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Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
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is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

Looks like you and northern devout shooters are the exception! SORRY if I offended you as my observations were not meant to inflamatory.

In short, hunters living in vast wide-open areas may have a different opinion as to what constitutes an accurate shooting rifle. Dedicated reloaders / bench shoots have one definition, occasional range shooters usually broaden their expectations, and the once or twice a year hunter has an much more generous definition.

I too am a picky shooter, and when I see a fly on the target, I want the bullet to hit it. And when I see a deer at 250 yards, I want the bullet to hit the 2:00 position of his shoulder (well 1" above and 1" behind), but when teaching folks long-range marksmanship lessons, my expectations expand to the broad views of the occasional hunter living in vast open areas.

An accurate rifle doesn't make an accurate shooter and an accurate shooter can do amazing things with most rifles considered to be average.

It wasn't that long ago that open-range hunters / farmers depended on the 30-30 rifle to put food on the table. Most often, the dad would put a milk bucket on a log 50 yards away, and if his son could hit the 10" X 15" bucket, he was accurate enough to go hunting.

Breath
Relax
Aim
Sight
Squeeze

Keep smiling and happy hunting this fall.

Steve

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is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

very well said 147 i agree and thanks for the apology

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
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is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

is that what they call an "emotional post"? Yes Thumbs up Yes

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Location: Texas
Joined: 07/22/2005
Posts: 32
is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

.308 is a great deer caliber. ammo is easy to find and it can take down anything from a cayote to an elk. I don't know about swapping bls. and all that but i do know that. AND, you can get the rounds in 150gr, 165, 180 almost anywhere you go.

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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 08/25/2005
Posts: 409
is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

Heck yes!!! That cartridge will pulverize most any animal. The .308 is an awesome round.

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Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
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is a .308 good for hunting deer and other thin skinned game

I shoot .308 and love it. Yes it will work for deer, bear, elk and even moose up to 200yds.

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