- Feb 2, 2009
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Hope to not sound argumentative but thats hooey. Loaded up to snuff the .308 can drive a 180 gr bullet to over 2600 fps in a strong gun. I have the rifle you describe in 7x57. A 175 gr bullet (the heaviest normal weight) can only realisticly acheive about 2500 fps. Would any animal know the difference? Of course not. So to say one is better than the other is just showing bias. I love the 7x57 but its no better than the .308.
Not argumentative at all mate. Appreciate your post. I will admit I'm biased however. Guilty as charged.
PS If you can get a .308W to stabilise a 200 grain good luck. The .308 with 180 will never equal the 7MM 175 grain on game at achievable velocities I base this statement on actual in-field experience.