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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: prm] #14333965 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by prm
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Rem 700 SS action, Bartlein #2 11 twist with Palma 95 chamber, Mcmillan hunters edge stock, trigger tech trigger, NECG sights zeroed at 100 yards. Had the bolt handle screwed down to make sure I didn't have it come off. Using a NF 2-10x32 with a mildot reticle and a ballistic cam for 165 federal Trophy bonded bullets at 2740 FPS.. 200 yard 5 shot groups, <1". Built by redneck. Rifle weighs 6lbs, 6oz.


I can’t find any fault with that rifle, very nice! That’s a true do anything rifle and load.


Without a doubt. That is one of the best no nonsense hunting rifle I have seen around this place in awhile. Great optics, solid load in a dependable rifle that doesn't need wheels under it!


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: TomM1] #14333978 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by TomM1
Only killed woodchucks with the couple .308’s that have passed through my hands...but what is a watermelon neck deer???


My guess would be a buck at the height of the rut.

I never gave the .308 much respect until 1973 when in desperation I bought one. St the time my only rifle was a 9+ pound 30-06 based on a badly bubba'd 1903A3 Springfield. My hunting buddies and I have found a choice place to hunt but it was up around 9,000 to 9.500 feet MSL and I was at the time a heavy chain smoker. I had to find a lighter rifle that I could afford at the time. I was living in a small western cow town that had exactly two hardware stores at the time and one of them had a Remington 660 in .308 for $99.95 They'd been trying to sell it and when I looked at it they offered to give me a 15% discount. I bought it and the stuff to mount a 4X Bushnell scope plus a couple boxes of ammo. I finally got it sighted in at 3" high at 100 using the 150 gr. Remington Core lokts in time for deer season. I was not a fan of the .308 but it was light and reasonably accurate.
My buddies were off to one side and was maybe 200 or so yards to the left of them when they kicked out a nice 4x4 and started shooting. I knew they'd hit it and as it ran out in front of me way out yonder I took a shot to try and bring it down. Shocker hell out of me when it dropped at the hit. My buddies came over and we paced it off and total the results. The average was 426 paces. That rifle and I took many a deer back in the 1970's.
In 1979 I moved to Arizona on a job transfer and was using a lightweight FN Mauser that looked ugly as sin but shot like an angel. Over the years I was always looking for a replacement for a 6.5x54 M/S that was stolen back in 1975. I found a Ruger M77 RSI back in 1980 that felt and handled exactly like that old M/S that I lost. Guy was honest when I asked him why so cheap? He said he could not find a load for that rifle that would give any kind of a usable group. I thanked him for his honesty and bought it anyway. It took a little over two years before I found a load that would do 1.5" or less from that rifle. I'll just say a stiff load of W760 and the 165 gr. Speer did the trick. Velocity is only 2550 FPS but it's taken deer out as far as 250 yards. For some reason, when ever I've drawn a tag for the Kaibab National Forest I've taken that little RSI and it's always brought home the meat. I had to buy another one as my wife took over the first one and somehow fell into a third one, all in .308. The load for the first rifle has worked very well in the latter two. They were also cheap because the guy selling them couldn't get them to shoot bug holes.
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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14333980 12/03/19
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For 30 years it was the meat getter here...but I finally matured and came to my senses and went with the father of the .308, born in 1889, the 7.65 Belgian Mauser. Accept no imitations.


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: rgrx1276] #14334158 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by rgrx1276

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Nice rifle and thanks for the build sheet.

Not to derail this thread, but when did Rangers stop wearing the high and tight? When I was in 3/1 SFG(A) at Ft. Lewis in the 80's, you could spot a Ranger from outer space by the haircut.


