If your plan is to shoot a charging grizzly at 20 paces you do not merely need the perfect North American big game cartridge, you need a specialized, dangerous game cartridge and rifle setup. If you hope to hunt and then shoot a big bear at a reasonable distance, the . 308 will kill him just like it will kill an elk.
What caliber do you need to kill a grizzly bear?
Look for the biggest caliber you can shoot well in a rifle with a controlled-feed action like the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express, or the Ruger Guide Gun. While big bore rifles are ideal, even a . 308 will work.
Is a 308 good for bear?
For Bear, probably the long functional range will be 200 or so yards, for Deer, perhaps twice that. This is well within the range at which the vast majority of game is taken. . 308 is an acceptable round for most large game in North America, including bear, moose, elk.
What Animals Can you kill with a 308?
308 is routinely used for whitetail and mule deer, black bear, caribou, pronghorn, wild hogs, and elk. It is also usable on moose if you need it to be and with the right loads. The . 308 is also a popular hunting caliber in other continents such as South America, Europe, and Africa.
Why is 308 so popular?
308 is popular because it is one of the most common rounds around due to it being a NATO round. Secondly it is much cheaper to shoot then a lot of other rounds. Also with it being used as a military round it carries alot of prestiege.
Will a 308 kill an elephant?
The trick to killing an elephant is knowing exactly where to hit them, and then doing it. If you hit the spot, a . 308 will kill them.
Can a .308 kill a lion?
308 is very good for deer, wild hogs, antelope, moose, elk, coyotes. It is OK for mountain goats at up to 600 meters/yards away. You would be a little under-gunned hunting black bear, and way under-gunned for dangerous game, like grizzly bears & polar bears, lions, rhinos. 308 is an excellent caliber.
What is the biggest animal a .308 can kill?
A 180 gr . 308 through the lungs will kill an elk just as dead as a . 270gr .
What is the largest grain bullet for a 308?
The heaviest modern bullet commonly available is the 230gn Berger. Some people used to load the 240gn Sierra or 250gn Barnes originals in the 308 case but all of these bullets are a little heavy to be practical in the 308 case.