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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby hntrpat1 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:23 pm

I'm thinking about building me a 6mm rem. Always have wanted one. Then I think iffin I'm going to go through all that trouble why not go on a do a weatherby. Then I start thinking how good the 264 can be and think I need one of those too. I need to win the lotto cause teaching ain't cutting it.
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby mshunter77 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:28 pm

Picked up a savage axis in 308 today. Was a smoking deal I could not pass up. This is my first 308. What grain do you guys like to use in the 308?
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby Florida Boy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:03 am

150 grain SPBT. I reload but Hornady or Federal Premiums off the shelf are usually good
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby eSJay » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:36 am

mshunter77 wrote:Picked up a savage axis in 308 today. Was a smoking deal I could not pass up. This is my first 308. What grain do you guys like to use in the 308?

I prefer Federal Premium 165 gr. boat tail.
click...boom...flop

was this smoking deal new or used?
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby mshunter77 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:46 am

eSJay wrote:
mshunter77 wrote:Picked up a savage axis in 308 today. Was a smoking deal I could not pass up. This is my first 308. What grain do you guys like to use in the 308?

I prefer Federal Premium 165 gr. boat tail.
click...boom...flop

was this smoking deal new or used?

New, out the door for $197. I had been looking for a short action rifle and was not really considering the Axis but when I saw that price I could not pass it up. I had already ordered a vortex scope Monday in anticipation of buying a new rifle. Never used a Vortex but looking at them in store they seem really clear and bright and have heard good things.
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby NyssaAquatica » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:49 am

I've been shooting a .280 with 140 grain hollowpoints for 10 years now. Sometimes it takes some effort to find shells, but it's a tack driver and I love the 3 lb trigger pull.
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby mshunter77 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:29 pm

So bringing this thread back up for another different caliber for deer. Anybody used the 6.5 creedmore yet? From what I have read it seems like the perfect whitetail.
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby DanP » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 am

mshunter77 wrote:So bringing this thread back up for another different caliber for deer. Anybody used the 6.5 creedmore yet? From what I have read it seems like the perfect whitetail.


That is at the very top of my gun purchase list.
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Re: Something a little different for deer

Postby Wildfowler » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:26 am

mshunter77 wrote:Picked up a savage axis in 308 today. Was a smoking deal I could not pass up. This is my first 308. What grain do you guys like to use in the 308?

Hornady superformance 165 grain SST. If that's not available readily for you, look for something in the 150 grain range.
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