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    what gun do you use on sheep????

    I booked a dall sheep hunt and i was wondering which gun to take? I have a 308 win and a 300 win mag, both shoot sub moa. In most of the stories that i have read most shots are under 300yards. I never shot a sheep before and i am wondering what calibers are you useing and why.

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    Take the .300 win mag. You won't be sorry. That is what I used and it turned into a 80 yard shot but could have been 400yds+.

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    They both will do the job, I would consider which one you are more comfortable with, and going on a sheep hunt one might consider weight.

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    Both will kill a sheep Bo problem. I would do as stated above, whichever gun you are more comfortable with and if they are equal in that aspect the lighter of the 2.

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    my biggest fear is with my 300 blowing a huge hole in the cape. I've read a few stories where that has happened. That is something I DO NOT WANT!!!! I am shooting 168 berger through my 308 and 185 bergers through my 300.
    I have shoot alot of deer with both at 300 plus yards and haven't had a problem with big holes but at yards under that I'm a little worried about my 300.

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    I have used Bergers on a few critters, and they haven't done much cape damage.

    That said, if cape damage concerns are a top priority, I would load up some Barnes TTSX. I have had good luck getting them to shoot.

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    Your .308 should be plenty of rifle, on the other hand I don't think you will have a problem with the .300. BB gave you some good advice, on selecting another bullet. Take the gun you are most familiar with would be my advice.

    My family has killed about 10 rams, 9 were with a .270, and one was with a .300 WSM. Most shots were 200 yards, but sometimes you do get in a situation where you are on one ridge, the sheep are on the opposite ridge, and the only option is to shoot across the basin.

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    distance on either gun isn't much concern both will shoot past 600 easy. thanks everyone for the info. I am thinking that the 308 is the way to go, it is a little lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdcowboy View Post
    my biggest fear is with my 300 blowing a huge hole in the cape. I've read a few stories where that has happened. That is something I DO NOT WANT!!!! I am shooting 168 berger through my 308 and 185 bergers through my 300.
    I have shoot alot of deer with both at 300 plus yards and haven't had a problem with big holes but at yards under that I'm a little worried about my 300.
    The 300 WM itself won't ruin your cape but the Bergers might. Load up some Barnes in that 300 and you won't have a problem.
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    By the way, if you look for the thread titled, "Most versatile caliber for North America?" under the General Hunting section, you will find a comparison I did between Barnes and Bergers using a couple unlucky foxes as the examples.
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