Can you hunt 308 target ammo?
308 Winchester excels on deer sized game, it can also be and extremely effective cartridge for use hunting bigger game like elk and even moose when using premium ammunition loaded with controlled expansion bullets. It’s important to realize that different hunting situations necessitate the use of different kinds of .
Is a 308 big enough for black bear?
If you’re looking for a one-cartridge answer for all methods of black-bear hunting, it boils down to the . 308 Winchester, as it does for just about every other type of big-game hunting in North America. The . 308 fits in compact rifles of all action types.
Are there different 308 rounds?
While there are quite a few different . 30 caliber rounds referred to as “. 308” or “7.62,” this article will focus specifically on the . 308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm NATO cartridges.
Is a .308 good for deer hunting?
The . 308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards.
What calibers can a 308 shoot?
308 Winchester cartridge case and the 7.62 NATO (7.62 x 51 mm) are the same thing. In fact, the 7.62 was developed using the general design of the . 308 as its ‘parent’ case.
How far can .308 shoot?
308 would be lethal easily out to a mile. However, if we are talking about shooting that medium-size North American game like a whitetail deer, the distance would be much closer. In fact, I argue that the effective range of . 308 on deer is 300 yards.
Can you shoot 7.62 x51 in a .308 chamber?
That said, it is normally fine to shoot quality 7.62×51 NATO ammo in a gun chambered for the . 308 Winchester (though not all NATO ammo is identical). Clint McKee of Fulton Armory notes: “[N]obody makes 7.62mm (NATO) ammo that isn’t to the . 308 ‘headspace’ dimension spec.
What can a .308 take down?
308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards.