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lukeisme 06-15-2010 01:43 AM

Cant Decide
Ok heres the situation. I cant decide to buy a 308 or 223. I want a H&R survivor series single shot, but I cant decide in 308 or 223. They both have their respective advantages. I like the 223 for hunting coyotes, I like the 308 for dear and elk here. (I dont know why for hunting I like a single shot). 223 ammo is less expensive per box, but I can load 308 and I am sure get awsome accuracy. :eek: Just too hard to decide. I can't get both cause that would just get me killed by a very understanding wife. Help be out here guys give me some input!!

jpattersonnh 06-15-2010 01:48 AM

I load 120gr varmint in .308. Quite a difference. You know the pony left the gate. They are smok'en

stalkingbear 06-15-2010 02:19 AM

Do you already have a deer/elk gun? If not I'd opt for the .308. You can work up loads for just about everything.

cpttango30 06-15-2010 02:26 AM

110gr V-max will sure make a mess of a yote. and 150gr to 165gr is good for deer and 180 gr for elk. I vote 308.

jbshoots 06-15-2010 02:55 AM


especially if you already have the reloading stuff for it.

joshfireart 06-15-2010 04:08 AM

308 and then a 22 250 then a 338 win mag then you can do it all

Gordo323 06-15-2010 05:46 AM

I'd go with the.308. Especially for the deer and elk. But in Colorado you could still run into an angry moose, so I personally would get rid of the understanding wife,buy both guns and add a 7mm rem mag,and a .454 Casull handgun to the mix, buy lots of brass,dies,primers,powders,bullets. And find a not so understanding wife!:D

Yunus 06-15-2010 11:40 AM

If you can load .308 the price won't be much different and it's a single shot rifle. I guess it comes down to, do you want to take out deer or coyotes more often?

RobDennis 06-15-2010 11:37 PM

If you load your own get a 308. you can do both hunting deer elk AND coyotes.

375shooter 06-16-2010 12:55 AM

The .308 with 150 to 200 grain bullets will work well for deer and elk. Lighter bullets can be used for coyotes.

The .223 will work well for coyotes, and with the right bullet (Barnes TSX) can work for deer. But it's definitely not an elk round.

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