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#3312798 - 01/30/23 10:10 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
AdamT Online
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 3244
Loc: Southwest Virginia, USA
While I donít currently have a 308, I wouldnít mind to add one back to the rack. The one I had was a mid 2000s era 700 SPS Varmint. It was the green plastic stock version from Dicks Sporting Goods, back when they had a hunting sections and sold firearms. It wasnít anything special, but it shot well. I think of the 308 the same way as I do the 223 and 270. While theyíre not new, donít have catchy names, and arenít designed around big long heavies, they just flat work within reasonable ranges. Plus itís not hard to find a box of ammo on a shelf.
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#3312807 - 01/30/23 11:02 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: SnowmanMo]
hm1996 Offline
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What bullets are you shooting, Mo? I've used 110 Varmageddons and 125 gr. NBT and looks like your load is easier on fur than mine. Fur no good down here, so not a problem for me, just curious.

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hm
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#3312816 - 01/30/23 11:28 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 04/26/01
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
I used to have a 15" T/C Encore barrel in .308 that was very accurate and counted for several antelope and deer. I'd have to go way back to Photobucket days to find a picture of that thing. It got replaced by a much handier 13" .30-30 Ackley for my Contender.

My son shoots a Marlin SX7 (I think that's the model) in .308 and has killed a pronghorn, six elk, and three oryx for sure, maybe some other stuff I can't think of. It's surprisingly accurate for an entry level rifle, shooting factory Barnes Vortx 150 grainers into less than an inch. That's good enough that I haven't even worked up a load for it yet, and may not before he moves out and takes it with him.

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#3312839 - 01/31/23 03:08 AM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: hm1996]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Originally Posted By: hm1996
What bullets are you shooting, Mo? I've used 110 Varmageddons and 125 gr. NBT and looks like your load is easier on fur than mine. Fur no good down here, so not a problem for me, just curious.

Regards,
hm


I run Hornady factory whitetail ammo with 150gr spís. They group well, drop coyotes and donít do too bad on fur. Iíve also had luck with the Barnes Tac Tx and TTSX for when I venture into Commiefornia. The Barnes fly extremely well.
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#3312884 - 01/31/23 01:19 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
alf Offline
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Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2140
Loc: SW Wisconsin

I just remembered that I bought one of the early Remington VLS Varmints in 308 back when they were the laminated stocks with narrower forends with black ebony tips and checkering.

I had a hot shooting load with 125 Ballistic Tips, and took it out to South Dakota to pound a few prairie dogs. Recoil was a bit much for that endeavor, so I sold it to a gentleman that wanted it for cast bullet benchrest.

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#3312889 - 01/31/23 02:04 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: SnowmanMo]
hm1996 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SnowmanMo
Originally Posted By: hm1996
What bullets are you shooting, Mo? I've used 110 Varmageddons and 125 gr. NBT and looks like your load is easier on fur than mine. Fur no good down here, so not a problem for me, just curious.

Regards,
hm


I run Hornady factory whitetail ammo with 150gr spís. They group well, drop coyotes and donít do too bad on fur. Iíve also had luck with the Barnes Tac Tx and TTSX for when I venture into Commiefornia. The Barnes fly extremely well.


Thanks, Mo. Years ago I found Hornady 150 & 180 gr. Spire Points to be the only bullet other than a NP that would hold together from my 308 Norma or 300 WM. I had forgotten that and may try again to get my BAR to shoot a 150 around MOA. So far only thing it shoots well is the 110 VG.

I gave up a long time ago on the TX and TTX. I must be doing something wrong but they just will not shoot in any of my rifles.

Regards,
hm
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#3312894 - 01/31/23 03:46 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 906
Loc: USA
It's funny, I hunted primarily with a .30-06 for ~18 years. I then I decided I wanted less recoil so I moved down to the .24 and .26 calibers. They are a pleasure to shoot. I hunted with them for ~15 years. 2 years ago, I started hunting with the .308 and wondered why I left the .30 cals. The .30s put game down better in my opinion. I can hear it now....It's all about shot placement.

I shot a .308 in F/TR for a few years. It's a good round. After a 3 relay course of fire, it wears me out. That's where the small calibers shine.

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#3312896 - 01/31/23 04:16 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: Hunt]
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Registered: 03/11/08
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In case no one mentioned it, It is all about shot placement.
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#3312905 - 01/31/23 05:37 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/21
Posts: 297
Loc: Iowa
I've never hunted anything with the 308 but like to shoot steel and load it. Recently have started using a LR-308 just to see how it worked. It's been fun and accurate.

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#3312907 - 01/31/23 06:27 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 07/31/05
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I forgot to mention in my previous post that I used a .308 (PHís gun) in Namibia to take a very nice Warthog and Springbuck. I donít know specifically what bullets the guide had, but they were apparently pretty tough constructed. Had the appearance of a very small hollow point.






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#3312918 - 01/31/23 07:26 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
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I use to hunt with a Remington LTR in 308. It puts the smack down on deer right nicely.
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#3312968 - 02/01/23 09:29 AM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: Virginia
A friend of mine gave me a Remington 660 in .308 about 30 years ago. I've taken a couple of truck loads of deer with it. One of my favorite rounds.
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#3312986 - 02/01/23 01:04 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
alf Offline
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Registered: 03/25/07
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Loc: SW Wisconsin

Another I forgot about.....

When I first started shooting Hunter Benchrest, it was with a regular 308.

Once I wore that 1st barrel out, I switched over to a 30x47, which is a 4mm shorter 308.



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#3313520 - 02/06/23 10:09 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: pyscodog]
wachtelhund1 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 439
Loc: WI
The .308 Win is one of my favorite cartridges. I had a Remington 788 in .308 win that printed clover leaf groups. I don't know why I sold it, but I did and have hated that decision ever since. I've had for years a HK 770 and Winchester 100 carbine in .308. I've kill plenty of deer with both rifles. The Win 100 is my most favorite deer rifle. For a sixty year old rifle it shoots 1.5" to 2" groups which is fine for deer in WI woods. I shoot Speer 165gr Mag tips out of both rifles. This week I just received an AR-10 in .308 win. I could have gotten it in 6.5 Creed but stuck with the .308 Winnie. Haven't shot the AR-10 yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
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#3313533 - 02/06/23 11:12 PM Re: Any love for the 308 [Re: wachtelhund1]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
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Loc: S. Texas
Quote:
This week I just received an AR-10 in .308 win. I could have gotten it in 6.5 Creed but stuck with the .308 Winnie. Haven't shot the AR-10 yet, but I'm looking forward to it


I looked for quite a while for a .308 Mod 100 before giving up and going with a BAR.

Can't wait to see the AR10 wearing some of your beautiful wood furniture. wink wink

Regards,
hm
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