I'm sure I'll get some flak but I've dropped a few furry ones with a 75gn Hornady BTSP with 335 behind it. 223's are all about bullet placement and if the gun is a good accurate shooter, why not. I have a tack driver so it's all good.
I plan on using it this year over extended doe season here in Michigan, as usual.
No, it's not an AR platform.