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Question by Stephen08. Uploaded on April 10, 2010
I like the 308 but then again the dispute is forever over and has been answered
I use a .30-06 all the time but I can't say that it's any better than a .308 for deer. Despite a little less power, I feel like the .308 drops them harder. Might be more in the "optimum killing velocity". Who knows? If .308 Winchester doesn't provide you with enough power and range for deer, you're lost.
If you're trying to find out which one kills 'em better, just go ahead and get a Barret .50 and you won't have to worry about the distinction. I don't think there's a heck of a lot of difference between the two for deer.
i have and use them both. My favorite is the 06 cause to me it packs more punch and if things go pear shaped the 30.06 is the one I would want.
I doubt there's a deer in creation that'll tell the difference between the .308 and the .30-'06 when the buck is on the receiving end. I've used both with satisfaction, and a 150-165 grain bullet will hit authoritatively from either one. Do you prefer a long or a short action?
dead is dead and both cartridges kill deer with ease !
I think its come down to YOU! and how you can handel the 308win or 30-06Spfd, as cooner put it dead is dead both rounds kill deer,or like ED J.P sed long or short action. ED good to have you back. Good Luck!
Personally, I prefer the short action and lighter recoil of the .308. The deer probably won't notice much of a difference.
I would say the .308. Again, there isn't much difference in the "killing power" of the two cartridges, but the .308 simply has less recoil. Neither cartridge has a troublesome amount, but the .308 definitely kicks less and that helps with the accuracy of my shooting. I can shoot a 30-06 better than I can a .338, just as I can shoot a .308 better than I can a 30-06, and a .22 better than the .308. Just my op.
I usually hunt with my Browning BLR 308, a lot lighter than my Remington 700 30.06, taken quite a few deer with each.
I think we just settled that issue on the Whitetail 365 blog! LMAO
GREAT GOBS OF GOOGLY WOOGLY!
The 30-06 champion. ha (field and stream humor)
30-06 All The Way!!!
.308 is more accurate at long distances
Now who told you that, kylepootey? Based on what?
I have several in both calibers:lever action,pump action, bolt ,carbine, some wood others synthetic. I choose the one that will best suit my hunting and weather for the day,driving, still hunting, tree stand. Both calibers work well,deer don't seem to know the difference.
For all practical purposes they are ballistic twins. It is like comparing apples to apples. AS for recoil I don't think the .308 kicks any less. I have shot .308s that kicked more. With recoil I think it comes down to weight, balance, and the fit of the rifle. Which one makes a better deer rifle, the one that YOU shoot better.
I'd take the 30-06 for the extra flexibility but both will do the job on a whitetail.
.308 gives all but '.06 performance in a short action, usually lighter package.
I have a 308 and have never used a 30-06 so I would say the 308 is great for deer.
I'll stick with my old 'naught 6 between the 2. Sold my last .308 5 years ago. Don't need one when you have the National Champion in the safe!
I shot a deer at 150 yds with a 125 grain 30-06 and busted a hole out the back about the size of your palm 125 grain will shoot out to 300 yds. Its great and the gun is 40 years old
Can't go wrong with either one really. I like the '06. If you do buy a .30-06 shoot lower grain bullets like 125, 150, and 165. I like the Hornady 150 grain Superformance GMX. They are comfortable to shoot and drop deer in their tracks. The .308 is good choice though. Not much difference in recoil between a 170 grain .308 and a 125 grain .30-06 either. Really the choice comes down to whatever you like best.
My Two Cents
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