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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by fifty2you, Apr 2, 2010.
Any hunters out there
that is a hell of a caliber on deer..
are you going for tiny white tails, or large mulies ?
that will help you a bit,
also do you reload,
if you do you can do a bit milder of a load
keep it and buy a new .308
keep it. just buy another gun or make neck shots.
Neck shots and you'll be fine. Shoot a soft lead nose jacketed bullet.
Now, if you don't reload, long-term I would be setting up to reload or getting back into .308. There isn't anything you can't do in North America with a .308. Also, it's highly adaptable and offers a lot of surplus options available.
I do not reload this ammo and not much info on this round and they small white tails around here
Lol I'll look in to that
neck shots it is ! And I will be buying a new 308
Shot placement and bullet construction will have more to do with meat waste than what cartridge it is you use.
Neck shooting is an iffy way to kill deer. You have to hit the spine to make a clean kill or they will run off and you may lose the animal.
Better to place your shot just behind the shoulder in the heart/lung area for a guaranteed kill with little or no useable meat loss.
I'll just do head shots lol
not a fan of head/neck shots on big game
hogs are a different story
every deer i have killed has been neck shots. i only use a 30-30 with winchester holow points in brush and a savage .300wsm with winchester silver tips in open feilds...i have yet to have one deer do more then fall over and twitch. you take a good lung/heart shot and raise or lower it a few inches and you end up with a deer runing god knows how far and posibly layin down and waiting on the shooter to track it and finish it off. use the right load in the neck and either its a clean kill or in 10 min or less theres no more suffering.
edit: there deer around here are useualy 200 pounds tops. and my smallest deer of the year went in the crock pot....and i mean ALL of it went in the crock pot.
although if you dont mind loosing the rack mount a head shot on a small white tail with that large of a cartridge would do the trick ..
but a perfect "kill" zone hit would do it in with minimal loss,
but yes for small white tail think something in the .270 to 308 range ..