308 question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 300 HART, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. 300 HART

    300 HART Active Member

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    ok yall i have a question
    do yall think a 308 is enough to kill a deer out to 500 yards?
    and is a 16x power scope good for that range?
    and ima be shootin 150 gr hornady sst or the interlock or interbond

    to be able to see the deer well and clear.

    thanks
    300 HART
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    In short, yes and yes.

    The 150's you mention are suitable although I would not use the 150 sst for the very large mature WT or mature mulies. 150 Interbond, 150 accubond etc for the bigunns. That is however, only my opinion.
     

  3. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    +1 Do it!
     
  4. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    "do yall think a 308 is enough to kill a deer out to 500 yards?
    and is a 16x power scope good for that range?
    and ima be shootin 150 gr hornady sst or the interlock or interbond"

    Yes - the .308 is plenty powerful to kill a deer at 500+ yards, assuming good shot placement.

    A 16x is a more powerful scope than necessary, but if you like it... Why not?

    Shoot whichever bullet is more accurate. Either one of those should work fine, if you hit well.
     
  5. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    the gun will do it question is (dont take offence) can you ?
     
  6. 300 HART

    300 HART Active Member

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    after a summer of practicing i know i can
    i can shoot water bottles at 300 easy
    so next time go shootin ima bring them out further and further till i get to my 500 mark
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a good plan. We set milk jugs up at 700 yards and 1000 yards and plug away. It usually takes two or three shots before we are on them. My only suggestion is maybe move up to the 165 SST. We shot a deer this past season at close range in the neck. The bullet went in through the vertebrae and passed through with a 50 cent piece size whole on the opposite side. This was at 30yards with about 2900fps. I would say they hold together pretty well.

    Tank
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    More than enough gun and scope @ 500 yards on deer.