.....I don't know alot of folks comfortable with shooting game at that range though. Having the choice, I wouldn't.....
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

I appreciate the reply
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

my set limit for myself and my .308 is 600 yards on deer and 400 on anything bigger. This is because, as it is, I am shooting 155 Bergers, and they still have over 1k energy and 1800FPS out to 600. Beyond that, the velocity is below the 1800FPS recommended by Berger for proper expansion.

edit: I am looking at upping my load to 185 Bergers
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:21 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

I shoot 308 winchester out to 1000 and beyond almost every time I go shoot I hand load the 215 vergers photo of 45.8 gr of re 17 and at 1000 they still have 945 ftlbs of kinetic energy the pix as my signature is a grouping from 1000 I have shot sub moa at 1500 on a regular bassis if u can get good optics good accurate gun and reload 1000 and even 1500 is not outside of the 308 capabilities I have mangled a coyote at 1107 just 2 days ago shooting the same load out of a 22.85 select match chicken barrel
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

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I have mangled a coyote at 1107 just 2 days ago shooting the same load out of a 22.85 select match chicken barrel
How does that chicken barrel shoot....ah...cluck for you?
I am assuming auto correct is the culprit here?
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