AR15 Deer Harvests Georgia

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by kwanjangnihm, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. kwanjangnihm

    kwanjangnihm Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    First year hunting with the AR15 platform. Did some research on which bullets to choose and finally came to purchase SSA 70gr TSX bullets. All the articles I read pointed to the tsx bullets as being the best for penetration & weight retention.

    All I can say is WOW & DRT!! These bullets rock. We shot both bucks directly into the shoulder area, on purpose and the results speak for themselves.

    The 9 pointer weighed right at 200#'s while the 6 pointer weighed 140#'s. Both were shot at 120 yards! Both bucks collapsed right on the spot!

    Stag Arms Model 6 24" SS w/ Leupold 6.5x20x50 LRT M1.

    This is my wife's first deer harvest!


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  2. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! The ole 223 will get the job done way better than most people give it credit for.
     

  3. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    If you can kill pigs with 'em you can certainly kill deer with 'em. that 70 grain TSX will get it done. the 75 grain Swift Scirocco II has a very good reputation too. Anyway I can't wait to take my Rock River Arms hunting.
     
  4. woodnut

    woodnut Well-Known Member

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    WOW ! and double WOW! Welcome to the fun of hunting with ARs! I didn't know Ga. had deer that big. Congrats! Here in Va. we aren't allowed to hunt with any bullet smaller than .233 cal. which really means you have to use a .243 or larger. I'm really into ARs and getting set to have a 6.5 Grendel built. RDSii64 is right, the 223 with good bullets will hammer pigs!
     
  5. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    What's the recipe for your 70gr Barnes??
     
  6. kwanjangnihm

    kwanjangnihm Well-Known Member

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