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#497575 - 11/18/07 05:58 AM 308 or 280?
breeze900rr
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Time to add another rifle to the collection. I'm trying to decide between the 280 or the 308. I've owned a 280 before but never killed a deer with it before I sold it.
Anybody got one of these? If so whadda ya think about it?
I'm kinda lean'n toward the 308.
#1 cuz almost unlimited ammo choices.
#2 never had one.
I don't know whadda y'all think
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#500978 - 11/20/07 05:07 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: ]
JSTEVE
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I have a Remmington 700 in 308. It really has stopping power. I have never used a 270 or 280. I know they will get the job done for deer. However, I have had to help track a few that were shot by someone else using a 270. With my 308 the deer usually drop like a ton of bricks. I had one run a little way once, which was really incredable seeing that my sholder shot had blown off his leg on the other side. He only went about 20 yards though.
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#501422 - 11/20/07 09:14 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: JSTEVE]
hunter drew
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280 anyday brother
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#501824 - 11/21/07 08:58 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: ]
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I really like my abolt microhunter in 308! Unless you are into handloading, your bullet choices in 280 are nowhere close to what you can get for a 308. Personally, I would go with a 308.
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#502474 - 11/21/07 03:40 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: W.Seay]
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Can't go wrong with either, more ammo choices with .308. If you reload, the 7mm is a interesting choice.
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#502584 - 11/21/07 05:44 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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.308 because of the reasons you posted.
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#502973 - 11/21/07 09:36 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: RUGER]
JThuntsalot
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I got a .308 and it drops them in the tracks
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#503115 - 11/22/07 12:17 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: JThuntsalot]
Greentimber
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.280 is superior in every way but one: ammo availability. 308 is much more widely available. If you buy in bulk online you won't have any issues, though.

Either one will kill deer-sized game fine. If you commonly shoot 300yds or more the .280 has a decided advantage.
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#503688 - 11/22/07 06:35 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
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#504092 - 11/22/07 11:47 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
breeze900rr
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Thanx for all the input guys! That being said i got the 308! Ammo for now is Federal Premium 165gr gameking. Very accuarate in this rifle, we'll see what it does on deer!
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