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Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

 
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

Here in NM, the rule is (and has been for a while, at least) "Any Centerfire Cartridge" for deer and zipgoat. I only know of one person (and I know of dozens at work who hunt) that uses anything smaller than a .243 to hunt deer, a woman who uses a .204 Ruger, and every season she has harvested her deer with a bang-flop.

I haven't caught wind of any great controversy about the cartridge rule for deer here, and I doubt Wyoming will all of a sudden see some rash of problems.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:59 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

Count me in. Plan to use the 22-243 for goats this year.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:23 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

I've watched a few taken with a 223 WSSM and a 90 SMK. Worked just fine on the ones I saw.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:35 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

montana has no caliber restrictions and I used a 22x47 lapua and an 80 grain vld on deer and antelope with great results last year. We also had a bill pass to allow the use of suppressors on game, but our smartest person in the room governor saw fit to veto it. I am not sure as to whos agenda he subscribed to, but its dead as of now either way.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:08 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

Now that i know my Dad's 220 swift will stabilize the 60 grain hornady HP we will be using that for a speed goat this year.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:29 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

I have shot several antelope in Montana with the 55 & 62gr Federal Trophy Bonded 223Rem loads. If you keep the shots under 200 yards and hit them in the lungs as I have, it drops them in their tracks.

Long shots, or quartering away, no way. But inside 200 yards, and hit them right, it's clearly a good choice.
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