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Originally Posted by prm
Originally Posted by rgrx1276

Rem 700 SS action, Bartlein #2 11 twist with Palma 95 chamber, Mcmillan hunters edge stock, trigger tech trigger, NECG sights zeroed at 100 yards. Had the bolt handle screwed down to make sure I didn't have it come off. Using a NF 2-10x32 with a mildot reticle and a ballistic cam for 165 federal Trophy bonded bullets at 2740 FPS.. 200 yard 5 shot groups, <1". Built by redneck. Rifle weighs 6lbs, 6oz.


I can’t find any fault with that rifle, very nice! That’s a true do anything rifle and load.



Definitely a solid package.


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14334542 12/03/19
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I've downed many large animals with my Savage .308 rifle including a bull moose and two caribou during a hunt to Saskatchewan. Seven elk within the Bear Lodge Mts. of Wyoming and a big black bear in Ontario. None required more than two shots through the chest organs. But for deer, I feel that the .308 is a bit too much power and have switched over to my 30-30 carbine.

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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14334655 12/03/19
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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: earlybrd] #14334731 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by earlybrd


Hoss of a buck there!

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Originally Posted by earlybrd

Stud!


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: okie john] #14334742 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by okie john
Originally Posted by rgrx1276

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Nice rifle and thanks for the build sheet.

Not to derail this thread, but when did Rangers stop wearing the high and tight? When I was in 3/1 SFG(A) at Ft. Lewis in the 80's, you could spot a Ranger from outer space by the haircut.


Okie John


My info tells me the rangers stopped with the high and tight after 2001.... I was with the 48th Inf BDE- 3rd ID outside Yusufiyah Iraq in 2005 when that shot was taken.

Bravo

Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: rgrx1276] #14334813 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by rgrx1276
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308 works for me.

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That




That is F'n sweet!! Details?


Rem 700 SS action, Bartlein #2 11 twist with Palma 95 chamber, McMillan hunters edge stock, trigger tech trigger, NECG sights zeroed at 100 yards. Had the bolt handle screwed down to make sure I didn't have it come off. Using a NF 2-10x32 with a mildot reticle and a ballistic cam for 165 federal Trophy bonded bullets at 2740 FPS.. 200 yard 5 shot groups, <1". Built by redneck. Rifle weighs 6lbs, 6oz.[/quote]

Looks like a great build. What is the barrel length? Blind magazine or floor plate?

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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14334820 12/03/19
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Barrel is 21"... Using a drop box floor plate by PTG that holds 5 under the bolt easy...

Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14334918 12/03/19
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Truth be told I’m not a ballistics expert I hunt with a 30-06 and a 308 I’ve not seen a difference even out to 300 yds but got into a situation on a buck running several years ago and short stroked my 30-06 and it went click that’s why I prefer a 308 I still killed the deer

Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14335035 12/03/19
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Wooters liked it. 'Nuff said.


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14335102 12/03/19
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I have 2 and the buck I killed is in the bullet holes thread. As much as I love my 260s I’ll admit the 308 puts a bigger hole in a critter. Probably the best blood trail and perfect sized exit hole I’ve ever had with a deer.


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14335365 12/03/19
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I like the 308 Win and have shot 1 moose, a black bear, two elk and some deer with them.


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Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: rgrx1276] #14335455 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by rgrx1276
308 works for me.
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Great pic and thank you for your service!!

Re: Anyone hunt with a 308 ? [Re: Spotshooter] #14335486 12/03/19
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Only thing I ever hunted with the round was people. We called the 7.62x51 and it was belt fed. Over penetrated a bit. Maybe it was the FMJ stuff that did that.


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.308s work for me.




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Now I have a kid who shoots one.
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My wife and I have both killed more with our 308s than any other caliber. Mostly moose, caribou, grizzly and brown bears, sheep, and goats.

Don't hunt as much these days with it, but still have two in my wife (my wifes Kimber Montana & the Model 7 Rem my dad got me as my first big game rifle)

Hard to argue against the 308 just like the 30-06. Neither is flashy but they just work.

This guy below died with one single shot from my wife's 308:
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Was able to snap a pic of her at the ready while waiting for the bear to get up from its nap.
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