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Old 08-06-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

FYI you are telling a guy to violate the law because FMJ ammo is againt the law to hunt big game with almost everywhere in the US!!! That's not too good for a first post on the site!
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:07 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

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.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:45 PM
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Nobody intimated he was or that you are! May I ask what state you are in that allows it because they are few and far between and you have killed many of what at 300 yards with them?
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:42 PM
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Perhaps you did not read my first post carefully enough wherein I said that I used them on caribou. I have seen nothing in the AK reg. book that prohibits their use. Most of what I have killed are cows and yearlings in the winter and they are approximately deer size. I would go so far as to say that many of the hunters I know would laugh if you told them that a 223 was too small for caribou.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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You can shoot a 223 in SC. I've killed several with my match grade AR-15 with 69gr Sierra's out to 200 yds. I friend of mind has a son who is 14 and he shoots the 223 short mag with 55 gr BT's. The kid has killed close to 50 whitetails out to 400 yds. Just think about who the 223 was designed for. The military has killed thousand of men with the 223, so why not a deer? I friend of my father manages a large plantation and he has killed 600-700 whitetails with a 22 Hornet. It's all about ones ability to shoot precise.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:26 PM
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It always amazes me when someone mentions shooting deer with a 223 or similar caliber rifle,the know it alls that say Don't do it-It's unethical!

Every year,thousands of people kill them with arrows,and you don't cry foul about that.I have never seen any arrow put down a deer sized animal in it's tracks.They usually run off 100-300 yards before they die,if it's a well placed shot

A 223 will kill whitetail all day long,if you can place a shot in a kill zone.It all comes down to using the right type of bullet-not the caliber-and being able to shoot your rifle.
I can't count how many times I've seen guy's with large 30 caliber weapons wound animals,because they can't shoot worth a damn.

I like to shoot the Sierra 65gr Gameking,as well as the Speer 70gr soft point.They will drop deer all day long,when used in the proper distances.
I wouldn't take a shot on whitetail with a 223 at over 200-250 yards,personally.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:52 PM
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Re: 223 for Deer

If they are so great on deer, why is Texas one of just a very few states that allow anything less than a .243? Bullet construction is definitely a big part of the equation, but I call BS when people start stating caliber doesn't make a big difference. Fact---a bigger hole is going to kill an animal quicker and leave a better blood trail if it takes off than a small one! PS: IMO comparing any gun to an arrow that is designed to cause death by shutting down the cardivascualr by bleeding is not a good argument.

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