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    308 and Lambs

    Hello Everyone, I want to ask what kind of bullet do you recommend for lamb and sheep killing in 308 win. I got a half dozen of wild sheep and i need to kill them. The first try was with a lamb at 100 meters with a 168gr polytip (Winchester Supreme, ballistic silvertip). I shoot lungs to retrieve good meat, but the animal just runaway, with no blood, no hair (wool). The lamb seems to be so soft to manage a relative good expansion.
    Do I need a more explosive bullet or a more "aggressive" shoot placement?.


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    I think you missed.

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    Sheep dont run off after having a 308 pill , i think you may of missed as well sorry

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    I think the same mate !!!
    If you hit something with a 308 , it aint going to ask for another one!!!
    All the best.

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    How far did it run, if you hit it with 308win in a vital area
    it should be lying dead somewhere within 100 metres even
    without any expansion.
    I`ve shot red deer with no hair no blood sign which ran
    and collapsed dead, out of sight.
    If you think you hit it you need to search diligently
    even if theres no sign to be seen at the immediate location.

    try shoulder shots or head shots.

    sheep.......small bodies- lots of wool ,take this into account.

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    I tend to agree that if you hit it then it would be very dead. Dont agree that you ought to take a head shot. Keep it in the engine room and try Sako 123 grain ammunition.

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    The few forest sheep I have shot over the years were shot with either a 222 or a 6.5 x 55.
    The ones shot with the 222 went about 10 yds the ones with the 6.5 never moved

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    Sheep are just looking for an excuse to die.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    sheep are pretty soft, just get close and whistle to get the head up and still....

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