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Thread: Is 308 becoming the new 6.5x55?

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    Is 308 becoming the new 6.5x55?

    Dear all,

    I have noticed in the shooting press that there seems to be a growing presence of .308, prior to this it was 6.5.
    Is this a trend thing?

    ​Your use thoughts please

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    No for me the 6.5 is the new 308 had that after the 308 and to be honest it gets 80% of the stalking .
    ​norma

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    .308 always had a significant presence in uk shooting I would have thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete evans View Post
    .308 always had a significant presence in uk shooting I would have thought.
    +1 there was a poll on here a short while ago and if memory serves .308 came in as second in popularity (.243 won)
    Last edited by palmer_mike; 23-10-2013 at 11:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmer_mike View Post
    +1 there was a poll on here a short while ago and if memory serves .308 came in as second in popularity (.242 won)
    Here it is...
    Most common deer calibre on this site?

    1. .243
    2. .308
    3. 6.5x55mm
    4. .270
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmer_mike View Post
    +1 there was a poll on here a short while ago and if memory serves .308 came in as second in popularity (.242 won)
    Quite correct, ten 308s sold to every 6.5 and has been the same for years and no sign of any change

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    All you need to do it look at the variety of rifles, ammunition and components available for each and you see the reason why. When you want to shoot cheap, you shoot 308. Here we have large quantities of surplus 308 brass and thirty caliber bullets can be picked up at Wal Mart. Sierra 30 cal 165 grain Game Kings are $30/100. Sierra 264 cal 140 grain Game Kings atr $39/100. Three-oh-eight rifles are found everywhere here, not so 6.5x55. You need to special order one of these. US manufacturers seldom make a run of 6.5x55. Not sure the ever-popular Remington ever made one.

    If the 308 is more popular than the 6.5x55 it's not because of any outstanding ballistic advantage. JMHO.~Muir

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    go to scandinavia and the tables turn...6.5x55 probably outweighs any other cal 10:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Here it is...
    Most common deer calibre on this site?

    1. .243
    2. .308
    3. 6.5x55mm
    4. .270
    Hmm looks like I have two out of the top 4......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    Hmm looks like I have two out of the top 4......
    I own all four.

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