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Old September 17, 2017, 06:21 PM   #26
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Never heard of a .307, but it sounds interesting.
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Old September 17, 2017, 10:03 PM   #27
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.307 Winchester was introduced in the early '80s, as a step up from .30-30 in lever guns.
It's basically .308 Winchester with a .30-30/.444 diameter rim, and loaded to lower pressure with flat-point or round nose bullets, due to the actions for which it was intended.

Here's a picture from a 'cartridge quiz' thread we had going a while back. .307 Win is the one in the center (6th from each end):
From left to right, with .307 and other lever gun cartridges in bold: .375 Remington Ultra Magnum, .30-06 AI, .475 Tremor, .444 Marlin, .44 Rem Mag Thompson Center "Hot Shot", .307 Win, .444 Marlin (single shot), .30-30, .577-450 Martini Henry (dummy, from 24 ga shot shell), .480 Ruger, 6x45mm / 6mm-223

Don't even try it. It's even worse than the internet would lead you to believe.
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Old September 18, 2017, 01:03 AM   #28
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I found an elk load my rifle likes!

I use heavy Garrett cartridges in 45-70 or a scoped 460 with corbon 395 grain. both hard cast lead bullets. reason i prefer these is that the bullet kills quickly and the meat is not damaged. meat is good up to the hole assuming i do place a good shot.
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Old September 26, 2017, 04:29 PM   #29
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Talked with Sierra Balistic Tech some years age, they recommended pulling my 165gr SGK Spitzer boattails and substitute in the 165gr SGK-HPBT as the HP's were studier construction and give better penetration.

Neve got a chance to use em.
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Old October 1, 2017, 11:37 AM   #30
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Going out to the range today to get more trigger time off the rest. Practice!
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Old October 1, 2017, 02:08 PM   #31
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Excellent. Keep doing it. Also remember that Dry-Fire Drills are your friend. Snap in every day. Dry-fire will increase your skills a LOT and life fire will validate your progress.

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