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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:33 pm

whats your views on a 308 for roe, i have a mate who shoots this cal and swears by it whats your views on it guys, thinking of changing from 243 to 308 rgds remmy........

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:52 pm

A little on the heavy side, also may restrict you on taking fox if your variation doesn't cover it. I know some lads who swear by them for shooting boar and and deer shooting in woodland in NZ :big_boss:

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:57 pm

Too heavy for roe mate stick to your .243 no need to change .Stick to what works for you !!!

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:20 pm

i have a .308 and have shot roe and red with it and two muntjac, shooting roe is see no problems mybe that it is a touch on the heavy side but thats no bad thing only problem is as local yocal said is if a fox turns up. i since have got .243 aswell and use it for muntjac which is better, i still shoot roe with .308 tho. a well placed shot from .308 is as good as you will get.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:44 pm

i have a .308 and have shot roe and red with it and two muntjac, shooting roe is see no problems mybe that it is a touch on the heavy side but thats no bad thing only problem is as local yocal said is if a fox turns up. i since have got .243 aswell and use it for muntjac which is better, i still shoot roe with .308 tho. a well placed shot from .308 is as good as you will get.

what a great pair of pups you have there, my mate shot a buck with me in may , 100yds heart shot the buck just fell over no meat damage at all as clean as a whistle, i have tried a number of bullets through my 243 and they all still run on abit rgds remmy

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:00 pm

Personaly i think its to much gun, if you dont take a perfect shot it can make a right mess............eddie

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:26 pm

Remmy , try placing your bullet a little higher , high lung shot I find it drops them better than a heart shot.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:47 pm

the last bugger was shot 135yds high lung shot and it ran 150yds, i smell shite foxy mate..................... :whistling: :whistling:

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:18 pm

the last bugger was shot 135yds high lung shot and it ran 150yds, i smell shite foxy mate..................... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


i don,t think it really matters where you shoot the bugger, heart or lungs, some run on , some don,t ,the only guaranteed drop shots are neck,spine or head

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:54 pm

the last bugger was shot 135yds high lung shot and it ran 150yds, i smell shite foxy mate..................... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


Aye Remmy , but that beast was so pumped up after running about all over chasing those other deer it was never going to drop on the spot mate unless youd necked it !!

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:28 am

Hello remmy i have used it & think it's 1 of the best stalking rifle's iv used but as localyokel said fox on ticket could be a problem.It is a big cal for roe but iv had clean beast's & it put's them down.As people say a heart shot will run but iv had more roe run with 243 than any other cal unless head or neck shot.I got on well with speer 100g spbt or 85g in 243 or 87g v-max & that worked for me & put them down but the v-max could be hard on them & it's realy a varmint bullet & a topic on another form said that they arent realy legal for deer.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:06 pm

c'mon remmy get a .25-06 !!!!!! :clapper:


hehehe you know you want to :clapping:


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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:33 am

It can be good you have only to use the right bullet:if you shot roe use a hard jacketed bullet,if you are shooting bigger quarry use a softer bullett( e.g. nosler ballistic tip,the one with a plastic point)
That said my favourite for roes is the 270 win

Edited by valerio, 25 August 2007 - 08:35 am.


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:24 pm

mate i'm thinking it's a bit hard for roe, the 243 with right placement is excellent and i've never had a problem with it. IF the deer don't see you move they don't run.... just stick within 200 yards or so and it's great, if looking for something dual puspose then how about the 6.5x55? excellent cal.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:26 pm

I shoot .243, my buddy uses .308 and there is nothing much to chose between them, if anything the .243 is a bit cleaner. I use 85gr Fed Prem BTHP and they hit like sledgehammer with good penetration and blood loss. Like others have said the main thing is placement.


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