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Unread 01-05-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: .308 effective distance?

Dam auto correct yes it is the culprit sposed to say my apologies and it shoots great
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    Unread 01-14-2013, 05:46 PM
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    Re: .308 effective distance?

    Can't believe yall never heard of chicken barrels! Haha
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    Unread 01-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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    Re: .308 effective distance?

    My wife shot a Mule deer at 460 yards with a 308 this past hunting season. Shooting 150 gr spitzer boattails (Sierra Gamekings). 2740 FPS. Bullet went clear thru, buck didn't go 20 yards.
    Not a huge bodied buck, but I was shocked it went clear thru at that range. Thats the entry hole behind the shoulder.

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    Unread 01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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    Placement rules and dear are a lightly constructed creature. I do not worry about energy like I do with elk. I will use a 308win on dear out to any range a clean first round hit is confident but of course I do not have the confidence in my ability to make that hit with my 308 that I have in some of my other rifles. A little missed wind goes a long ways for a 308win at 1000yrds.
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    Unread 01-30-2013, 07:52 PM
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    Re: .308 effective distance?

    Quote:
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    Placement rules and "dear" are a lightly constructed creature.
    My "dear" isn't lightly constructed.
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    Unread 01-30-2013, 08:10 PM
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    BUSTED on bad spelling...........(dang?) it, that (AINT) right. Not the first or the last time I am sure. I thank you for the correction and I stand corrected. Till next time. DO NOT even think about my punctuation! Nothing to see here, move along.
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    Unread 01-30-2013, 10:00 PM
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    Re: .308 effective distance?

    I read awhile back the military considers the .308 an 800 yard round, and the .300 magnum a 1200 yard system. Different components, and targets for sure, but one way to look at it.
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