I live in central Utah. I plan on mostly using it for mule deer. How do you think it would do with an elk?NotMormon said:Where do you live FOOL? 308 is fine for deer. 30-06 is more versatile if you reload but a 308 is good medicine for Mulies.
Not sure yet just starting the process. Once I decide on caliber I will select the rifle. Thanks for the input.NotMormon said:It will do fine on Elk as long as you hit em in the engine block with a good bullet. 150grain and up.... preferably a bonded bullet and keep your shots 200yrd or less.
What rifle are you looking at?
I don't think there is that much difference between the two grains to make it that big of a deal. I would be more concerned about which one shot more accurately out of the gun I was using.Excuse me, but did you really mean to use the word NOT in that sentence?
I've been using 150's for 4 decades and never had a problem. BTW 165's are great also.
I had a 308 rifle that would not shoot the 165 grain with any degree of accuracy. It just did not like them. Every gun has its likes and dislikes. Mine liked the 150's.I don't think there is that much difference between the two grains to make it that big of a deal. I would be more concerned about which one shot more accurately out of the gun I was using.
Thanks I guess I have a lot to think about.Curlyjoe_99 said:I totally agree with most all that has been stated.
However, IMHO, for hunting, like JonM just posted about no advantage, 30 caliber is what I prefer to use. It just gives me more bullet wt options of what you used to find on the shelves. I hunt hogs and white tail with three different cartridges, all 30cal. I have an SKS (7.62x39) for brush country-short shots, a browning BLR-80 in 308 which does excellent out to 250yrd and a Savage110 in 30-06 that I've target hit to 500yrd and hog shot at 400 (from resting position of course ) what I guess I am getting at is that either 308 or 30-06 will do fine for the majority of four legged medium (deer) sized game. So with all of this in mind, choose your caliber with the other being a second choice, then find the make and model of rifle that you want. If you can't find the exact match, maybe the rifle will be available in the other caliber, which is still a win. I hope this makes sense.
good luck in what you choose,