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Old 05-21-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

I dont understand that an 8 yr.old is ok with a 223 with adult watching but a 223 shouldnt be used by an adult??? I'VE seen a lot of people blow a shot or miss all around Myself included.But it did'nt have anything to do with the caliber of the gun. A bad shot IS A BAD SHOT, Bullet size is'nt the problem IMO.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:01 PM
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I dont understand that an 8 yr.old is ok with a 223 with adult watching but a 223 shouldnt be used by an adult??? I'VE seen a lot of people blow a shot or miss all around Myself included.But it did'nt have anything to do with the caliber of the gun. A bad shot IS A BAD SHOT, Bullet size is'nt the problem IMO.
With a reasonably sized cartridge, a less than perfect shot is still humane & lethal. With a .223 many shots that would be clean, humane kills with "deer rounds" will not be. That IS the point.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:23 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

used to be we waited till a kid could hunt and shoot and shoot a deer gun before they got to shoot a deer. it was an important part of becoming a hunter dreaming and schemeing and planning for years to get my own deer. now a 5yr old wants a deer and dads sole mission in life is 'anything your heart desires son-you name it i'll die getting it for you' attitude. no waiting but instantaneous gratification. what kid really just has to kill a deer before they can shoot a 243? those 7 mags are good for long shots, though.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:09 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

tried a 22-250 once at 250 yrds I would never try it again outside a 100 yrds as for the 223 I dont thin its a good choice for deer size game. IMO
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:18 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

I suggest a 9 twist barrel and the 75 grain Scirocco II with Varget. I prefer more caliber (6.5-06 & 280 for whitetail) but this is deadly combination within reasonable range if legal.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:32 AM
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Re: 223 for Deer

53gn or 62gn TSX, 75Amax, 60NP

These are a few pics of what the 53TSX will do:

Rem 722- 222rem, 53TSX @3200 muzzle






This is a different deer killed with same load. Both died quick.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:35 AM
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Re: 223 for Deer

P.S. had to shoot through the scapula on one side and the leg bone on the other to keep that bullet in her, under the skin.

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