Ep 10: 243 vs 308 vs 7mm-08: Which One Should You Use?

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243 vs 308 vs 7mm-08: Which One Should You Use?

The .308 Winchester is an excellent cartridge, but that hasn’t stopped wildcatters from attempting to improve upon it over the years in various ways. The .243 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington are the two most common examples of cartridges developed by necking down the .308 Winchester to shoot smaller diameter bullets. While each of the three cartridges offer certain benefits to hunters, it’s still easy to get confused when trying to understand their true strengths and weaknesses.

Here’s what you need to know about these three great cartridges when it comes to picking the right one for a big game hunt.

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What We Covered

1) History of the .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, and .308 Winchester cartridges

2) How the cartridges compare to each other in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy

3) Compare ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge

4) Detailed recommendations on which cartridge is best for hunting various big game species under different conditions

Show Resources

1) 243 vs 308 vs 7mm-08: Which Is Right For You? – Blog article referenced in podcast

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