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how big is a 308. incomparsin to a 223.?

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  • how big is a 308. incomparsin to a 223.?

    how big is a 308. incomparsin to a 223.?

  • #2
    I would say the difference between a 30/30 and a .22 The .223 shoots faster than the .308, it also has a flatter trajectory. The .308 has way more nock down power than a .223 It has deeper penetration and makes a much bigger wound channel. They a very different calibers and rounds in general. This is the best I can do, hope it was helpful. You wouldn't want to hunt yotes with a .308 just the same as you wouldn't want to shoot a deer with a .223

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    • #3
      the .223 generally shoots 55gr bullets, where the common load in a .308 are 150gr or 165gr. It's signifigantly larger, and is an effective big game caliber. The .223 is not, its a varmit caliber.

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      • #4
        .308 can have bullets 3x times the weight and size of .223.

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        • #5
          .85 inches bigger

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          • #6
            sorry, .085 inches bigger

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            • #7
              i have to disagree with you rabbitpolice well kinda. our M16A2 shoots .223 rounds. but our M240G shoots a 762 round (308 round)and shoots fully automatic. but for stopping power the 308 is definately better than the 223

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              • #8
                What exactly are you disagreeing with usmcnate22? I said the .308 has way more stopping power than the .223. I would have some serious knowledge issues if I thought the .223 had more stopping power than the .308.

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                • #9
                  i have hunted deer with a .223 and believe me. if you can place the bullet in a relative area to the vitals. you will kill the deer. i disagree with you rabbitpolice, some people would want to shoot deer with a .223 and i can name a bunch.

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                  • #10
                    I never met any one who hunts deer with a .223. In Ga it is the smallest gun you can hunt deer with legally. Every man is entitled to their opinion but I think it is WAY too small. All you have to do is miss one time and you have a gut shot deer that will suffer for days before it dies.

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                    • #11
                      i think an .223 is way to small for deer and i happen to use a .308 i also dont think that a .243 is big enough for deer but that is just my opinion...

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                      • #12
                        Buddyboy, The .243 is a great deer cartridge. I've witnessed deer literally knocked off their feet by the high velocity 100 gr. from a .243. That's about twice as heavy as the .223 bullet, with signifigantly more energy.

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                        • #13
                          A .243 will kill a deer, so will a .223, but a .308 will do it better and faster. If the smaller cartridges are all you have, fine, use them. But if given a choice, take the .308. There is no reason to play the "how small of a gun can I get away with?" game. You have to get into the pretty big stuff before you're talking overkill for deer.

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                          • #14
                            i guess i read what you wrote wrong rabbit

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                            • #15
                              It is about an inch longer and half again as wide. It probably has about twice the recoil.

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