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hmm? How long is hunting season, and once you take an animal, that's IT. In many areas of the country, a 223 is quite capable of taking deer at the sort of ranges that are normally seen. So the only real use of 308 is deer beyond 150m. 308's a bit light for elk at longer ranges, and it's DEFINITELY light for the great bears. It's also a bit slow and feeble for pronghorn, and mountain game. It's pretty richochet prone and expensive and dangerou to be using on crows, prairie dogs, and the like. It has no .22 unit, for use on small game. It's a loser for combat rifle matches, even when Cooper put that bs "minor caliber" handicap on the 223, it STILL beats the 308, inside 300m, practically every time, and USUALLY does so to 1/4 mile, too. How many have a place to set up combat rifle matches at longer ranges, hmm? So all a 308 is is a waste of time and money. You can hunt the big stuff with a $50 Nagant. If you expect to engage deer beyond 200m, or big stuff beyond 300m,(or "snipe" with a silly bolt action) you need to scope it, whoopee, another $100(mount,rings, used Leupold scope That's a LONG ways from the 1--2k that the ignorant drop on fancy 308's. :)
You don't know crap about hunting. A .308 is feeble and light for pronghorn? A pronghorn is basically a big goat (I have one on my wall, that I harvested. I'm speaking first hand experience, not some fantasy made up bs like what you spout.)

Elk? a bunch of elk are taken with .308's every year.

You should stick to topics you actually know something about. (of course then you'd be unable to make any posts..)

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I like how a .308 can't be used because it's close enough for a .223!

The pretzel logic employed is amazing!

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Somehow, the argument is - if the .223 can do it, then the .308 can't. Which is pure drivel.

The .223 is a good round.

The .308 is a good round.

I can use the .308 365 days a year hunting. Coyotes are open year round, as are most varmints. If I'm not hunting deer, elk, bears, antelope - depending on draw results, I can be hunting coyotes.

But, I tend to favor the .223 and the .280 when I'm coyote hunting. Once in a while I'll use my .338 to keep up hitting moving targets with it.

So, why can't I use my .308 year round?
 
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