You can make a .308 Win into a Blackout.........

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,834 Senior Member
    Happy hunting. Looking forward to a post action report
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    Dead pig!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    110gr Varmageddon
    36.0gr H4895
    2,100 fps (est. from 16.25” barrel)
    155lb boar
    150yrds
    Dropped on the spot. 

    The wheat was tall and I had to shoot him at 0300 this morning from a kneeling position and all I could see was his upper half. 

    Bullet clipped the bottom of his spine at the back of his shoulder. Dropped him on the spot. 

    Destroyed the bottom of his spine, damaged the top of his right lung, and the bullet vaporized in the meat of the off side shoulder after severing the spine.

    I’ll call that a win. If it can do that to a pig. It’ll smoke a deer. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    edited May 15 #36


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,834 Senior Member
    Nicely done
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,753 Senior Member
    Awesome load work and great job on the pig in less than ideal light.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Awesome load work and great job on the pig in less than ideal light.
    Thanks. It was......quite dark. No moon, tall  wheat, bad wind direction........a pain of a hunt. But, worked out in the end. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,866 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    If I’m gonna slow a bullet down to lessen recoil........and ultimately reduce impact and expansion capabilities............I’d rather do that with a .30cal bullet than a 6mm bullet. 

    The 6mm thrives on speed. The .30cal doesn’t need it as much for terminal effect.

    And as to a .30-30 Win or .308 Win..........if the same bullet is slowed down to the same velocity from both cartridges......it don’t matter which case launched it. 

    Comfort of the launching platform is the deciding factor. 
    If I had a kid that young now, knowing what I've learned, I think I'd try to find a .30-30 in a 788 Remington platform, maybe cut the barrel off to 18-20 inches and load it down to about 2000-2200 FPS with a 130 grain bullet. That would be a kitty cat load for sure and quite deadly out to 100 yards. Either that or build a 7-30 Waters out of it. (I wonder if Maxine knows there's a cartridge named after her?)
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,478 Senior Member
    Once again, Nicely done.
    Far from ideal conditions, but excellent results.
    With things getting pretty warm, do your hogs pattern differently?  
    Down here we dont see much change when the temps go from real warm to hot.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    Not really. Other than water becomes more important to them. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,478 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Not really. Other than water becomes more important to them. 

    I almost forgot about that.  Here as temperatures rise, so does the water with atleast some rain on most days.

    Our draught time (winter/early spring) water levels drop considerably, but do not disappear.  It just gives them more bank to root and tear up, of course that and them laying in it pollutes the water pretty bad in some areas. Lately they are moving out of the management areas and farms into rural parts of South Florida. It is not unusual to see them tearing up home gardens and flower gardens in the towns of Davie and Plantation these days.

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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