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#3051347 - 11/27/12 10:53 AM .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06
Rockhound
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Out to 300 yards is there really any difference when it comes to shooting deer?

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#3051376 - 11/27/12 11:07 AM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: Rockhound]
BigD_625
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You can look at Winchester's (or others') website at ballistics to see trajectory, velocity, and energy are at various distances. The deer can't tell a difference. The win mag and wsm will have some advantage at 300 and beyond...mainly velocity and energy.

It's not a huge difference either way.
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#3051379 - 11/27/12 11:09 AM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: BigD_625]
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Na. Now if you want to look at 2 other .30 cal guns, the 300 RUM and the 300 Weatherby Mag, you'll see a noticeable difference but at quite a price difference as well.
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#3051390 - 11/27/12 11:13 AM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: Rubberduck270]
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308 and 30/06 will lag behind the other two some but are much more pleasant to shoot... At 300yds I like the energy of the 300s better.
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#3051453 - 11/27/12 11:42 AM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: Roost 1]
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At 300 yds the 308 all day long! Beyond that is where the mag comes in to play
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#3051514 - 11/27/12 12:33 PM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: ImThere]
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recoil! that in turn can be a VERY big difference for some shooters and forming bad shooting habits.
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#3051998 - 11/27/12 04:59 PM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: REN]
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A big price difference!

The '06 will be the cheapest to shoot and will kill everything just as dead except your wallet!

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#3052164 - 11/27/12 06:33 PM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: 348Winchester]
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06 cheaper then a 308????
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#3052309 - 11/27/12 07:57 PM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: REN]
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Past 300 is where the others shine.
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#3053239 - 11/28/12 11:16 AM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
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Ren nailed it. There's a huge difference in recoil and it's totally unnecessary for deer at 300 yards. I love .308-based cartridges for the short action, good ballistic s, and effectiveness on deer. In standard length cartridges I give the 270 an edge over the '06 for the same reasons; less recoil, flatter shooting, and just as effective on the killing end.
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#3053349 - 11/28/12 12:53 PM Re: .308 vs 300 wm vs 300 wsm vs 30-06 [Re: jakeway]
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.308

Lots of ammo around, accurate, and VERY profecient inside of 300 yards. 300 is just too much gun for that job IMO.

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