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29 Dec 2007 02:11 AM  
I got some gift cards to Sportsman's Warehouse (they just built one in roanoke Va where i live) Anyway i think i want a new rifle or bow but if i get a gun how is a .308 i already have a .280 i want something a little smaller... whats your opinion a a .308?? thanks
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29 Dec 2007 02:27 AM  
.308 is a great all around gun. I have no bad opinions of them.

I am a little confused about your post though. You currently have a .280 which is a 28 caliber. A .308 is a 30 caliber. You would be getting a larger caliber gun not smaller. If your wanting to go smaller than a .208 I would suggest a .270 or a .243
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30 Dec 2007 01:46 PM  
Dirk,a 308 is fine.Also you could look into a 7mm-08,260(their about the same)Actually there is a whole list of short standard cases that you can chose from,an they all perform about the same,some are a little faster/more energy than others.Your 280 is based off a magnum case it is a shade smaller/slower than a 7mag.
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30 Dec 2007 03:19 PM  
The 308 has taken alot of deer around here.The 7mm08,260,270 and 243 are also some cal to look at.The 243,you have to be alittle more picky about shot placement.
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30 Dec 2007 07:50 PM  
.308 is what I hunt with and I bought my wife 1 as well, it is a great round.
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31 Dec 2007 02:09 AM  
Posted By btr568 on 12/30/2007 7:46 AM
Dirk,a 308 is fine.Also you could look into a 7mm-08,260(their about the same)Actually there is a whole list of short standard cases that you can chose from,an they all perform about the same,some are a little faster/more energy than others.Your 280 is based off a magnum case it is a shade smaller/slower than a 7mag.
The 280 Remington is actually based off of the 30-06 ,it is an 06 necked down to .284", it is also called the 7MM Express. And the 308Win is an Excellent Deer cartridge, in fact it is my go to gun for Whitetails!!


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31 Dec 2007 01:09 PM  
kmehaffey...you are correct,I looked in my loading book way later after I made my first post.But the point I was trying to get to Dirk was long action calibers verses short action calibers.What can I say guys,I was typing in a hurry.I was going to check on my Xmas present and take out the 2 gig card..,yup Santa brought me a Moultrie cam
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07 Jan 2008 12:18 AM  
I own both a 308, and a 260, I must say I hunt with my 260 a whole lot more than I do with my 308. the only bad thing with a 260 is your limited on your cartridge selection. 308 has a ton to choose from.
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15 Jan 2008 09:53 PM  
Personally, I believe the .308 is hard to beat. I have hunted with one for 20 years, it has always done the job for whitetail, box ammunition is relatively easy to come by / cheap, it is not a "fad" round (here today / hard to find tomorrow) and the recoil is manageable in most any type of rifle. I own a lot of long guns and will almost always reach for my Ruger M77 chambered in .308
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17 Jan 2008 01:33 PM  
308 is a very good round.
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17 Jan 2008 03:16 PM  
The next rifle that I buy will be a .308.
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26 Jan 2009 11:49 PM  
well i like a 308 they are good guns for hunting anything
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31 Jan 2009 10:27 PM  
Posted By kansaskritter on 12/28/2007 8:27 PM
.308 is a great all around gun. I have no bad opinions of them.

I am a little confused about your post though. You currently have a .280 which is a 28 caliber. A .308 is a 30 caliber. You would be getting a larger caliber gun not smaller. If your wanting to go smaller than a .208 I would suggest a .270 or a .243



The 280 Remmy is actually a 7MM bullet = .284 "  Dia.


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04 Feb 2009 10:46 PM  

The .308 is a great round. Thats what I use. But if your gonna be shooting 250+ yards you might consider the 30-06.

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24 Oct 2009 03:11 PM  
Don't loose sight of a 7mm-08 good flat shooter.
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26 Oct 2009 05:22 PM  
My son got a Remington 308 for his graduation,he loves it.................
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12 Nov 2009 12:58 AM  

it's a good round and GREAT parent round.  personally i like the 260 and 7mm-08 from this family best.  the larger is probably the better of the two in medium to smaller game and the smaller is better on larger game (like the 6.5x55) due to the incredible sectional density of the 26 caliber bullets.

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01 Dec 2009 12:09 AM  
308 is a great mid range hunting round 600 meters and back, i have had great dealings with the cartridge in my 20 years of service, I carried a M14/M21 in Iraq and was very happy wit the knock down power, I have personally taken white tail at 700 yards with my FNAR in 308, using 168 grain
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