.308 max killing range

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  1. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    For these animals what in your opinion is the max kill range with the best of the best stuff for .308.

    1. Texas Whitetail Deer

    2. Coyote

    3. Wolf

    4. Medium sized hogs

    5. Rams

    6. North American Whitetail

    7. Prong Horn

    8. Elk

    9. Caribu

    10. Smaller Moose


    This is with the best ammo the best rifle the best scope and in a steady position. No answers like it can't kill it, if it can't kill a smaller moose, put 30 yards then and so on and so forth. Thank you all very much I just need to know the answer to this.
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    1. Texas Whitetail Deer

    ~ 900 yards

    2. Coyote

    ~ 600 yards

    3. Wolf

    ~ 600 yards

    4. Medium sized hogs

    ~ 600 yards

    5. Rams

    ~ 600 yards (I have zero experience with these critters.)

    6. North American Whitetail

    ~ 900 yards

    7. Prong Horn

    ~ 900 yards

    8. Elk

    ~ 600 yards

    9. Caribu

    ~ 900 yards

    10. Smaller Moose

    ~ 500 yards


    For deer and caribou I believe that if I can poke through their chest it'll kill them, I have killed a lot of deer. From my experience and from the tales of other I feel caribou die fairly easily... I've even heard that a stale doughnut might kill one. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    For predators and critters of smaller size I don't believe the bullet will open up too well way out. I feel a need to stay inside the range where the bullet will expand quickly and cause some significant damage before exiting.

    The hogs I''ve killed lead me to believe they kill sort of hard.

    For large critters I feel the need to ensure the bullet can penetrate the full width (broadside shot) of the chest with an expanded bullet and therefore a closer distance.


    Presented for what it's worth.. your mileage may vary.
     

  3. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    I would not have thought a moose would be killed at 500 yards with a .308.
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I would not have thought a moose would be killed at 500 yards with a .308.

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    Why not?
     
  5. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    I was previously told that shooting a moose at even 400 yards was a HUGE risk. Damnit, if I'm going to be shooting game as big as elk and moose within 500 yards will I want a .308 or .300 win mag? I'm a good shot but fairly small.
     
  6. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    Which do I want?
     
  7. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I'll change my maximum killing distances a bit to help you out, the original distances seem to have caused some stress..

    1. Texas Whitetail Deer

    ~ 300 yards

    2. Coyote

    ~ 250 yards

    3. Wolf

    ~ 250 yards

    4. Medium sized hogs

    ~ 200 yards

    5. Rams

    ~ 200 yards (I have zero experience with these critters.)

    6. North American Whitetail

    ~ 150 yards

    7. Prong Horn

    ~ 250 yards

    8. Elk

    ~ 100 yards

    9. Caribu

    ~ 200 yards

    10. Smaller Moose

    ~ 100 yards, maybe 75 yards.



    Get the 308 Win and then get closer to the critter..
     
  8. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I was previously told that shooting a moose at even 400 yards was a HUGE risk. Damnit, if I'm going to be shooting game as big as elk and moose within 500 yards will I want a .308 or .300 win mag? I'm a good shot but fairly small.

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    "I was previously told that shooting a moose at even 400 yards was a HUGE risk"

    Risky for a poor shoot, a chip shot for those that know how.

    "Damnit, if I'm going to be shooting game as big as elk and moose within 500 yards will I want a .308 or .300 win mag? I'm a good shot but fairly small".

    Personal choice,and what does your size have to do with it
     
  9. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Dave, LMAO
     
  10. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    The reason for the "HUGE risk" was I was responding about the .308.
    The reason it matters that I said fairly small is the .300 winchester magnum is a big caliber.
     
  11. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The reason for the "HUGE risk" was I was responding about the .308.
    The reason it matters that I said fairly small is the .300 winchester magnum is a big caliber.

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    I fail to see why the 308 would be a huge risk. the 308 with the proper bullet has sufiecent power to poke a hole through the vitail which ='s dead Moose.

    Stil don't see where your size matters as small women can shoot 300 Win Mag and up the set up of the rfle would have more to do with felt recoil than any other factor

    Are your question legitmate or are you just stirring the pot?
     
  12. Ballistic

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    The reason for the "HUGE risk" was I was responding about the .308.
    The reason it matters that I said fairly small is the .300 winchester magnum is a big caliber.

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    308 and 300WM are the same caliber.
     
  13. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    Smells a trollish to me. If you would use the search feature you would find the answer you are looking for.

    d-a
     
  14. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

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    308 and 300WM are the same caliber.

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    mmmhmmm