I saw and read this thread today only. What a circus.
There are three things I cannot tolerate.
1. People who look down on other people’s calibre of choice or nationality,
2. Italians, and
I have a similar exception for feral hogs.Von, you are right, 400 yards is a long shot. I think the only time I've shot game at that distance was antelope hunting when I lived in Wyoming. I did make a couple longish shots on black bear (never griz) when I lived in Alaska, but never to 400. I like ringing steel at longer distances just because its fun. Most of my hunting these days is inside 100. Probably because I've become addicted to hunting buffalo in the brush. I did get a surprise on an eland this summer. We only had the head and neck to shoot at, I decided to go for a neck shot, which was successful. I was quite surprised to pace it off at 160. The size of the animal and the brush had me totally fooled on the distance. I will make an exception on long distance shots on vermin. I don't care how far a coyote is, if he's on my farm I'm slinging lead.
That is GREAT!! I agree with #1, I'm ambivalent about #2, and I like my 308--for punching paper or ringing steel. Not for hunting.
If you don't like to use it for game, that's easy! Don't.
A deer shot in the neck or head with a 125 .ballistic tip moving at 3200 is an absolute gonner as are many animals.
Is the reason why you don't hunt with the ,,308 is because you think it's a weak round?