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Old 08-19-2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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That's interesting. I have not had good luck at close ranges with the .308. The durn bullets just zip right on through then kill trees on the other side as the deer staggers away. I personally have much better knock downs at close ranges with hot loaded .45 slugs and would have expected the .444 loaded with 240 gr. XTPs or similar to be a superb close range deer rifle.
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How much do the deer weigh, in your neighborhood ?
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How much do the deer weigh, in your neighborhood ?
It is not about the size of the deer man.

the 444 and 45-70 are not long range rounds. The guns and cartridges are made to use in close quarters where your shots are not long shots but may be in heavy brush.
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Between 150 to 290 or so. Pic below is fairly typical of what I take here in my yard. This one weighed about what I do, and I am over 220.

My normal shooting range is about 10 to 20 yards. Sometimes closer than that. The brush can get pretty thick hereabouts. The Taylor scale supports my claim as a .308 gives a T score of only 17 while my .45 slugs at 1500+ fps score 22. That is at muzzle. Alternatively, as cptango states, if I was doing 300 yd shots, I would probably go back to the .308 as the 45 would have a lower score way out there and be easily beaten by the .308 as a game round.
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