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Old 04-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #21
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If you are looking into something in the middle, why a .308 caliber? Why not a 6.5 or 7mm? Even a .25 caliber.
I thought about getting a 7mm-08 or a 243 but it's hard to find one around me

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I've got nothing against .308.

IMHO 30-06 is one of the all time great calibers. Look at its military history - 1903 Springfield, 1917 Springfield, M1 Garand, BAR. Wow! Main rifle caliber of WW I, WW II and Korea.

Personally, I've trophy hunted Whitetails for > 20 years with two calibers - .35 in my Marlin 336 for deep woods hunting and 30-06 in my Ruger 77 for longer range hunting. Personal best was 12 pt. (128 B&C) @ 312 yards across a cotton field in Dooley County, GA. Shoot 180 GR. Winchester Ballistic Silvertips.
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Ah, no contest?

I guess the only way you would select a .308

would be if you got a better shot off with the

reduced recoil.

Long range is where the 30-06 shines.
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I've got nothing against .308.

IMHO 30-06 is one of the all time great calibers. Look at its military history - 1903 Springfield, 1917 Springfield, M1 Garand, BAR. Wow! Main rifle caliber of WW I, WW II and Korea.

Personally, I've trophy hunted Whitetails for > 20 years with two calibers - .35 in my Marlin 336 for deep woods hunting and 30-06 in my Ruger 77 for longer range hunting. Personal best was 12 pt. (128 B&C) @ 312 yards across a cotton field in Dooley County, GA. Shoot 180 GR. Winchester Ballistic Silvertips.
Same here its hard to beat a cartridge that's 106 years old and still going strong thats why I have two of the them one is a Belgium made BAR the other is a savage 110 that I was turning in to a long range light wight hunting/target rifle tell I got this 308 now I'm trying to decide which one will perform best

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Ah, no contest?

I guess the only way you would select a .308

would be if you got a better shot off with the

reduced recoil.

Long range is where the 30-06 shines.
Ya the recoil don't bother me unless I'm put three or four box's down range then I start shaking

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Ya the recoil don't bother me unless I'm put three or four box's down range then I start shaking

I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH
I run like a Chevy, and if I live to be 300, I won't be as effed

up as most fords are, straight from the factory!
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I run like a Chevy, and if I live to be 300, I won't be as effed

up as most fords are, straight from the factory!
Lmao that least I'm not a Dodge

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Where do you live that you can only find .308 calibers????
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Where do you live that you can only find .308 calibers????
I live in Missouri but everyones getting in to long range shooting are getting 308s,7mm-08s,300win mags, and 7mm rem mags and they are the hardest guns to come across in my area

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I'm not sure if you're in a smaller town but a lot of gun stores can order whatever you want! I shoot a .300 WSM with basic 180 gr bullets and if I can see it it's down! And the kick isn't bad as many people made it out to be! Like any gun, the more you practice and get to know the gun the more you can do with it and reach out further and further.
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