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Thread: Is the 308 the best all round stalkers rifle ?

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    Is the 308 the best all round stalkers rifle ?

    Is the 308 the best stalking round ever ? Was just wondering as it does seem very popular with all sorts of stalkers whether amateur or pro. I do know it obviously has many bullet options ect and some police forces only allow new fac holders nothing else other than 243 so why other than that why is it so popular ?

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    You'll get many opinions ,personally I favor .308 , sufficient power for anything in the UK, cheaper ammo , available in every western world country , loads of rifles to choose from , I cant think of anything negative to say about the .308

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    No but it's up there near the top for sure
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    For stalkers yes, for deer killers no

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243 fallow View Post
    Is the 308 the best stalking round ever ? Was just wondering as it does seem very popular with all sorts of stalkers whether amateur or pro. I do know it obviously has many bullet options ect and some police forces only allow new fac holders nothing else other than 243 so why other than that why is it so popular ?
    it's just another chambering in just another calibre. a bullet with the right construction given the speed at which it's delivered and the location of the wound is what matters. ie. get those three elements right and a .222 will take the biggest rutting NZ stag, get it wrong and a .375 H&H will leave even a roe deer running.

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    'yes' in terms of a safe bet because it's easy to source ammo for or reload and kills deer with authority at proper stalkers ranges.

    is it the best ever calibre...nah but it's the smart choice although your FEO will say the .243 is the best and only calibre you should have
    Last edited by Paul at Fechan; 09-04-2014 at 20:46.

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