You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

308 vs 300 win mag

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
Default 308 vs 300 win mag

I'm look to buy a new rifle in one of these calibers. I want a round that has enough power to take any game in North America but still be fun at the range. Ive shot 308 win and a 300 weatherby but never a 300 win. I know a 300 weatherby kicks like a son of a bitch what about 300 win. What would you pick?

Last edited by David; 01-14-2010 at 03:22 AM.
David is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 01-14-2010, 03:27 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
canebrake's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1482 Times on 824 Posts
Likes Given: 1290


Hop over to the Introductions section and let us know a little about you.

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
spittinfire's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 88 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 5


I'd go with the 308 personally. It's a more common round and ammo can be found anywhere. Plus, it will handle anything legal to hunt in North America.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
spittinfire is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 02:24 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Txhillbilly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,342
Liked 2109 Times on 1145 Posts
Likes Given: 923


Well both are great calibers,but most 300 WM's will have way more recoil than the 308.Plus the price of ammo is quite a bit higher for the 300WM.

I don't have a 308,but several friends do and I have shot them. I like the 300 WM and have a couple along with the old faithful 30/06. Any of those three calibers will take almost any game in North America.
Txhillbilly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 06:51 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 159

Between the two I'd go for the .308. How about 30-06? It's a good compromise between the two.
ronl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 01:52 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 32

the .308 will do the job in North America with the right bullett. less recoil will also assure a better shot, making a more effective choice. I am 55, have no use for the magnums, wsms etc. unless you are a lemming and just got to go with the crowd. .308 ammo is sort of abundant nowadays compared toa few weeks ago. the magnums and wsms will put a hurt on your wallett. just some advice from an old hunter with no sore shoulder, good accuracy and not a lemming.
TexasPatriot.308 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes