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Unread 12-15-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: 223 for Deer

J E Custom---Glad you have seen what I've seen more than once with a bow! What you say is true, but I hate to hear anyone mention head shot attempts. IMHO it's too risky on a small moving target!
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    Unread 12-15-2011, 09:22 AM
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    As stated many times before its all about short placement no matter what caliber you shoot.
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    Unread 12-15-2011, 12:14 PM
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    Very true because a shot in the azz even with a .338 won't immediately kill an elk! Proper shot placement WITH a caliber of the proper size and shooting the proper bullet are all keys to a quick, humane kill on anything!!!
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    Unread 12-24-2011, 07:54 PM
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    Barnes if ya just want to. Other than that NO. A V- max is great on small game but not on deer size game. Stick with the 7mm.
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    Unread 12-30-2011, 02:52 PM
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    I used a 223 for my first 2 deer one was shot with military surplus fmj at 150 yards, the deer ran 20 yards and dropped the next was shot with winchester ballistic tip at 75 yards in the spine and dropped him in his tracks. if you're a good enough shot i dont see why not to use one
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    Unread 12-30-2011, 03:11 PM
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    FYI the FMJ isn't even allowed as a game bullet in most jurisdictions!!!
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    Unread 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM
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    Re: 223 for Deer

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    Originally Posted by ninnamyuk View Post
    First of all I am assuming that MuddyCreek is not an illiterate moron and that he will read the hunting regs for the area he hunts. Where I hunt it is perfectly legal to use 223 fmjs and many people do, including myself for probably 20 years. I am not saying he should use larger caliber fmjs on deer as they do not destabilize anywhere near as dramatically as 223 does[I know because I tried it briefly] although even they would work with strictly brain or spine shots at close range. Just trying to add to his body of knowledge. Main things to remember are that velocity needs to be high enough so 200 yards is probably a good limit, depending on barrel length and how well you can shoot. I personally have killed many at 300 yards and some maybe a little farther with this inexpensive ammo.
    Texascowboy- thanks for helping validate my point.
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