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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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i'm thinking of my next deer rifle. i'm looking at short action and old reliable calibers. i'm looking at 2 different ones. ones the common 308 i know it kicks like a mule but has a large aray of factory ammo and one thats kind of fading out. the 250 savage or 250-3000. any ideas out there on these two?

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308 i know it kicks like a mule

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Cartridge ([email protected]) Rifle Weight, Recoil energy, Recoil velocity
.250 Savage (100 at 2900) 7.5, 7.8, 8.2
.308 Win. (150 at 2800) 7.5, 15.8, 11.7
.308 Win. (165 at 2700) 7.5, 18.1, 12.5
twice the recoil

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The shooter today has more options today than any other time in history. Only 20 years ago if you wanted low recoil rounds you needed to be a reloader, today several ammo manufacturers sell factory low recoil ammo, From your post I take it you are not, Not saying the 250 3000 is obsolete, but I think you will have trouble walking into Wal Mart and buying a box, I do not own one but the 243 seems to be the hot new Deer rifle and with its low recoil and Ammo seems plentiful, I would take a look at it.
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Last year I got a Browning 300 short mag - lever. Great gun, light, put a Magna Port muzzle break on the end. Takes half of the kick out, and loud as can be. Give that one a look.
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Cartridge ([email protected]) Rifle Weight, Recoil energy, Recoil velocity
.250 Savage (100 at 2900) 7.5, 7.8, 8.2
.308 Win. (150 at 2800) 7.5, 15.8, 11.7
.308 Win. (165 at 2700) 7.5, 18.1, 12.5
twice the recoil
You are comparing it to a .250 savage which is extremely mild recoil. Very few shooters I know would go as far as saying the .308 kicks like a mule! It makes most folks short lists of excellent cartridges for youth and women hunters who are more recoil sensitive, not to mention it's well known reputation for accuracy has a lot to do with the relatively mild recoil combined with excellent ballistics. .308 is an EXCELLENT choice for a deer rifle. It will kill deer with boring regularity!
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My dad has a Ruger M77(tang safety) Ultra Light Carbine....it kicks as hard or harder than any 30-06 I've ever shot! I don't know if it's just the lightweight or the stock design or the hot loads or what, but that rifle will punish you.

That said, the 308 GENERALLY isn't a heavy recoiling round out of most rifles.

Of the two listed I'd go for the 250.....simply because it's different. My next rifle will be one of three in not particular order:

Browning A-bolt Micro Hunter in 7mm-08 Rem
Browning A-bolt Micro Medallion in 284 Win
Ruger No. 1 International in 7x57 Mauser

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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We are living in a great era for the firearm industry except the prices. today we have un real options especially with optics and bullets. IMo i dont care for the 308 i have a 25-3000 ai nice caliber even in standard chambering but agree factory ammo could be tough to find. i would choose for a pa. deer caliber if you want devasting killing effects, light weight, light recoil it would be the 260 and factory ammo is popular.
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I think that in order to answer this new mule question, one needs to ponder, "how hard does a mule actually kick?"
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i did inherit my dads rem. 788 in 308 and always thought it kicked like a mule.
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