In a bolt gun it does nothing that the 308 can't do and the 308 can reach out to 600 yards and kill deer.
Wrong. In a bolt gun it can do something that a .308 can't do. It can not beat someone to death on recoil (like a child or woman or someone with shoulder problems) and it is EASILY suppressed to very quiet levels for not bothering neighbors and saving ones hearing. Ballistics similar to a .30-30 Win in subsonic, suppressed mode. It's definitely got its niche.
[This message has been edited by phideaux_2003 (edited 9/5/2012 10:11p).]