Reply To: .308 "Big Bore" or flop?
As you mentioned before, this can easily be done with a .25. It’s all about shot placement. I have dispatched several deer with .308. The key here is the be close enough and have the deer at the right angle exactly to either place a headshot or heart and lung shot with easy. My 308 has 1/2 inch accuracy at 35 feet. This means that as long as the angle is correct I’m happy to place a headshot. 1 inch groups at 65 feet means heart and lung shots are very affective as long as you know exactly where to place the bullet. In short you really have to know your gun, your capabilities and the game to be an ethical hunter.
Airgun hunting requires way more patience than firearms, one has to be able to just let the game go if all of the the requirements for a successful shot are not there.