Re: .308 effective distance?
I never get shots in Michigan over 70 yards and most were under 50 yards.
In all respects please make sure you can make a shot that far. practice, and watch over your shoulder, the anti-hunters, they love to trash hunters for any reason. I get to shoot out at a farm
at targets the size of a dinner plate with a pile of stumps as a backstop.
I know I could kill any Deer out to 500 yards, thats as far as I want to shoot at any Deer.
the .308 is a good calibre.