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RPRNY
January 19, 2013, 04:40 PM
If I were hunting species of the Cervidae family (deer) in North America and were able to get within 200 yards for a confident heart/lung shot, do you think a 160 - 170 gr .308 diameter RNSP with a terminal velocity in the 1600 - 1700 fps range work ? Would that penetrate deer hide?

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rcmodel
January 19, 2013, 04:45 PM
Seriously??

Of course it would.

You are talking classic 30-30 Winchester ballistics at 200 yards.

And that caliber has killed enough deer in the last 100 years to fill the Grand Canyon.

rc

Nico Testosteros
January 19, 2013, 05:05 PM
Most likely it'll go completely through.

The_Armed_Therapist
January 19, 2013, 05:08 PM
Not even close! That would be just as dead as any other deer. I'll bet Aroldis Chapman could throw the bullet through the deer's hide. ;)

xfyrfiter
January 19, 2013, 05:09 PM
RC you need to cut a guy some slack, if he doesn't know he's trying to learn, and if he's a troll then he came to the wrong site, but he is from New York, and maybe not a gun guy.

CraigC
January 19, 2013, 05:13 PM
Nope, it'll bounce right off. You need at least a .338Lapua to kill whitetail. I know because I read it on the internet. ;)

Inebriated
January 19, 2013, 05:17 PM
He's got 480 posts, and I've seen him around here... Don't see many non-gun guys with that many posts lol...

OP... yeah, that bullet would penetrate the hide, but I can't say as to whether it would mushroom and perform as it should, at those velocities. They seem slow to me, but then, I'm comparing that to standard .308/.30-06 velocities for a 165grn bullet, which are usually 2700-2900 FPS.

CB900F
January 19, 2013, 06:39 PM
Fella's;

And, regardless of his handle, he lists his location as Westchester Colorado. Though that is a town that's a bit hard to find. There is a Westchester Drive in Colorado Springs, so that may be germane.

However, he has left plenty of room for doubt about what state he's in, which could also bear upon the perception of integrity of his question.

900F

RPRNY
January 19, 2013, 06:39 PM
Ok - so can we therefore all agree henceforth and forthwith etc., etc that THE 30-30 WILL KILL ANYTHING IN THE CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES and be done with all nonsense to the contrary? :neener:

Please. ;)






Westchester Co(unty) NY

NeuseRvrRat
January 19, 2013, 08:08 PM
just someone else seeking validation of their choice of deer cartridge on the internet

CraigC
January 19, 2013, 11:43 PM
just someone else seeking validation of their choice of deer cartridge on the internet
No, actually he's making a very important point.

Art Eatman
January 19, 2013, 11:48 PM
Sorta hard to improve on the answer in Post #2. :D

jim243
January 19, 2013, 11:48 PM
Ah, yee of little faith. The OP is from Winchester County in NY.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westchester_County,_New_York

Jim

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