Re: 223 for Deer
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.