LOL at some of the answers on the 7mm08, 200yd gun, 300 or under. If you shoot the right loads in the right gun it'll do anything the .308 will to 500/600yds. At 200-300yds with my 7mm08 I still pick the hair I want to split.
Having shot deer with the .280, 7mmMag and 7mm08 I can tell you from experience not one of them has been less dead than another. And surprisingly the bigger wound channels and devastation has been with the 7mm08 unless you count one 80lb doe with a 7mmMag, 160grn Barnes X and 80yd straight on vertabrae shot, that was impressive. It also darn near ruined the deer.
Last edited by Saltydog235; November 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM.