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#3059533 - 12/02/12 01:11 PM who deer hunts with a 308
7wsm
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i do just wondering what ammo works i ahve been using 150 grhp and man they tear a deer up
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#3059539 - 12/02/12 01:16 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: 7wsm]
DIRTTRAX
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I use 168gr winchester supreme ballistic tip thru a .308 prohunter. It a little pricy but I have killed a bunch with and they always drop in tracks.

Edited by DIRTTRAX (12/02/12 01:17 PM)
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#3059547 - 12/02/12 01:22 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: DIRTTRAX]
7wsm
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i dont have a problem killing them its just so much meet is torn up but i guess that beats tracking them b ut i love the 308 round
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#3059550 - 12/02/12 01:24 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: 7wsm]
DIRTTRAX
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Dont recommend the winchester if your wanting all the meat. Most of the time its fine as long as you shoot double lung.
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#3059576 - 12/02/12 01:41 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: DIRTTRAX]
lpo1981
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I do and I hunt with Hornady SST and GMX rounds.. There 168 grain shells with the accutip. I chose these rounds after doing much research on them and wanted a bullet that didn't blow apart or separate. I personally wanted a bullet that would stay together after opening up and would punch thru with an exit wound. I used the Winchester rounds and had problems with the bullets seperating and no exit wounds...
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#3059590 - 12/02/12 01:47 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: lpo1981]
dirty2
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I shoot Winchester 150gr and have never had problems with having an exit wound
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#3059690 - 12/02/12 03:32 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: dirty2]
punkcat
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168 gr Federal Match BTHP. The same rounds I use in my sniper rifle at work. Expensive but I convinced work that I practice with my deer rifle so it doesn't cost me a thing.
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#3059704 - 12/02/12 03:44 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: punkcat]
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I do and use 180gr Remington Corelok but thinking about dropping down to 160gr due to the deer having smaller bodies here in TN. But I've never had an issue with it.
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#3059821 - 12/02/12 05:04 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: Redfred16]
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I did not know there was any other calibre. Winchester 150gr silvertips. All I have used for everything from elk on down. Best I can recall, Ihave killed six elk with that round, one at 307-yards.
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#3059918 - 12/02/12 05:54 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: bowriter]
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I've taken 2 deers with my .308 remington, all with handloads. Last years was with the Hornady 165 Interlock. Both of the ones this year were with the 165 SST.

Both worked great. Last years ran about 50 yards (through both lungs and they were jelly). Both this year dropped where they stood (1 into the neck, heart and lung, the other through the shoulder into the brachial plexus).



Edited by CharlieTN (12/02/12 06:02 PM)
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#3060021 - 12/02/12 06:54 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
stik
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Bowd shoots a 308. if you don't actually hit the deer, there is no meat damage what-so-ever \:D you don't get to eat it but no meat is damaged.
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#3060063 - 12/02/12 07:17 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
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I hunt with a T/C Encore sporten a custom 308 Bull Barrel from BullBerry Barrel Works in Hurricane Utah. It's topped off with a Leupold 3X9X40 VXII. I use 150gr. Winchester Super X power points and have taken several deer with this combo. I can shot groups at 100 yards, love my 308
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#3060079 - 12/02/12 07:21 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: high country]
tnbowhunter3
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Winchester ballistic silvertip,150...used them for years,LOVE THEM!!
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#3060085 - 12/02/12 07:24 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: high country]
BluegrassDan
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I use handloads in my .308 Win. 150 grain Sierra Pro-Hunter over 43.2 grains of IMR 3031. They're flat based bullets which some say tends to remain in tact better than boat tails.
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#3060176 - 12/02/12 07:59 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: BluegrassDan]
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im shooting the winchester power max hp deer hate them
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#3060340 - 12/02/12 08:54 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
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Hornady 165gr SST for me.
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#3060375 - 12/02/12 09:11 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: 7wsm]
recon308
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I use a savage model 11 308 with 168gr silvertips no problems here. I love it good round and caliber
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#3060431 - 12/02/12 09:38 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: 7wsm]
LanceS4803
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Absolutley, I use a .308.
Federal Premium with 165gr Barnes Triple-Shock.
Here is the view from this afternoon.

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#3060611 - 12/03/12 04:56 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: LanceS4803]
CharlieTN
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
Absolutley, I use a .308.
Federal Premium with 165gr Barnes Triple-Shock.
Here is the view from this afternoon.



If you don't mind, what's the specs on that rifle/Scope? Scope looks like my Weaver 3-15x50 EMDR.

Charlie

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#3060675 - 12/03/12 06:28 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
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Myself and my son both shoot 308's we use reloads topped with 150 boat tail soft point being pushed by n-140 powder. Forgot the exact powder grain . Devastating on the 10 deer weve taken with it
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#3060703 - 12/03/12 06:51 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: LanceS4803]
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
Absolutley, I use a .308.
Federal Premium with 165gr Barnes Triple-Shock.
Here is the view from this afternoon.




are u waiting on a deer or a high ranking member of the taliban
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#3060713 - 12/03/12 07:02 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: redblood]
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Only gun Ive ever used,had no problems with a .308
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#3060751 - 12/03/12 07:30 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
Bowd shoots a 308. if you don't actually hit the deer, there is no meat damage what-so-ever \:D you don't get to eat it but no meat is damaged.


HA! Can't wait to ask her about that!

I shoot 150 grn Remington Corelokts and love the results. Just a nice double-the diameter exit hole, good blood trail, and dead deer.
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#3060816 - 12/03/12 08:25 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
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First year with the 308 and I'm shooting 150 grain Hornady boat tail soft points (BTSP). Work good for me.
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#3060938 - 12/03/12 09:49 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: CharlieTN

If you don't mind, what's the specs on that rifle/Scope? Scope looks like my Weaver 3-15x50 EMDR.

Charlie


You have a good eye, that is the exact same scope.
The rifle is a Remington 700 5R, 20" threaded barrel, Seekins base and rings.

Maybe the deer don't know I've changed from MZ! Watched a young 4pt in the crosshairs last night from this same spot.


Edited by LanceS4803 (12/03/12 10:53 AM)
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#3060944 - 12/03/12 09:51 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: CharlieTN]
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Yep, 150 grn Remington Core Lokts have performed very well on dozens over the years!
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#3060947 - 12/03/12 09:52 AM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: redblood]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: redblood

are u waiting on a deer or a high ranking member of the taliban


Quite a jump from hunting with a bow earlier Sun morning, huh? \:\)

The field is really long and narrow, funky winds at the base of a big ravine. I get busted there all the time.
This rifle is intended for one deer, and one deer only. A crop earred doe that has outwitted me going on 3 years now. She is old and very smart, but distance may be my friend this year.
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#3061649 - 12/03/12 05:43 PM Re: who deer hunts with a 308 [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: stik
Bowd shoots a 308. if you don't actually hit the deer, there is no meat damage what-so-ever \:D you don't get to eat it but no meat is damaged.


HA! Can't wait to ask her about that!

I shoot 150 grn Remington Corelokts and love the results. Just a nice double-the diameter exit hole, good blood trail, and dead deer.

I knew he would rat me out.
I use the same bullets you do. Complete tactical failure keeps all meat intact but can cause severe fit pitching in the shooter.....especially the second time. \:\)
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