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Old May 24, 2010, 04:29 PM   #26
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Old May 24, 2010, 04:39 PM   #27
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660 yards on a deer ranges with a Leica 1200 range finder.
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Old May 24, 2010, 04:45 PM   #28
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The longest shot I've taken with a .308 while hunting was around the 500 to 525 yd. range. Whitetail buck, 8 points, in an open soybean field .... opening day of 2009 not 2 miles from my house. At that range he dropped before he knew what hit him.

I was firing a 165gr. Hornady SST on top of a charge of H4895.
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Old May 24, 2010, 06:16 PM   #29
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Using a 30-06 with a Nosler 165 grain Partition, about 225 paced yards. I was on a little hill, and he ( 8-point 186 pound buck on the scales ) was all the way accross a swamp standing between some trees. I knew he had a big body but all I could see good was from the neck up. He was looking straight at me. I held on him waiting for him to just make a little move, but no go. I finally started to shake from holding the rifle up so long. I brought it down slow, and watched for a few minutes. He would not move. It was a free arm shot, because there not that far away most the time around here. I reload and shoot alot, so I brought it up again lined up on the base of the neck, and squeezed the trigger. He fell so fast I almost missed seeing him go down. Went almost right down his spine. I know that dont sound like much but for here that is a really long shot, the woods is really thick, I got lucky just seeing him. Most the time the shots are 50 yards or so, and fairly fast so there is no time to use a rest etc. No doubt I had some luck on my side.
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Old May 25, 2010, 09:43 AM   #30
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I dont hunt with a 308. Longest for me 460yds (range finder) on a mule deer with 300WM. Went through the boiler room and made 1 leap and dropped.
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Old May 25, 2010, 01:17 PM   #31
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I don't understand why some come on to a .308 thread to tell about their longest shots made with other .30 cals. The OP should have been more specific and said '.308 Winchester' perhaps.
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Old May 25, 2010, 03:44 PM   #32
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Maybe just in a hurry and forgot. But mine was with the 06 so thought I would mention it. Probably should have not, and stuck with the quetion, but have not had real long shots with a .308 even though I had a few, and shot a few bucks with them just nothing very long. So I am sorry if I got off the caliber.
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Old May 25, 2010, 03:51 PM   #33
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Killed a elk at 503 yards and a coyote at 728 with my 308 winchester.
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Old May 25, 2010, 07:06 PM   #34
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Ground squirrel at 497 yards. 3 more yards I would have made the 500 yard club for the VHA..... DRATS the Rats... 168gr SMK Hornady Match brass

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Old May 26, 2010, 03:31 PM   #35
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Nice shooting I am sure you will never forget it!
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Old May 26, 2010, 04:12 PM   #36
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My longest shot with my .308 Win was a 275 lb black bear at 225 yards, using a 200 gr Nosler Partition. The rifle is a customized military Mauser with an 18" barrel and mounted with a Leupold 1.75-6 scope. The bear dropped in it's tracks.
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Old May 26, 2010, 05:30 PM   #37
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The two longest shot for mw with a .308 Win. were both on Mule Deer.The shorter of the two shots was 250 yards laser measured, rifle a Ruger M77 RSI, 18.5" barrel. Load was a 165 gr. Speer Hot-Core at 2550 FPS at the muzzle. That was aboit 20 years ago
The longest shot though was up in Northern nevada. The Mule Deer was running off after having been wounded by one of my huntin partner. I swung on the deer and at the shot he dropped, never to rise again. My buddies and I paced it off and then we averaged the steps. It was 427 paces. To this day though, I have to admit it was a very lucky shot. What are the odds of breaking a running deer's neck at 427 paces? THat rifle was a Remington 660 with 20" barrel and the bullet was the 150 gr. Sierra Pro-Hunter although I don't think they called them that way back then. Velocity? Damned if I know. No chronographs back then.
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Old May 26, 2010, 05:52 PM   #38
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I don't understand why some come on to a .308 thread to tell about their longest shots made with other .30 cals. The OP should have been more specific and said '.308 Winchester' perhaps.
Yeah, and some think "decaffeinated" is still coffee.

I have a bucket full of .308" bullets (in boxes). Used to reload four calibers here. Hell, I have some .308" Winchester bullets, which I load into four calibers.
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Old May 26, 2010, 06:27 PM   #39
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Longest shot made accurately...

217 yards. I don't take many long shots.
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:38 PM   #40
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60 yards.
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:46 PM   #41
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I've never hunted with a .308, and only a few times with a .30 caliber.

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Old May 27, 2010, 01:00 AM   #42
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Whats the longest shot you"ve taken with a 308 while hunting

Two years ago I dropped a 6 point mule buck in Nevada with one shot from a Remington 700 in .308 Winchester with a 165 gn. Hornady SPBT and Varget. I saw his tail sticking out of some brush and set up my cross sticks and waited for him to come out the other side. When he did I fired the one shot and it hit the heart and both lungs; bullet expanded perfectly. He looked around as if to see what had happened, took two steps and started bleeding out of the mouth and nose. He just folded up and never moved. A friend came up who had a laser range finder and it came out at 185 yards, which, considering that I normally hunt in brush, is about the longest deer shot I've ever taken.

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Old May 27, 2010, 07:47 AM   #43
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:06 PM   #44
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Old May 27, 2010, 11:42 PM   #45
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Reply to MooseMike

You have a good point there Moosemike, i suppose I didn't be terribly precise on the question. Something for us all to think about. Thanks for you input.

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Old May 28, 2010, 04:37 PM   #46
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We should have been smart enough to figure it out period.
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Old May 28, 2010, 05:09 PM   #47
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Downed a coyote that was skirting the back edge of the cotton-field we were hunting over... IIRC, it was about 450ish yards from the ditch to the treeline...
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Old October 30, 2011, 01:36 PM   #48
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My longest shot was a cow elk in colorado in 2005. First shot that hit was low and lodged into her sternum at 395 yards as per a Bushnell range finder. That shot slowed her down and she came to a stop at 452 yards. The next shot went through her heart, lungs and sholder. The 165 grain barnes X bullet passed clean through breaking through ribs on both sides. She took 3 steps and fell. I was able to recover the first shot that lodged into her sternum. The x bullet was all intact making its signature x expanded shape. The bullet left the muzzle at 2710 fps. It showed signs of pressure deformation on the primers using 45 grains of Varget fired in a savage 11fc rifle.
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Old October 31, 2011, 11:27 AM   #49
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I took a 325 yard shot this year at a cow looking in my general direction while she was chewing. She was across a canyon. After I settled my breathing and heart rate from the climb, and did a quick calculation of the bullet drop (9" which actually turned out to be closer to 10") I steadied and took the shot. The 180gr Fail Safe punched a hole in her breastbone, entered her heart about 1/3 of the way down and gouged a large channel leaving out the stomach. A few seconds after the shot I could hear her die across the canyon.

My longest elk shot prior to that was 104 yards. Pretty rare to see them at that range (300+) where we hunt - darn too many trees.

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Old October 31, 2011, 04:24 PM   #50
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I've only taken two shots with my M1A while hunting. 60 yards and 70 yards, two whitetail does, about 5 seconds apart, at 7:30am. Both dropped where they stood.

My hunting buddy called me on the talkie asking "Did you get it?"

"I got them both" I replied.

Not impressive by any means, but it was the quickest I've ever filled both my tags
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