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Old 05-30-2013, 03:44 AM   #31
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Yup, I paid about $350 for my SKS and some ammo in 2010 or so; the one I missed out on as a kid was under $100. I still have the Marlin Model 60 though.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:20 AM   #32
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I've taken a 220 lb mule deer with a 55 gr from the mini 14 I used to have. That sucker didn't take 2 steps. Not a round I rue comment hunting with, but if you are proficient you can use what you want. I typically use my Remington 700 in .308. I am about to have in all of my parts and assemble my first 300 blackout. This will be my go to hog gun as well as short range deer slayer. In the brush country my longest shot may only be 150-200 yards, so my .308 is not necessary.

Here's a comparison of the difference in case/bullet size between 5.56 and 300 blackout. The 5.56 is a 62 gr ss109 and the .30 cal is a 168 gr Sierra Match King. I hand load all my .308's and am working on my 300 AAC Blackouts right now.

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What about 7.62x39. Are those good?
Yes but with the same cautions I would give to a 223 hunter, you are going to have limited range, limited penetration and you need to read up on any bullet you want to use because not all will give you the kind of performance you need. Your big leg up on the 223 guys though is the .30 caliber round is more efficient at making wide wound tracts, much like a 30-30.
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Yes but with the same cautions I would give to a 223 hunter, you are going to have limited range, limited penetration and you need to read up on any bullet you want to use because not all will give you the kind of performance you need. Your big leg up on the 223 guys though is the .30 caliber round is more efficient at making wide wound tracts, much like a 30-30.
I thing the x39 has enough penetration. It's such a heavy bullet it will go through plenty of soft tissue. Just a lot of drop at range.
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